Unit Code: AGR507

Unit Title: Pigs & Poultry Production

This unit examines the knowledge and experience in relation to commercial and smallholder pig and poultry management and provides information to assist with the development and expansion of these industries in the Solomon Islands. Pigs and poultry are the most common and tradition for in the Pacific Islands and amongst the villages. Therefore, it is necessary that farmers should train to care and manage these animals well. The main areas of study are farming practices for pigs: breeds and breeding systems, different pig production systems, pig housing, nutrition, pig biology and management, pig health and disease, records. The study areas of Poultry are breeds and breeding systems, different poultry production systems, nutrition, egg formation, hatchery management, day-old chickโ€™s management, and poultry health and disease.