If you are on flat land, see about making a make-shift septic hole. While the idea of a Momma-piggy cranking out 15 piglets which are then sold for lechon after 3 months seems like a really profitable idea.. Expect to lose some piglets that die the first week.
Expect piglets to be sold under the radar if you are not around.
Speaking of the neighbors, visit the property and check out which direction the wind carries.
If it’s going to blow the smell of pig-poo right into the neighbor’s kitchen.. Much better if you can find a piece of land with no neighbors for about an acre or two away. get a piece of land that has either a slope to part of it or even better a nearby river like the one I have.
Expect your grain bill to increase to feed all those new piggy-tummies.
And expect the weirdest demands from your caretakers at a moment’s notice. And don’t be surprised if they tell you, After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before.
Like expecting bonuses and a free piglet from every litter.. In July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself to the amazing Philippines.
I am a single man taking an honest look at all that the islands here have to offer, one day at a time.
Yah, you could just make a pen out in the sun but, expect to lose some piggies to the heat.
And you need a floor with a slant leading down to a drainage hole which is then made to flow into a cemented trough so the run-off water from cleaning can go away from the stalls.