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Pig Farming


Pigs can be raised in controlled or free environment, as a small- or large-scale business. But in whatever size, a prospective farmer would need inputs as to how to raise pigs efficiently and in a more productive manner. Read from our guide and learn the basics on choosing piglets, proper nutrition, and ideal housing.

Raising pigs can be pursued as a small-scale operation as source of family meat and supplement income or it can be made into a large-scale operation.

Pigs may be raised in highly controlled environments (hog lots) indoor, in open spaces or barns as breeding sows or grown and sold for slaughter to butcher shops. Here are the aspects of pig raising that a grower must carefully consider:

Choosing Piglets to Raise

Pig feeders can be obtained from stock breeders, and producers, in auctions and classified ads. Pigs are of different breeds some of them are well suited for specific environments, indoor or outdoor. Crossbred pigs tend to grow faster, consume feed more efficiently and are vigorous. When buying a feeder, choose the large and healthy looking ones, at least 25 lbs. If you are choosing a male, which is observed to grow slightly faster than females, get one that is already castrated. Male or female, they are preferably immunized. Ask the breeder for health information and stock of the breeder.

Proper Nutrition for Pigs

Pigs feed on both grains and meat. They can also be fed with cooked table scraps and vegetables. Corn is their most common food, but they could benefit from having a diet with protein from soybeans or cooked meat. Further, they grow faster with vitamins and other supplements. Piglets have higher protein requirements than mature ones. Feeds can be bought packaged and in bulk. Pigs must also have adequate supply of drinking water daily, about two to four gallons. Provide water either through a tub or automatic nipple waterer.

Ideal Housing for Pigs

Pigs need housing to keep them warm during cold temperatures and to shelter them from excessive heat. Pigs are sensitive to heat and could die from heat stress. When housed indoors, temperature conditions must be well regulated. Controlled temperature conditions can help maximize growth. Cooling mechanisms for pigs can come in the form of drip water system or a wallow (for a hog pen).

Pigs can be housed indoors in individual stalls, pens (in groups or batch) or in barns. Even if the pigs are raised outdoors they would need a shelter during cold and hot weathers. The housing should have a space for feeding and bedding.

Pig Farm Sanitation

Sanitation is important to keep the pigs disease-free. A mechanism for easy cleaning and removal of waste is necessary for any type of pig housing. Some use slotted pen floors to make waste collection easy. Hosing a barn and removal of manure daily are recommended. So is keeping the floor dry to reduce odour.

After five to seven months, pigs are likely to reach ideal market weight of more than 200 lbs. They could be sold at livestock auctions or slaughtered for meat.

FAQ

Q. Different breeds of pig for meat?
A. Berkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Pietrain are few of the breeds available in market for farming.

Q. When to sell a pig, what is the best weight?
A. 175 to 260 pounds is the best weight of a pig to sell in the market.

Q. Best breed of pig for meat purpose?
A. Duroc is the best pig breed for meat.

Q. Feed requirements?
A. You can feed them vegetables, high protein grain diet and ground corn. You can feed the pigs once or twice a day for maximum weight gain. Remember water is most important for pig as one third of the pig body is made up of water.

Q. Which is the best breed pig for producing more piglets?
A. More likely Duroc is the best breed pig which produces more piglets..

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607 Responses to "Pig Farming".

1. Kamuli Nelson J.S on 6/9/2009 4:54:04 AM
Am pleased to see this edition If you can send me some contact details of some pig farmers because I've liked the way you do things out and now wish to work hand in hand with you as I take part in pig farming here in Africa, Uganda. MY CONTACT DETAILS ARE: KAMULI NELSON JAGENDAS, KINGS COLLEGE BUDO, P.O.BOX 7121, KAMPALA[U], My mobile is +256 752 183262
2. Kamuli Nelson J.S on 6/9/2009 4:57:49 AM
If I can get to any pig farm out there I can work as a casual laborer or any thing Because of the love I have for pigs. Just get back to me on +256 752 183262
3. fiona on 6/26/2009 11:53:32 AM
This article is very informative. I want to start up a pig farm and have been searching for as much information as possible. Thank you.
4. kyahurwa philip on 7/4/2009 4:18:22 AM
Am on initial stages of starting a piggery farm, however I do not have enough capital and experience required to succeed in this business. How can i get assistance from you. Will be gratetiful to hear from you.
5. Gideon on 8/9/2009 8:57:42 AM
i want to start pig farming in Kenya..Please help me with a copy of a piggery business plan. And any other information relate to starting a pig farm. i Will be grateful to hear from you.
6. Fredrick . M. Chege on 8/17/2009 2:21:33 AM
I want to start pig farming as a smallholder farmer. I need information on construction of pig pens, if you could please send me a plan showing the dimensions and the cost. I intend to start with one breeder sow in the short term. Please assist as I have already sourced for the initial funds required.
7. noma chikosha on 8/23/2009 7:38:24 PM
i want to start a pig farming and need some help how to start it as i am starting from scratch, if you could please provide with the information. Am eagerly waiting to hear from you. thanx
8. Robinah Sekabembe on 8/24/2009 6:55:30 AM
I want to start pig farming as a business. I have never done it before. Kindly provide me with all the information necessary to get started. I already have land and the start up capital.
9. percy Mosimane on 8/26/2009 5:53:20 AM
i'm looking for much information as possible as to opening or starting a pig farm. i got a location, all i need is info and if possible the startup capital.
10. Toni on 8/26/2009 11:59:40 AM
Hello, im a vet and a trader specialized in pig-production. Ive worked in Australia, Denmark and Germany. If somebody is interested in any kind of Information about Pig Farming, Vet-stuff, Finance... then just write an email. I am very sorry to say, but its not that easy as shown in the article above. Toni
11. Rethabile on 8/26/2009 1:49:55 PM
could you please help with
1.What is the best way of marketing pigs.
2.when to market.
12. GEORGE MACHARIA MWANGI on 9/10/2009 6:05:27 AM
I have access to a piece of land on which i would like to start a pig farming venture, initially on a small commercial scale but with a view to future expansion. kindly advice on a suitable model for a start. my target market would be meat processing companies in Nairobi.
13. nelson kwada on 9/15/2009 1:57:32 AM
I would like to be assisted in starting up a piggery business. Could you please furnish me a checklist of equipment and other equally important accessories essential in starting pig farming business.
14. Ranie Mariano on 9/15/2009 11:34:22 PM
My family has been into pig farming since my youngest time. Now that i am in right age, i want to venture in this kind of business in my own. can you send me important considerations on how to start this kind of business? thanks.
15. purushottam shrestha on 9/16/2009 7:26:47 AM
found your literature interesting and helpful. looking for a business plan and its budget requirement for a small scale pig farming towards western side of NEPAL. with best regards.
16. JAMES MOGI on 9/27/2009 2:30:14 AM
I would like to set up a pig farm in Gulu northern Uganda. May you provide me with the construction requirement for the housing and the most suitable breed to keep. What are the other information that you think can be useful for the project. I intend to set up the farm for both breeding and pork.
17. ronald on 10/3/2009 4:49:14 AM
i have already started keeping pigs and i would like you to please submit me a copy of potential clients who can buy one or two pigs. thanks
18. Ronny on 10/4/2009 10:59:01 AM
hi Ton, i thank you for the Good work u are doing but plz i would want to start a pig farm can you help me that's my email nicoronny@yahoo.co.uk
19. Ronny on 10/5/2009 10:46:40 AM
i thought some of the people on this website are here to help us, we who would wish to start up a piggery project. please if anyone can help do the needful because we are on this website to be helped thanks.
20. Joseph Lwanga on 10/13/2009 8:42:45 AM
I am already into pig farming and I am not complaining. Would like some help in accessing better markets for old and young pigs. Farm in Wakiso. (0756439786)

0756439786 || Uganda || Pig Farming Consultant

21. Joseph Lwanga on 10/13/2009 8:51:45 AM
Forgot to inform you that you can access training in pig farming from my farm at a small fee. Call 0756439786. Teams of 20 people can be taken through the training at any given time. Farm in Wakiso Uganda

0756439786 || Uganda || Pig Farming Consultant

22. Peter Chandia on 10/18/2009 4:21:32 AM
I would like to set up a pig farm in Arua, West Nile. May you provide me with the construction requirement for simple housing using locally available materials and the most suitable breed to keep. What are the other information that you think can be useful for the project. I intend to set up the farm for both breeding and pork, and eventually get sustainable income .
23. AMUTHA PUTHIARAJ on 10/19/2009 3:31:49 AM
I would like to set up a pig farm in vasudevanallur(tamilnadu). what are the steps that i have to take for construction requirement and how can i start this project. please give me the other information for this project.
24. Rochelle Mitchell on 10/21/2009 1:39:21 AM
i want to start a pig farm business in the Philippines. Can you provide me the complete details from construction to raising pigs so I can start my business appropriately. Thanks for the help.
25. ISHAYA DAUDA on 10/21/2009 4:26:26 AM
I want to start pig business in Nigeria i live in Abuja the nation's capital i need your advice on how to go about it thanks.
26. SSEGGAYI Jude on 10/30/2009 6:21:27 AM
I would like to start a piggery project in rural area of my district-Uganda. Right now i am rearing on a small scale, so i would like to expand and what i seek for is financial assistance inform of capital in kind and advise. Thanks in advance.
27. minerva bulacja mrs on 11/2/2009 11:20:00 PM
i want to start a piggery project sammar, philippine, i am rearing on small scale. pls can you provide me the complete details from construction to raising pigs so i can start my business appropriately, remark: i have the land + natural water no electricity. thanks for the help.
28. kapil swett on 11/3/2009 9:32:03 AM
I want to begin a pig farm in Tura, Meghalaya, India, and intend to market them here and in and around the neighboring district. I own sufficient land with regular water supply. Also if I could combine it with small scale farming, I guess that would be good. Kindly let me know how I must go about it in all aspects from the farm design, constructions, breeds, feed etc. thanks in advance
29. racheal on 11/5/2009 4:12:02 AM
i have already started a piggery unit and i would like to know where i can get market and how much a pig goes for at 1 month, 5 months and adulthood. if the prices depend on the weight plz attach weights with corresponding prices.
30. charles kedi on 11/6/2009 12:55:49 PM
educate us on the problem of temperature control if one lives up country where there is no electricity and the shelter constructed is just with iron sheets, what should someone do to ensure healthy pigs.
31. Pio Rymond on 11/7/2009 1:47:22 PM
i was advised by my friends to setup a pigy farm but i dont know anything about it could u plz tell me the nature of business what are the advantage and disadvantage in this business Also send me the business plan to educate me more in this business
32. sebastian Karanja on 11/13/2009 7:16:26 AM
I am a small scale pig farmer in Kiambu. I intend to make my farm one of the most successful and profitable in the region. Kindly send me the most prolific breeds, their source and price{price of an expectant mother)because i want to change this breed as it is retarded in growth and takes so much time to mature. Thanks in advance
33. UGOCHUKWU CHIGEMEZU FORTUNE on 11/14/2009 7:07:49 AM
I am a commercial pig farmer in Orlu, Imo state of Nigeria. I really want to expand in my piggery business by introducing a very good breed of pig in my farm. I want a contact of an european company where I will have the opportunity to purchase the breed which will enhance my business, undergo an intensive training on how to handle them. Kindly also send me a comprehensive feasibility studies on piggery. Thank you.
34. Archil on 11/15/2009 11:07:51 AM
I am planning on entering into a pig farming business in Georgia and would like to get a business plan for it. If anybody has it or knows where i can get it and tells me I would appreciate it very much. Thank you
35. mwachibua on 11/17/2009 12:08:33 AM
Toni, may I have your email address for further communication please. Otherwise, I have the land all I need is the technical know how regarding piggery as a business.
36. Atuhura Hilda on 11/18/2009 5:05:31 AM
Hi Toni, you've made a genuine comment. but to me i thought it was that easy. i badly need to start a piggery project and am currently writing my business plan. I hope you can be of great importance to me. what are the basic requirements, challenges and costs involved.
37. Atuhura Hilda on 11/18/2009 5:27:02 AM
wel, currently am planing my business location area Hoima Town. its simply where am starting the business from with the hopes of getting market any where in uganda but starting with Hoima and the Albertine region at large. Hoima is located in Uganda East of Africa. Hoima town is where i want to work from (business area). E-mail thr_hilda@yahoo.com.
38. kristian on 11/18/2009 9:17:10 PM
I stay in indonesia, i am a chinese, and indonesia is the biggest amount of moslem people country, demand of pork meat is not as much as in abroad. BUT, about pig farm here is few in Java island. anybody can help me to get international joint to set pig farm in east indonesia, bali-lombok-nusa tenggara, maybe? I live in bandung, west java, indonesia. I am a young entrepreneur. i am ready to do this business. business is business, not all about money. make it better environment, food, health and living attitude. PIG farm? why not. kristiansalim@gmail.com
39. CANONBALL MAHOLE on 11/21/2009 3:20:28 AM
hi there, please i would like to start a pig breeder in a village of kgagodi, botswana. if you can at least help me with information on how to breed pigs and floor plan of a pig house will also help. thanx
40. ramesh sitoula on 11/24/2009 11:12:14 AM
i am very happy to read this things. now i am going 2 start my own farm so please i need some advice about pig farming. i am from NEPAL. THANKS
41. Fadhila muhanga on 11/25/2009 3:07:11 AM
i want to start business plan or project for pig production location at morogoro municipality please how to construct, it is a 5 yrs project
42. rwesi on 11/30/2009 6:01:00 AM
mahalapye, central, Botswana. i want to start pig production and want more information on building structures and pig feeding. whats the estimation of number of pigs to start with.
43. Sochimobim (Sochi) Ayaegbunam on 11/30/2009 1:43:11 PM
I intend to start a small scale commercial Pig farming, and would like to undergo a training, since i do not have any experience in this field. Kindly guide me accordingly, my location is Lagos Nigeria
44. Kudzai on 12/1/2009 7:32:53 AM
hello i intend to start piggery i have the capital but i do not have any idea on how to do it
45. chriswell mkodzongi on 12/11/2009 8:22:47 AM
i want to start a pig farm in mazowe mashonaland central zimbabwe rwere communal
46. George on 12/12/2009 10:39:14 AM
Hi. I live in North West Province, RSA. I would like to start a pig farming operation. I already have the land. Please can you help with a basic business plan to start with. I also would like some ideas as to building the pig enclosure structures and shelter. Any other useful information would be appreciated. Many thanks
47. ECONYU STEPHEN on 12/13/2009 12:33:02 PM
thanks for the help given to those who have reachieved so far. Am therefore optimistic too. I intend to start my farm in Kaberamaido District rural area
