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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Mike008(m): 1:13pm On Apr 05, 2019
Cost estimate?
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by maleekberry: 1:20pm On Apr 05, 2019
Pig business is very profitable but the unsaid thing in that article is that most times your patrons are mostly herbalists, or people buying them for rituals

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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by rs172(m): 1:22pm On Apr 05, 2019
naijafarmers:
Pig farming can fetch you a fortune within a very short while! Thinking of what agribusiness you could venture into? Need tips and heads up on the best practices? Look no further, this article is for you. We have outlined several advantages and essential pro tips for you to get started without hiccups.

Let’s head into Pig farming and all you need to know to start a successful pig farm in Nigeria.

Pigs are known to reproduce quickly and in great numbers. One pig can reproduce roughly fifteen piglets at a time, thus making them the world’s top reproductive livestock. Pig meat, called pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world and the demand for it continues to grow daily. These factors and more has made pig farming, also called piggery, one of the most lucrative livestock production businesses in Nigeria.

What is pig farming?

Pig farming, a branch of animal husbandry, is the process of breeding and raising domestic pigs for personal or commercial purposes in a piggery. It entails the rearing of pigs for production of food or leather.

1) Food production

pork and other pig-related products such as bacon, gammon etc. This excessive consumption and demand for pig products makes it more than a lucrative farm business to venture into.

2) Leather production

Pig skin, though sensitive, can be used in the manufacturing of great leather products such as American footballs, boots, furniture, shoes, belts, gloves, saddle seats, and many more items. With its business opportunities spanning into the leather industry, your ability to diversify your pig farming income from just food production to leather production can lead to an increased return on your investment.

Benefits of pig farming.

1). The pig reproduction rate is very high.

2). Pigs have high market value.

3). Excessive global demand than supply.

4). Pigs have low mortality rate.

5). Cheaper to raise than many other farm anihumans

6). They have a strong immune system.

7). They sell at great prices.

cool. Pigs grow very fast.

How to start up a pig farm.

1. Secure a location.

Land is the biggest investment in this business. The size of your farmland depends on the amount of pigs you start with and how big you want your business to become. Bear in mind that pigs reproduce in large numbers. It is also important to pick a non-residential area. Since the pig business could ooze off unpleasant odours in the neighbourhood, choosing a farmland that is slightly rural but close to the city is important.

The proximity of the farmland to the city will ensure it is easy to transport the pigs to the market. For people who would prefer to visit your farmland for a purchase, having a farm close to the city makes it a lot easier for them.

Picking the right site is a decision that is crucial to the success of your pig farm.

2. Build standard pens.

The pig pen must be built to protect them from the rain, predators, and to keep them warm or cool during odd temperatures. Due to the high sensitivity of pigs to oddly warm environments, it is important that the temperature of their pens are always regulated. Their houses can be cooled by using a wallow or a dripping water system.

The pig pens should also be built to be spacious enough to enable a free roam among the pigs. This would not just help prevent pig violence, but would also reduce the chances of a disease breakout affecting all the pigs.

The drainage in the pens should also be well constructed, so as to allow a free flow of water. