Pig Production

About this Course


Pig farming is the raising and breeding of domestic pigs. The domesticated pig is one of the most numerous and widespread large mammals. Pigs are omnivores, which mean that they consume both plants and animals. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. In confinement pigs are fed mostly on corn and soybean meal with a mixture of vitamins and minerals added to the diet. Domesticated pigs are commonly raised as livestock by farmers for meat (generally called pork, hams, gammon or bacon), as well as for leather (skin). Their bristly hairs are also used for brushes. Some breeds of pig, such as the Asian pot-bellied pigs, are kept as pets. Pig meat (pork) is a very important source of animal protein in human diets.

 

What You Will Learn:

  • Tthe importance and benefits of rearing pigs.
  • Develop competence for enhanced pigs production.
  • Knowledge and skills in modern pig management practices.
  • Starting and runing a lucrative pig production business

 

This is a 2 months duration course, broken into 7 weeks of teaching and learning and two weeks revision and assignments.

 

Course CodeUNN/OC/0003
Course Start DateStarted
Course Duration2 Months
Dedication3-4 Hours per week
Number of Modules8
LevelBasic
School offering courseUNN Enterprise Skill Acquisition School
LanguageEnglish
Video/Audio MediaNone
Course FeeNot Available (Program course)


Certificate of Proficiency


A Certificate of Proficiency is awarded to you at successful completion of courses designed to prepare you for a new career or enhance your skill set. This empowers you to be more productive and marketable in today's global market.


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Course Prerequisites / Requirements



This course has no strict requirements. Anyone is qualified to take this course so long as the student is familiar with taking online courses on the platform. Once registered in this course, you will be required to complete activities such as assignments or quiz in order to proceed. The course has been structured in a way to promote ease of understanding. You must be dedicated in this course; you should spend at least an average of 2 hours per day on this course.