48. Peter kanyara on 12/13/2009 2:04:43 PM
Am in kenya at going with a small pig farm of about ten pigs. i have difficulty in feeding the quantity per pig and at different stages. kindly help.
49. Tjibuya on 12/15/2009 3:21:04 AM
I would like you to help find information on how to start a pig production farm in maun, botswana. I would like to raise pigs and also have an abattoir and processing unit. If you can, please help me with a typical business proposal for starting a pig farm
50. Peter Wango on 12/15/2009 7:18:08 AM
I started a pig farm in Githunguri location, Kiambu district around April this year. I initially had issues with proper feeding and my first sale averaged 57Kgs per beaconer. I have done the second which averaged 72Kgs. The numbers have shot up and my structures are now inadequate. I will hit 200 by February 2010. What i need is someone i can interact with for ideas on the project. I also need insight on how to run the project. I intend to have at least 400 by end of 2010. I would also like to get in touch with Sebastian Karanja above. Kindly assist.
51. Criz Agustin on 12/16/2009 8:40:45 AM
I'm about to start my 15 sow level piggery farm, the problem is i don't know how to start, can you please send me a feasibility study and ROI for this matter, thank you
52. Mugo wa Muniu on 12/17/2009 8:55:55 AM
I am starting a pig farm in Limuru, Kiambu in Kenya. I have a business plan in place and can share this with those of you that are interested. i will however run practical starting January 2010.
53. Deep gautam on 12/23/2009 7:21:37 AM
I would like to set up a pig farm in East part of Nepal. May you provide me with the construction requirement for the housing and the most suitable to keep pig . What are the other information that you think can be useful for the project. I intend to set up the farm for pork.
54. Charles Hakata on 12/23/2009 11:08:07 AM
Kudzai and chriswell mkodzongi
You guys from Zimbabwe .. lets link up and work on this together. I have access to a lot of information. write sankomota@gmail.com or cell: 263 912 892954. Rgds
55. John Wachira on 1/2/2010 10:14:54 AM
Am interested in getting into pig farming as many have said one is assured of making profits. I would really want to understand it and the steps to go through. I intend to try it in Mlolongo area of Athi River in the Eastern Province, Kenya. And as I was browsing on pig farming, i came across startupbizhub and particularly Mugo Muniu(item 63 above) who also has a business plan. Please share it with me as i belief it might clarify many questions. Thanks.
56. Steven on 1/3/2010 3:29:00 AM
I want to start up a pig farm and have been searching for information, i came across this article is very informative Thank you. I am a Singaporean I would like to set up a pig farm in Vietnam. Can you guide me on the initial stages of starting a piggery farm, however I do not have experience in this business. I Will be grateful to hear from you. msn: stevenpk03@hotmail.com or can video call at Skype: stevenpk03@hotmail.com
57. deep on 1/4/2010 3:31:26 PM
I am still waiting for some help. How can I do pig farming? I am very interested to do Pig farming in east part of nepal. If some body really wants to help me please write me some guidelines below In my mail Address I really appreciate. this my contact mail nepal_mail911@yahoo.com
58. t.zulu on 1/5/2010 6:49:08 AM
need information on piggery breeding for a beginner and from start to selling. HARARE ZIMBABWE
59. mash on 1/5/2010 9:09:19 AM
i am interested in pig farming can somebody help me with the idea of doing business plan plz. am in Maun north west part of Botswana, plz help....
60. Emma on 1/6/2010 4:25:22 AM
I am intending to start up a pig business and i have read the information that you have provided above, is it possible for you to provide me with more adequate information like the best breeds to keep. I am based in East Africa. It shall be grateful
61. Victor Teboho on 1/9/2010 5:57:37 AM
I live in Maseru - Lesotho. I am intending to start up a pig family business in a small version first, is it possible for you to provide me with more adequate information like the best breeds to keep, food and if special accommodation would be required. Thanks
62. Ogola Pajapian on 1/10/2010 2:17:42 AM
I want to startup a piggery and pork sausage processing line please give me the business plan and the price list of the plant and where to get them. Tororo, Kampala, Uganda
63. Tuyinza fred on 1/11/2010 7:52:17 AM
I started commercial pig farming one year ago with 5 sows and 1 boar. Now I have 12 sows and 20 boars. What is the ideal and cheapest housing if i intend to expand to a capacity of 100 pigs. I haven't started selling piglets but buyers for piglets are rare in uganda. I wouldn't mind though. Kampala Uganda
64. Nestor Genteroles on 1/11/2010 9:02:35 PM
I want to start pig farming but i don't know where to start. i want to read about the business plan in pig farming to give me an adequate information .. i am living in the southern part of the philippines. In our place there are few who engage in pig farming..
65. DOVLO SAMUEL KWAKU on 1/14/2010 8:55:43 AM
Can you please, assist me with all the relevant information needed to start pig farming such as pig house, feeding, etc and business plan. SOGAKOPE, SOUTH TONGU DISTRICT, VOLTA REGION, GHANA.
66. Albert K F Chang on 1/15/2010 4:50:15 AM
I am from Malaysia and wish to set up a pig farm in Tay Ninh province in Vietnam. It is going to be a small farm with less than 100 pigs at the beginning. I need to know how to acquire suitable land in the area and how to proceed to comply with other legal requirements in order to set up the farm. Can you help me on that ?
67. alfred on 1/15/2010 4:56:16 AM
I am interested in starting a small scale pig farming in vietnam, please offer your advice on regulation
68. Musisi Stephen on 1/17/2010 6:49:44 AM
I am from Uganda, East Africa i started pig farming four years ago and on my small farm i have only indigenous breeds which i have seen are not good breeds. Can you please, assist me with all relevant information about piggery, like the best breeds to keep for the best profits.
69. Godson on 1/19/2010 8:53:31 AM
Hello, thanks for the information. am a Ugandan {wakiso district} with plans to start pig rearing on a large scale. my main target is supply pork to restaurants, hotels and supper market which has to be exceptionally high quality pork. i would like to know how to construct appropriate pens for the pigs and if there are any sources of free piggery business plans which can be used at templates
70. Sinovuyo on 1/19/2010 10:12:11 AM
South Africa, the farm is situated in Elliot in the eastern cape. need all the info on starting a pig farm and if can provide me with a sample of piggery business plan. thank you in advance
71. kaddu samuel on 1/25/2010 7:33:58 AM
The literature is very informative. I am interested in both breeding, pork and to get sustainable income. It is 3 years since l started piggery project on a small scale farming, I intended to do it as a farming business but the capital limited me to keep it grow. feeds were expensive. I want to succeed in this business. Favor me and send me a sample of piggery business plan. I will be grateful to hear from you. Kaddu Samuel, Iganga- eastern part of Uganda.
72. Chabeli Molatoli on 1/25/2010 2:55:04 PM
I would like to start a piggery on a large scale in south africa, so it would be of my utmost pleasure if u could help me out with a Business plan and the available markets that one could access.
73. lennon sigauke on 1/26/2010 4:14:33 AM
