Useful information collated from various industry sources
The information provided under this section has been sourced by Eskort from various reputable industry sources. This information is provided as a service to scholars, teachers and other interested parties. Eskort is not involved in farming or husbandry and does not express an opinion on the methods employed within these sectors.
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Spotlight on the South African Pork Industry
SOUTH AFRICAN PORK INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
Popular pig breeds in South Africa
Pig Gestation Cycle in the commercial industry in South Africa
Commercial pigs farms buy in gilts (unmated females) and once they are old enough these are inseminated; either naturally by a boar or artificially using a catheter and diluted bought in semen.
More information on pig nutrition
Pigs are fed balanced diets which are formulated to meet their requirements at different ages or stages of production.