Starting a piggery business

Commercial piggeries are capital and labour intensive businesses.

Before you start a piggery, consider:

  • what facilities you’ll need
  • how much money you’ll need to keep the business going until you achieve an income
  • what environmental issues and laws apply
  • what licences and permits are required
  • what pig husbandry skills you’ll need.

You should research the different systems of pig production:

  • indoor intensive
  • free range
  • outdoor bred.

Considering all these factors carefully at the planning stage will increase your chances of success in running a piggery.