I would like to start a commercial pig project just outside mutare, manicaland, zimbabwe. i would like info on potential markets, local and export. A business plan would be welcome. want to link up with other pig farmers anywhere in zim
74. sam on 1/27/2010 12:34:42 PM
i would like to start a commercial pig project just in kiboga district uganda, please can u give me an updated info on potential markets, locally and export, i'll be much grateful if you can send me a business plan, and want to link up with other pig farmer on large scale in uganda, thankx.
75. raghuveer on 1/29/2010 11:53:54 AM
karnataka, gulbarga. sir if i start the business then where i must sell the pigs. please give me some company address who purchase the pig from me. ph=09945041999.
76. Naresh Kumar Joshi on 2/1/2010 6:57:15 AM
I wish to start Pig farming as a small business in Jaipur Dist. Rajasthan India. Please mail me information how to do it in detail.
77. patrick mwangi on 2/2/2010 2:38:11 AM
I am a small farmer with about 100 pig in different stages and have worked with the main breeder in kenya near nairobi for 18 years. and can be of great help to mr john wachira article no 66. contact me office +254208007144.
78. Oliver Katsaura on 2/2/2010 10:06:58 AM
I am planning to have a small business in pig farming. I have no idea on piggery but determined to learn and go. I need information from pens building to breeding up to selling. Oliver Katsaura, Zimbabwe, Chegutu.
79. clive Ndisha Phophi aka venda boy on 2/2/2010 10:44:55 AM
Hi, I STAY IN SOUTH AFRICA AT THOHOYANDOU (VENDA) I have already started with one duroc baor, 2landrase sows and 2 white large, by mid year i'm expecting more than 40 hogs. I'm running short of land and how to build pens and how many must be kept in one pen and for how long, plz send me these information. FARMING IS MY HOBBY.
80. hari sandu on 2/4/2010 3:08:35 AM
I wanna start piggery here in kharagpur a town in west bengal in India. tell me where can I buy and where I can sell them off when they get big... & let me know the details of starting a business how much sq area of land required and all the basics needs...
81. patrice on 2/4/2010 9:35:35 AM
We have been asked to help a local Timorese set a pig farm in East Timor. Any advice or information would be helpful..apart from don't do it!
82. Washington Timuri on 2/5/2010 6:48:21 AM
I am planning to have a small business in pig farming. I have Little idea on piggery but determined to learn and go. I need information from where(Place) to buy the pigs and breeding up to selling. Washington Timuri, Zimbabwe, Chegutu Mhondoro, Mubaira .
83. Nelehh on 2/5/2010 10:31:03 AM
Have just completed building my pig sty and going to purchase piglets / pigs. Am green and would like all the necessary help with how to go about rearing pigs.
84. RAJESH on 2/7/2010 7:53:25 AM
SIR, I WANT TO START PIG FARMING BUSINESS AT SMALL SCALE AROUND JALANDHAR, PUNJAB. PL GIVE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION ABOUT ALL THIS. WITH THANKS, RAJES, JALANDHAR, PUNJAB
85. Angeline on 2/9/2010 10:58:10 PM
I would like to start a Pig Farming business in South Africa. A Template of a Pig Farm Business Plan I would also appreciate Exp: Delmas, Gauteng, South Africa
86. sam ngugi on 2/11/2010 10:07:40 AM
pig farming around kikuyu area and would like to be more informed on this area
87. dumba emmanuel on 2/12/2010 5:53:50 AM
thanks very much for the job you people are doing it's so wonderful. i would like to start up a pig farm project, but i wanted to know every detail that concerns the pigs. that includes all the costs needed for that project and all that is needed to be put in place in order to have pig keeping. thank you hope to hear from you soon.
88. Alice Kimani on 2/12/2010 9:01:14 AM
i want to start a pig farming business in rural area of nairobi. i have already build the shed and i would like to know the best breed, whether to buy piglets or to buy expectant pigs please help. From Ruai Nairobi in Kenya
89. bhupal on 2/14/2010 2:27:30 PM
dear, if you have any more ideas for pig farming plz send in my E-Mail Id bhupal_sbandhi@yahoo.com
90. elamu samuel on 2/15/2010 8:04:52 AM
i am in soroti uganda, so can i start piggery in the village since there is enough land there, how much can i spend on purchase of piglets & what is the best breed for me, give me more information on piggery. give me someones experience
91. charlotte on 2/16/2010 12:00:28 PM
how possible is it to manage pig raring when not on site but through a supervisor
92. Rhodrick Ndawala on 2/17/2010 6:22:55 AM
I am from Malawi. I have enjoyed reading your newsletter. I am very much interested in opening up a pig farming business. I would like to have information on suitable structures for rearing different groups of pigs, size of pen structure for 10 small/ big pigs, cost effective feed(type), ideal management practices for different groups of pigs and all relevant information for the smooth running of the business. Regards, Rhodrick
93. Cris Ponce on 2/20/2010 11:19:46 AM
Hi I am Cris from Davao City Philippines. I just need an advice on how to succeed in piggery business. I am interested first in backyard piggery start of 2 sow or maybe more depending on the location. I also want to know on how to minimize the odor of pig manure in a natural way. What are the preparations i need in order to start this business? Hope you will help me on this matter. I really interested to venture in this kind business. Thank you
94. ramil veyra on 2/20/2010 11:16:33 PM
how to start the pig farm. would want your kind advise on the best pig farm on, thanks.
95. k.g.senthil on 2/22/2010 12:03:11 AM
hi i read your article about pig farming i would like to startup a pig farming my place i would like to know the full details, that is about how much space, total amount of money, feeding, & can have some address of pig farms in Tamilnadu, SOUTHINDIA, i am residing at sathyamangalam, ErodeDistrict, TAMILNADU STATE, SOUTHINDIA, INDIA.
96. Churchill on 2/23/2010 3:15:25 AM
Hello, Please help me with a business plan for a commercial piggery unit. Masindi, Uganda. Kind Reagrds.
97. BONIFACE KAMWENDO on 2/24/2010 7:27:00 AM
Am a Malawian living in Lilongwe. I have a land near the old airport. I would like to have contacts with people who are in semi intensive pig farming within Lilongwe or Blantyre. The people should be willing to help those who are aspiring to venture in this type of farming. If possible contact me on the following numbers:+265999567074/+265888567074. I will be glad to interact with you. BK
98. muikia charles on 2/25/2010 10:08:17 AM
am actually concerned not with pig farming but the waste from the pigs. pig droppings are the best raw materials for making biogas(than cowdung). kensol energy ltd in conjuction with shengndong company(china)have several systems to generate biogas using pigs droppings. any interested pig farmer can contact the office(info@kensolenergy.com)or cmuikia@gmail.com.tel:+254 723 159 259. thank you.
99. muikia charles on 2/25/2010 10:13:11 AM
am writing this article in reference to article 102(SAM NGUGI). WILL U PLEASE GET ME INTO CONTACT WITH THESE PIG FARMERS IN KIKUYU PLEASE. CALL/SMS TO:0723 159 259
100. Judith Namulondo on 2/26/2010 2:15:31 AM
Thanks for the wonderful knowledge! Have already started the piggery business on small scale, but i need more on the quantity of feeds each pig can consume in terms of weight in the day. Where to get the best good prices? And a business plan. From Kampala, Wakiso district, Uganda.
101. Albert Nuwamanya on 3/1/2010 2:31:26 AM
Hello there, thanks for this info, i have a little question though, i plan to add a piggery unit to my Farm that already has Diary cows but i am told the two cannot co-exist next to each other, is it true? and if so why?. What can i do with regard to citing and housing to allow for the two within the range of 30 meters. Albert from Mbarara Municipality, Mbarara District, Uganda (+256702899124)
