In the Pig Management course you will learn the management of:

  • Pig health management
  • Management of sow and litter
  • Feeding of pigs
  • Breeding and selection of pigs

Whether it is for a hobby or commercial production the Pig Management course gives you a strong understanding of what you need to know to create a successful business.

If you are looking to manage a far, why not combine the Pig Management course with one of our other specialised animal courses such as Beef Cattle Management.

The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Breeding & Selection
  3. Feeding
  4. Diseases
  5. Managing the Boar
  6. Managing the Sow & Litter
  7. Managing of Fattening Pigs
  8. Economics & Records
  9. Managing a Piggery
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Select appropriate pig breeds for different purposes.
  • Explain how to manage the breeding of pigs.
  • Explain the physical facilities, including buildings and equipment of a pig farm.
  • Explain the procedures used in managing the condition, including the health and feeding of pigs.
  • Explain the husbandry operations associated with pig farming.
  • Develop strategies for marketing, including both traditional and innovative marketing plans of pigs and pig products.
  • Develop different strategies, including both traditional and innovative approaches, to manage the general operations associated with pig farming.