Pig

You’ve done your homework. You have an overall view of what pig farming entails. You know there’s someone willing to buy your pigs. And above all, you can afford to pay your expenses until your first pigs are ready to sell. Everybody needs to eat meat; so it's nearly impossible to run out of customers.
The next step is to buy your pigs. There are three basic steps to follow when buying pigs:

  • Decide what type of pig will best suit your farm.

  • Don’t buy other people’s problems.

  • Plan a breeding programme that will fit your resources.

Note: Piggery is lucrative if you are farming with the right breeds of pigs!

The value of trade in pig products around the world runs into billions of dollars every year and Nigeria enjoys less than 2 percent of this action. China, with a fifth of the world’s population, is both the largest producer and net importer of pig products on the planet! Nothing beats pig farming.

Pigs probably have the highest profit potential of all farm animals because they eat almost everything, and produce more meat than cattle, or how best could you explain an animal farming that gives you quadruplet of the initial investment within seven months? Yet no special skill is required. Pig farming means work but it is not too difficult. It’s a livestock business that can give you satisfaction and double your money if you do it right.

Although pig farming hasn’t really picked up in Nigeria like other parts of the world, a few entrepreneurs are already enjoying the lucrative benefits of this enterprise. Despite cultural and religious influences in parts of our country that limit pork consumption and production, demand for pig is rising!

We raise pigs humanely to produce our high quality pork for events and piglets suitable for people who would like to start their own pig farm. We deliver year round on our weekly route to stores, cold rooms, markets and individuals.
Our pigs are several heritage breeds including Yorkshire, Large white, Duroc, Crossbreed, Landrace, Hampshire, etc.

 Large White:  As the name suggests, this is a big animal. It is lean and active, can adapt to most climates and has a long, useful life in the breeding pen. The Large White produces good quality bacon and pork, and its ability to cross with, and improves; other breed has also made it popular.

Duroc: This breed, with its drooping ears, originates from the eastern US. It has a high ratio of marbling fat to carcass fat. In other words, its meat is juicy and tender.

Landrace: This animal can survive on both marginal and high potential grazing and is disease- and heat-tolerant.

Hybrid:  Crossbreed of two pure lines for superior performance.

Regardless of breed, there are several factors to be considered in order to avoid losses:

  • Rather pay a higher price for a good pig than a lower price for an inferior pig that dies or fails to perform as expected. To make sure you’re getting a good quality animal, it’s important to examine it carefully.

  • Study the animal while it’s lying down. Does it look comfortable and relaxed? Is it breathing regularly? There should be no wheezing or gasping. Only the chest should rise and fall – if the belly contracts, the pig is having difficulty breathing.

  • Observe how the pig reacts. If you clap your hands, shout or whistle loudly, a healthy pig should react by looking at you.

  • Study the animal’s overall appearance. Is the back straight? Is the coat shiny? Are the legs strong and straight? Does the pig walk normally?

  • In particular, look out for the following: coughing or sneezing; rubbing against objects for prolonged periods to relieve itching; soft or watery dung.

One of the major achievements in pig production in the past decade has been the considerable improvement in sow reproductive performance. Indeed, in several countries it is not uncommon to wean 35-40 piglets per sow per year. This has been achieved through genetic selection for hyper prolificacy as well as a better understanding of the biology of the pig, including its nutrient requirements and development of appropriate feeding strategies.

Despite the huge profitability of Pig farming, many Nigerians are still overlooking this goldmine because of ignorance of how it really works. While some don't just get the fact that it is a money spinner- many who engage in it do it as part time business but if you can engage in this business fully, you will make millions of naira profit.
Imagine for a year you’re able to rear 200 pigs to maturity, you will be making N8, 000,000 from the sales. If you stock higher like 1,000 pigs in a year, you will be targeting N40 Million. Also, the manure can be subsequently collected and turned into an important component of fertilizers. You can sell it out to another farmer and make some money out of your pigs' waste!

If you are interested in starting a pig breeding operation in your locality or looking at significantly upgrading the quality of your pigs in terms of fertility, adaptability and meat carrying capacity, we can help you get the right pig on your farm.

 

We cultivate oyster mushrooms naturally with agricultural waste materials to produce our high quality edible oyster mushrooms for top class hotels and restaurants and mushroom spawn and bag for people who would like to harvest their ownready-made from their kitchen. We deliver year round on our weekly route to stores, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and individuals.
 

Jovana Integrated Farms

127, Isolo Road, Mushin, Lagos.
92/94 Park Avenue, GRA, Enugu
Owerri-Aba Exp. Rd; Airport Junction, Umuowa, Ngor-Okpalla, Imo

Tel: 080 33262 808 / 08029373076 / 
080 52168189

Email: info@jovanafarm.com         jovanafarms@gmail.com

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  4. Technical Support
  5. Nationwide Agro Awareness Seminars
  6. Consultancy
 
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