102. Komakech Roy Ronald on 3/1/2010 11:36:29 AM
I'm much interested in starting piggery in small scale farm but i need more information, which foods is good for pigs, what kind of structure to use in rearing pigs etc, I leave in northern uganda, Nebbi district.
103. ashley on 3/3/2010 1:39:06 AM
i am interested in starting piggery farming, i need to be finish with all equipment to be used, food to supply them, housing structure. Ashley from francistown in the northern part of Botswana
104. patrick on 3/3/2010 4:17:08 AM
Thanks for the good ideas, i was impressed with your ideas and i started putting in much effort in what i had now my pigs are improving. I am still interested in more ideas.
105. Gachuhi P. J. on 3/3/2010 7:26:12 AM
I was quite impressed by getting information on pig rearing on the net. I've just started a pig rearing project with 5 expectant mothers and one father....they called it one unit.The bad thing is that i have no experience and would like some training together with my farmhands. Where can i have some training? My farm is in Kagundu-ini Location, Kandara Division, Murang'a South District. Nearest town is Thika in Kenya.
106. Paulo on 3/5/2010 2:16:40 PM
I have started a piggery with 1 sow and 6 gilts. I would like to be advised on how to make pig farming a profitable business especially with regard housing, feeding and minimizing costs particularly those relating to feeds. I would also like to be advised on what pig breed can reach a market weight of more than 200 lbs "After five to seven months". I am from Iganga District, Uganda.
107. Okumu Thomas on 3/9/2010 2:54:14 PM
I'm in Uganda, i have been dreaming for piggery business to lift me from my situation in northern uganda. I dont have any knowledge on pigs keeping and i'm now determined to start it immediately, help me with a copy of business plan, hoping to hear from you soon. Okumu From Gulu-Uganda
108. Dunni on 3/10/2010 5:00:01 AM
I have started a piggery. I would like to be advised on how to make pig farming a profitable business especially with regard feeding and minimizing costs particularly those relating to feeds. I also need a template or an example of a written pig business plan. I am from Nigeria
109. damulira John on 3/10/2010 6:03:21 AM
hello thanx for the good work done so far, am in the process of starting the pig project, advice on feeding. thanks
110. Atule Robert on 3/10/2010 8:33:20 AM
Am grateful to your column of Pig rearing. Am a resident of Jiako'Daddam Subcounty Arua District. I've got interested in piggery and am in the building stage. As a stater in the project i request for support interms of advice on how to carry out the enterprise for income generating to improve on the family Livelihood. Thanks.
111. Lwanga Joseph on 3/13/2010 5:46:51 AM
I want to suggest that this website becomes more useful by say sending out literature to people who register. This information on piggery can be useful. Thanks
112. adebunmi shadare on 3/13/2010 3:49:34 PM
I used to live in nigeria, then i was a pig farmer, i am presently in the united kingdom, and my email above, if you wish to learn about pig farming, its interesting and profitable contact me on the email, please i dont want spams. bunmidare@hotmail.co.uk
113. abhishek.pisal on 3/16/2010 2:52:45 AM
i want to start pig farming business. i'm interested in pig farming. plz give me guidelines. ok
114. Pepna L. KEPA on 3/16/2010 5:23:34 AM
Am from PNG, I am interested in venture into piggery farming. Please provide me the costings (FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY).. THANKS.... Pepna
115. liz on 3/17/2010 5:21:26 AM
kampala Uganda. Thanks so much, this is really helpful. But i need your advice, am starting this project but as i see the investment is costly do you think in one year i can begin making profits. secondly, which ones are better to buy at start, the piglets or matures ones, plz advice me the months. thanks so much
116. david rampedi on 3/17/2010 10:00:25 AM
I live in South Africa and need to build a pig house. So can you please advise me how to start as I want to start piggery.
117. Joseph on 3/17/2010 10:29:25 AM
just a professional advise for one who is interested in agriculture but without prior knowledge, though willing to learn as much as needed for success.
I want to go into pig, poultry, snail, fish and cattle farming.
I am going to start very small, but surely.
I have my land ready.
I will be happy if I can get images of houses for all these, common diseases, general feeds, etc.
118. alise on 3/18/2010 7:41:05 AM
Nairobi, Kenya. hi, i heard about exotic breeds of pigs that mature faster than traditional breeds. is this true and where can get them in kenya
119. enemali friday on 3/18/2010 7:42:34 AM
nigeria....kaduna state..northern part of nigeria..i want to set of a pig farm but i need to know the actual cost of feeding, vaccination, cost of building a pen, and other things that will be needed for a hundred piglets to start with
120. Happy Richard on 3/19/2010 3:58:40 AM
i am trying to start pig farming in fort portal Uganda. Kindly get me a business plan on keeping pigs. the link provided on this web site does not seem to open. kind regards
121. jere bowe on 3/19/2010 3:51:41 PM
i am trying to start a piggery in the bahamas i would like a business plan on keeping and maintaining them. because of the lovely climate i would like to know which breed would be suitable, the vaccines and such. i have about 10 acres to start with.
122. Waititu wa Kiarie on 3/19/2010 9:21:47 PM
Kennesaw, GA (USA)- I've been very encouraged by the many entrepreneur profiles i've read here especially entry # 63 Mugo wa Muniu and # 61 Peter Wango. I'm currently working in the USA, but my home is Limuru, Kiambu. My wife and I have been discussing a lot about rearing of pigs and infact when i was in Kenya last month, we toured a few pig farms in Ndumberi, Mihang'o and also Karatina areas. We also visited Farmers Choice farm in Kahawa west where we got some good advice. We're currently building several pig-pens on our farm, while looking for a few good pig mothers and one boar. Starting any new venture is always challenging, so I'd like to connect with Mugo, Wango, Sebastian Karanja, Alice ETC plus any other kenyans interested in pig farming...maybe we can encourage each other and share our ups & downs in this pig business. My email is jkwaititu@yahoo: God bless :)
123. Eweku Tonny on 3/20/2010 12:32:00 PM
I reside in Kaberamido district in Eastern Uganda and currently a student in my final semester, but am immediate interest is to start up a piggery farm in my country home before the end of the year. Am therefore, requesting for any available information in regards to my intended project, especially on local building material, feeding, treatment, breed and starting capital, please get me on tel; 256-712374043 and my e-mail tonnyeribu@yahoo.com
124. Comfort on 3/20/2010 4:46:57 PM
I reside in north west province in rustenburg, i want to start my pig farming business in rustenburg, i would like to have as much information as i can, starting with raising capital for my business as a start up.
125. Roy on 3/22/2010 1:30:43 AM
l want to start a piggery project at my farm in mhangura, Zimbabwe so can you give me more information on pig houses, type of piglets, how to take proper care of them and a budget that I might need depending on the number of pigs. I am looking forward to hear from you.
126. Aneesh Cherian on 3/24/2010 9:01:07 AM
