If you' re considering beginning a pig farming business, you' re probably concerned about a few things: a ready market, capitalism, and the performance of the Kenyan sector in the previous year. Look for answers here, because this essay has addressed all of these concerns, albeit briefly.
Pig Farming' s Current Location.
Pig farming has outperformed other important markets such as poultry farming and real estate since 2010. However, the industry appears to have leveled off between 2014 and 2015, despite the fact that demand continues to outstrip supply.
Investors that are ready to go above and above in areas such as quality breeding, marketing, value addition, innovation, and perfect timing will be rewarded handsomely.
What You' ll Need to Get a Pig Shade Started.
You' ll need at least a 40- by- 60- foot area of land to create sheds and a store for your farm. Ascertain if this piece of property is in a tranquil setting with abundance of fresh water. A good transportation system is also a crucial factor to consider. Look for a starting capital of Ksh 150, 000.
The next step is to buy at least two pregnant pigs after you' ve secured a piece of land and built some well- built structures. Each sow costs around Ksh50, 000 in today' s market, meaning that you' ll need around Ksh100, 000 just to acquire the piglets. You' ll also require an additional Ksh50, 000 for transportation, meals, and other expenses. In a few months, each of your breeds will give birth to 11 piglets, bringing the total number of pigs in your population to 24. You' ll have to wait around 7 months for the piglets to reach maturity and be ready to sell. The most common breeds on the market are Landrace, Yorkshire, and Duroc.
The greatest diet for piglets is rice fiber, which may be sold for Ksh500 per 70kg on rice farms or Ksh1, 600 per 70kg in metropolitan areas. In a mixing dish, combine the rice, maize germ, pollard, molasses, and fortified foods.
Cabbage can also be provided, which costs between Ksh100 and Ksh150 each bag at your local store. The pigs are fed once a day and have clean water available to them.
In Kenya, pig meat is easily available on the market. In certain cases, present farmers have even said that " demand currently exceeds supply. " Other farms can buy these piglets for Ksh5, 000 each.
Additionally, expecting piglets can be sold for Ksh50, 000 to farmers that are just getting started. But that' s not all: in Kenya, you may choose from a range of pig marketplaces.
When 60kg of meat is butchered, it sells for an average of Ksh13, 800. One weighing 70 kg will set you back Ksh16, 100. If you butchered your entire first breed of 22 pigs, each averaging 70kg, during the first 7 months of investment, you may expect to make Ksh354, 200.
Pig farming is, after all, a business. Before you spend, you should do some research. However, as you can see, the incentives are enticing, and pig entrepreneurs have a promising future ahead of them.
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