If you've cared for weaned piglets and want to take the next step in swine herding, the author has a lot of advice on how to breed pigs.
[PHOTO 1] Once you've successfully learned how to breed pigs, sights like this one will be common.
[PHOTO 3] Two white lines mark the incision sites for castration. [PHOTO 4] After making the cuts, pull the testicles out, and snap them off by hand. [PHOTO 5] Treat exposed areas afterward during fly season with a protective dressing.
[PHOTO 6] Cool air is vented onto the sow in this farrowing pen to make her comfortable.
[PHOTO 2] Most swine breeders cut the a tips off a young pig's needle teeth.
[PHOTO 7] Guard rails and a separate heat lamp provide young pigs with a warm and safe resting area.