i would like to start small scale pig farm cum fish farm in India, (Kerala / Tamil Nadu) Please give your details and advice in this regards. What are the negative side of this farming and positive side please clearly explain me
127. alidu dramani on 3/25/2010 12:57:44 PM
I would like to start pig farming in Ghana, please give me your guidelines as to how to start. How should the structure be, keeping and to be successful. I would like to know everything please, explain clearly. thanks
128. charles k on 3/27/2010 12:51:21 PM
i have read your advise on how to raise pigs, it is very educative. my major concern is on the health of the pigs because if one has to succeed in pig raring one requires to be equipped with some basics on identifying diseases that normally attack the pigs, the causes and probably the remedy to those diseases.
129. Martin Nahamya on 3/29/2010 8:17:10 AM
Hi I am in Uganda, I have just acquired some piece land (2 acres) and would like to raise Pigs for commercial purposes but in an optimal way. Since I am totally ignorant about the business, I would like as much information as possible. key things I am looking out for are; Plan for the Farm, breed to select, Costs in setup, management of Farm, Health issues to note, etc..
130. nosipho on 3/29/2010 12:40:47 PM
Please provide me with more information on how to start a piggery farm and the size of the land that is needed. I am about to put an offer to purchase a 10 acres land. The business will be operated in Johannesburg South africa.
131. Remy on 3/29/2010 1:15:56 PM
Please i need a feasibility study report on how to start a small scale piggery business in San Ignacio Belize. Thank you
132. Memory Nyagwambo on 3/30/2010 8:14:24 AM
Please provide me with information on small scale piggery, cross breeding and contacts of people in the same business in my area. Rusape, Zimbabwe. Thank you
133. Memory Nyagwambo on 3/30/2010 8:33:36 AM
I would also like to get in touch with butchery owners from the Rusape, Mutasa, Makoni areas in Zimbabwe. I can be contacted on 263 011794142 or e-mail me on tozvi@yahoo.co.uk
134. mpandi dennis on 3/31/2010 3:39:24 AM
am grateful for the information you have given at least i have an idea of how to start up..but would love to give me more information on the requirements needed to start up piggery, plannings, best breeds to start up with, marketing, disease that attack and how to treat them. my contacts are 0782206722 and am in Uganda..i will be very grateful..
135. marionito rojas on 4/2/2010 9:20:01 PM
i plan to venture on piggery farming can you give me an idea how to make it successful. i plan to start with 10 sows, and fattend all piglets. my area to start my small business is in, ormoc city, leyte, philippines. it would be very grate if you can help this matters, thank you very much.
136. Njogu Kangaru on 4/4/2010 1:32:56 PM
Hi. I have started a small piggery and would be grateful to receive more information on pig farming for better returns. Thanking you in advance. P.O. Box. 01 10103, Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri Kenya. Cell +254 721 412 382
137. Benon Namara on 4/5/2010 12:30:34 PM
Hello, I have an idea of becoming a piggery man, but not yet started, so i would like to get your guidance before i start, for highly lucrative. Stays in Kampala, Uganda. Thanks a lot for being altruism and may the LORD GOD bless you copiously, please have a great time.
138. nasser hanna on 4/7/2010 6:24:21 AM
Hi I am Lanie from Philippines, I just started a pig farm with 10 sow and i need an advice on how to succeed in piggery business (feasibility study, and piggery business plan). I intend to set up the farm for both breeding and pork. Also I want to know on how to minimize the odor of pig manure in a natural way. remark: i have the land + natural water with electricity. best regards nassercanada2005@yahoo.ca
139. Jane on 4/7/2010 9:49:57 AM
I am hoping to set up a new piggery on a small piece of land somewhere near Entebbe Uganda. I am totally new to this. Would like to see a suitable business plan for this project, structural layout for pens etc, as a beginner. Which breeds( exotic or crossbreed do well in this location?) I hope to really expand in future. Also is it possible to keep both chicken and pigs on the same site and capitalize on the architecture...chicken could live upstairs as I have seen for cows in some areas. Please advice.
140. Bvepfepfe M on 4/13/2010 1:32:17 AM
Plot 43 Rodel, Nyanga, Zimbabwe. I would like to start a piggery project this year.
141. Robert on 4/13/2010 6:46:12 AM
Okay, thanx for this. Am 25year hard working man i do have my capital and i want to set up piggery project any advice on structure, feeding and the good number to start with in Luwero district thanx..
142. ashish kumar on 4/13/2010 8:41:44 AM
i want to start a pig farm in allahabad please give me details. i want to know about pig farming registration
143. BUNTU CHRISE on 4/14/2010 4:02:25 AM
I am in Makerere university in Uganda doing a degree in mechanical engineering. I like farming more than engineering 100%. I don't have any love for Eng...Pig farming is my best, because as a youth who would like to see a change in our country, it would give me quick returns. As a politician in making, I have a dream that one day, people in Uganda will use farming to eliminate poverty and I must act exemplary to my fellow youth. Success in life is not all about academic excellence, schooling time has exams and the world outside has different exams. All this courage lies in my heart, but I have been trying to raise some small capital to start small, but all in vain. I would like to start as early as possible when I am still at campus. I BEG THAT YOU HELP ME. MY PHONE NUMBER IS+256701078104 . I WILL BE EXTREMELY HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU. THANKS
144. caterine assano on 4/14/2010 5:59:36 AM
i would like to start small scale back yard pig keeping, please send for me information on how to start it, how to construct the shed and possibly the shed sketch and dimensions, and how many pigs should be kept in such a place, how many times they feed in a day and the alike. i come from eastern uganda, thank you, catherine assano
145. P..M. KARIRI on 4/15/2010 6:11:37 AM
I have recently started a small pig unit at juja, near Thika town in Kenya. I started with 30 piglets which i hope will be mature by the end of June month this year. I intend to upscale this project to 12 mothers and one boar. Also start my own small mill to formulate pig feed. I'm seeking advice on the locally available materials to make pig starter feed, pig grower and pig finisher .
146. tumelo thukoana on 4/16/2010 8:44:22 AM
I WOULD LIKE TO START A PIG FARM AT A SMALL SCALE ANY ONE WITH ADVICES CAN ALSO E MAIL ME AT tumelo.thukoana@ovi.com
147. mugerwa patrick on 4/17/2010 10:25:54 AM
i would like to know the steps taken to sustain my pig farm, problems am likely to face when i start out a piggery farm and how i can solve them. thank you.
148. christophher masiye on 4/17/2010 1:41:19 PM
I have been working for Telecomm for 20years in Zambia. Am on an initial stages of starting a Piggery and Fish Farming. How ever i do not have enough information on how to setup housing, choosing Piglets, Nutrition. Making it possible the droppings to use for fish feeding. masiyecndhlovu@yahoo.com Lusaka,Zambia
149. Mimie on 4/19/2010 7:59:23 AM
c/o M rs Evelyn kananda, Pre-secure ltd, kalambalala rd, box 34094, Lusaka Zambia. Am only interested in piggery because i would like to start my own piggery farm soon and so i would be grateful if you could provide me with a lot of hard copy literature on pig farming, as i do not have much info on it.
150. Steve on 4/19/2010 10:02:21 AM
Pretty good information to kick start off and go forward. Very informative information and do keep updating us on the piggery farming business. Masindi district Uganda
