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Factors to consider when constructing a piggery

PROVISION OF FEED AND WATER

A feed trough is needed in any pigsty and for growing or finishing pigs a feed space of 30cm per 100kg pig is enough. As pigs can be fed from the passage, it is best to site the trough against the passage wall for ease of management.
Water can be supplied to pigs through water troughs and/or nipple drinkers. The water trough or nipple drinkers should not be located near the feeding trough except for sows confined in a farrowing crate. The ideal site for nipple and water troughs is the tail end of the slope in the dunging area. The water trough should have an outlet to facilitate cleaning. The troughs should be big enough to hold enough water at any given time to enable the pigs to have water whenever they need it.