- Never run out of food. We use these feeders from Brower. We’ve tried several other options, but these are the only trouble free feeders we’ve used.
- Never run out of water. We use the P-80 Waterers from Franklin. Still need to figure out how to set these up with a float valve for auto-filling.
- Don’t scrimp on fencing. Must have electric with strong perimeter. Check the fence often as the pigs will if you don’t. We have hog and combo panels from TSC. We have had electric off and on, and are currently learning our lesson with the electric fence.
- Keep them stupid. This one is related to #3. If the pigs ever get out, they will continue trying to get out again unless you can make them stupid again…which takes time and strong electric fencing.
Right now, I’m out of town, and the some of the pigs have gotten out. They got out earlier this week when we were getting some timber cut in their area. So…we’re learning #4 again the hard way.