151. Tiisetso on 4/19/2010 2:30:34 PM
i'm in South Africa i would like to start up a piggery farm any where in SA. please help me with a region/ area, i prefer KZN, THE CHALLENGES, THE LAND etc. plz help me with queries from a prospective farm and advice on how to set up 100 sows unit
152. lukhwareni avhatakali on 4/20/2010 8:07:16 AM
i am a guy who is doing animal production second year in tswane university of technology am looking for experiential learning based on piggery so that i will handed over my national diploma after completion
153. jebutu thomas olatunji on 4/20/2010 11:59:25 AM
Although I am a holder of Bsc ed. degree in accounting, but i am very much interested in piggery farming (but as a small scale farmer). I will be very grateful if you can share more ideas into my e.mail box. I am a Nigerian. I leave and farm at Ilesa in osun state. Nigeria.
154. David on 4/22/2010 8:39:46 AM
Georgia. Tbilisi. I want to start pig farming in small scale. I have not done it before. need some help how to start it
155. Fernando on 4/22/2010 8:23:35 PM
Hi all, I am on initial stages of re-starting a piggery farming in Mozambique. I have approximately 15 years in piggery farm in Mozambique. I do have a farm located in Mozambique, at the present moment vacant (with no development going on) with all infrastructures needed for piggery farm on a mid to large scale production. However I do not have enough capital required to succeed in this business. How can I get assistance in financing or whether is there anyone interested in invest in pig breeding in Mozambique. I do welcome any proposals and ideas to be taken into consideration. All interested please contact via email ros4lov@hotmail.com, 07771100741
156. Josephine on 4/24/2010 3:34:24 AM
Thanx for the information. I have just began pig farming. I first planted the food, built a good shelter and then bought 5 piglets which am now looking after. I want to take this farm as my major source of income but I dont know what to do next. I want some help in making this business plan. I also welcome ideas from whoever is willing to see me progressing. My small firm is in Mubende district, Uganda. You can also reach me on +256782280076.
157. steve mwangi on 4/26/2010 9:16:30 AM
am steve and am green in rearing of pigs, i wanted to start pig rearing project and i dont know how to start though i have a basic info since my late father used to keep pig but later business went down. i want to keep in Muranga where i intend to build the shed so am asking anyone out there who can assist me with basic /manual /practical way of going about it and also getting financial help. kindly help me realize my dreams come true and be blessed. u can reach me on email; Simwangi2002@yahoo.com or cell phone +254726525355
158. dare imade on 4/26/2010 3:56:30 PM
I want to start a piggery farming, can you kindly provide me with feasibility study, proposal, manual, and practical way of going about the business. u can reach me on 2348034890539, dareimade@yahoo.com .cheers
159. lksingha on 4/29/2010 10:10:15 AM
We are running a ngo, we want to do pig farming give some effective idea.
160. Nuno on 4/30/2010 6:04:55 PM
Hello i'm from portugal and i'm interested in plans for breeding pigs in outdoor, small or big farm. I'll be grateful
161. LESTI on 5/2/2010 3:03:58 AM
I AM FROM PHILIPPINES I want to start a pig farming please guide me how to begin and to make it successful
162. mary ann catubig on 5/4/2010 5:16:46 PM
I AM FROM PHILIPPINES I want to start a pig farming please guide me how to begin and to make it successful..wait for your response asap thank you
163. Rueben F. Kapumha on 5/4/2010 5:50:58 PM
I am very much interested in Piggery or Pig Farming, I would like to share information with those starting piggery projects particularly in Botswana and Zimbabwe. I intend setting up a Pig Farm in Botswana. I have access to a lot of information on Piggery which i am willing to share with anybody interested in Pig Farming. contact me on +(267)71881015 or Email: reubenkapumha@yahoo.com
164. Bishop Michael Eneja Foundation on 5/5/2010 8:15:49 AM
Bishop Michael Eneja Foundation (BIMEF) is an Agro-consulting non-governmental and non-profit making organization with a vision of Food security and affordability for all, we are open and ready for any international partnerships and collaboration to enhance the services of each other. to this end, we ask for your contributions on any helpful information and or investment plan that will be of assistance to us and to the ones we represent. thank you all; Rev. Fr. Innocent E. Mbah +2348037955362
165. patricia on 5/6/2010 8:22:18 AM
I am interested in pig farming. the information above is been so help, keep it up. if there is any one who can help with business plan for pig farming. Email bsdmalts@yahoo.com
166. Mahesh on 5/6/2010 12:10:29 PM
I am planning to start piggery farming pls help me out i will be thankful to u. its locating at balaganchi (v&p)C R Patna (tq), Hassan, Karnataka.
167. tumi on 5/7/2010 6:15:46 AM
i would love to start a pig farming project in botswana, i have the land. i just need a business plan on how to get started, the departments to go to for help e.t.c. please advise
168. violet machando nee marikopo on 5/7/2010 8:32:48 AM
i have actually started a small piggery project in bromley, ruwa, zimbabwe but with very little information on potential markets, business plan and general pig rearing information. please help.
169. paul dsouza on 5/8/2010 2:52:29 AM
Hi sir i want to start a small pig farm in india goa so if u can guide me how to build and how to feed them and what should i feed them for better living and how to take care from disease
170. sudhis sur on 5/8/2010 4:47:43 AM
I want to know how to start pig farming from initial stage to expert stage? Every thing from raising a pig to exporting them. Also guide me how to get finance from government of India for pig farming?
171. cecile agnas on 5/8/2010 8:45:27 AM
I am very interested to start small pig farming in philippines. Please give a guide from the piglets to choose, budget for the materials to build for pig farming, the food for pig that grow faster, how to care from disease, the exact location.
172. Harold on 5/12/2010 6:45:03 AM
I am based in Limpopo, South Africa and at the initial stages of starting a small Piggery say about 50 to 60 Saws. How ever I do not have any experience or information on how to do this. I would love to have any information on how to set-up housing (basic plans), choosing Piglets, Nutrition and anything else that might assist me to start a successful project.
173. Thebi on 5/12/2010 6:46:01 AM
Please provide as much info as possible on starting a commercial piggery in South Africa.
174. japheth tetty on 5/13/2010 2:09:19 AM
am in kenya's kisumu city suburbs. i have already started a pig enterprise, however, i dont want to learn from experience alone. please provide me with all necessary information and business plan to assist in this venture
175. Amit verma on 5/13/2010 3:12:36 AM
Hello hi this is Amit verma from Ghaziabad and i want to start my own pig farm but being a fresh i dont know the basic point those are essentials for this business no doubt your article really help me a lot but i need some more tips like - housing of pigs, feeding stock, vaccination etc. plz provide me all the details my emailid-amit_9873@yahoo.com (+91-9990341314)
176. Sarwan Kumar Jangir on 5/15/2010 3:10:35 AM
Hello hi this is Sarwan Kumar from Sriganganagar and i want to start my own pig farm but being a fresh i dont know the basic point those are essentials for this business no doubt your article really help me a lot but i need some more tips like - housing of pigs, feeding stock, vaccination, Starting investment, the govt department for assisting the fresher in rajasthan, any running pig farm in nearest place, from where i get the complete prospectus of the business, how this business will be managed etc. plz provide me all the details my emailid-sarwanjangir007@gmail.com (+91-9828743165)
177. Anthony Jones on 5/15/2010 11:24:55 AM
I have 20 acres of land in Campbelton Florida want to start my own pig farm with 20 acres how many pigs could raise on this amount of land.
178. ronald on 5/17/2010 8:07:01 AM
I am from Uganda East africa. I want to start a pig farm near kampala city where there is a good market for pork products. I need some advice on the breed of pigs to start, the ideal number to start and age of the pigs, the type of construction for the pens. I intend to go commercial. i have reasonable capital, about 10,000$ to start up with.
179. MELOD MPOFU on 5/17/2010 1:45:14 PM
I would like to start up a piggery project in Maun Botswana together with a slaughter house. Please would you help with information as to how many pens do i need and any other vital information that may come handy. I intend to start up with 50 animals
180. JESSON M. BAYSAC on 5/18/2010 10:33:32 AM
can you tell me how to customize my own feeds or feedings rather than buying the commercial one that is more expensive which lessen my income?
181. mukesh saini on 5/20/2010 5:03:09 AM
i want small pig farm developed in jaipur so all informed my email forward you & average amount told.
182. george ombati on 5/22/2010 9:44:13 AM
kisii, kenya. it is highly populated area in western kenya. Can I really start pig farming on a piece of land 50ft x 100ft. what's the capacity to break even?
183. Esiso Benson O. on 5/23/2010 1:58:00 PM
I am very delighted to have found this site, I am from Nigeria, west Africa. I have been on a salary job for over 20 years now, and needed to start a Business like poultry, Fishery and Piggery. In the three mentioned I wanted to start with Piggery. Gratefully send me the kind of housing, how to get high breed species, the feed, diseases and vaccination and Piggery Management.
184. adebola a on 5/23/2010 5:24:11 PM
I want to start a Piggery. Gratefully send me the kind of housing, how to get high breed species, the feed, diseases and vaccination and Piggery Management
185. noluthando mashaba on 5/24/2010 7:24:51 AM
i have a farm and want to include pigs in my farm, i want information on the infrastructure and which breed would be easy to raise, what kind of housing, food etc would be happy to hear from you shorthand in the city of nelspruit mpumalanda south africa
186. obby kabasa on 5/26/2010 12:02:52 PM
HI, AM A ZAMBIAN WHO IS LOOKING FOR SOME KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO RUN A PIGGERY FARM, THAT IS FROM HOUSING PART TO FEEDING TYPES OF BREED WITH ITS BEHAVIOR AND THE GROWTH RATE. GUIDE ME ON SPACE AND FEED FOR EACH PIG FROM YOUNG STAGE TO OLD. HOW MANY SQUARE METERS DOES EACH PIG REQUIRE TO HAVE ENOUGH FRESH AIR IN A HOUSING UNIT AND HOW MANY KILO GRAMS DOES IT CONSUME UP TO ITS SELLING STAGE.
187. jerry C. on 5/26/2010 2:03:43 PM
HI!!! i am jerry from philippines,,i just want to ask how to start a small backyard piggery? because i am planning to start a small piggery 3 months from now, what are the important things to be consider? like the kind of housing, how to get high breed species, the feed, diseases and vaccination and Piggery Management. hoping for immediate response...more power
188. Tiras Murage on 5/27/2010 9:09:45 AM
I live in Kirinyaga, Kenya. I would like to rear pigs for commercial purposes. Please would you mind sending a copy of business plan, recommended size structure, feeds that pig feed on and the contacts of the farmers choice in Kenya.
189. peter on 5/27/2010 7:32:29 PM
hello am starting a farm in nkumba entebbe. any advice on the feeds that i can give them to ensure fast growth and profitable size
190. UGWOKE ONYEBUCHI CLEM. on 5/29/2010 1:22:09 PM
OF A TRUTH THIS DISCOURSE IS VERY CONCISE AND GOES A LONG WAY IN PUTTING A BEGINNER ON THE CORRECT PATH WITH REGARD TO PIG PRODUCTION. IT IS ALSO INTERESTING THAT A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE IS BEING DRAWN INTO THE SWINE BUSINESS AND THIS POPULARITY SHOULD LEAD US VETERINARIANS TO ENGAGE IN MORE INTENSIVE STUDIES (BOTH IN HEALTH, ECONOMICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY ETC) ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF PORK PRODUCTION ESPECIALLY IN AFRICA WHERE IT HAS NOT BEEN SO ALL THE WHILE.
191. UGWOKE ONYEBUCHI CLEM. on 5/29/2010 1:27:13 PM
A PRACTICING TEACHER PUBLIC HEALTH-VETERINARIAN LIVING AT NSUKKA IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.
192. Tom on 6/1/2010 3:42:23 PM
Hello, I'm interested in setting up a field rearing pig unit. I have plenty of ground and should have an organic cert. later this year. I'm based in west Poland and intend to sell the fat animals in Germany. Any vet. advice would be very welcome. Thanks, Tom..
193. Newman Elijah Teko on 6/2/2010 3:34:34 AM
i am much impressed with the information you just tabled out about pig farming...i kindly request for a business plan for piggery cause my government want to fund me with capital to start it but i don't have enough information. my contacts are as follows ntekoelijah@yahoo.com and (+267) 72771262
194. gerald on 6/4/2010 5:09:33 AM
i would like to start a pig project on a 4h plot. i need information on how to source good breeds, feed and any relevant information. i live in zimbabwe in the small town of Marondera
195. Blonde on 6/6/2010 1:12:01 AM
What do you intend to feed your pigs in Uganda? How do you crush your feed? What additives do you add to make them grow quickly? What type of market do you have to sell your pigs and where? What weights do you take your pigs to..how heavy?
196. SL MDLETSHE on 6/9/2010 9:10:38 AM
can you help me with the number of a breeding farm in winterton sa
197. Mugo wa Muniu on 6/15/2010 3:32:25 AM
I have a modern pig shed at Limuru in Kiambu, Kenya, recently completed as had mentioned on entry 63. The shed is designed in such a way that cleaning of the shed is made much easier and this allows for pig farming without the bad odour that is usually associated with pigs. You may actually not realize there are pigs in my compound until you see them. With a good level of cleanliness, I am able to keep my animals clean and of course healthy, maintaining a fresh environment around. For those who would want to build, I can avail them with information on this, costs estimates, and if required, can help to build through my other other firm involved in such projects, but in Nairobi & its neighborhood.
198. Jane R. Sabucdalao on 6/16/2010 4:10:57 AM
i am jane from philippines..i'm planning to build for pig farming. but i do not have piglets yet..i want to ask if what are the procedure of feeding in order the piglets easily grow..and so i can sell in only 3 months..please give me a list of feeds that i have to buy....please guide me on how it makes better and i can benefit it..thank you and more power! i'm looking forward for your reply!
199. Josephine N on 6/16/2010 10:20:45 AM
hi, am a farmer in kampala Uganda and i would like to get information on as many large scale farms in east africa or even visit some of them so as to acquire as much knowledge as i can coz i have big dreams in piggery.
200. Bart Sanau on 6/17/2010 12:54:20 AM
I am thinking to go into pig production in the Solomon Islands but have very little knowledge to implement my plans, Can any one help me in proposal development and pig management inoder to be come a profitable farmer. bart sanau
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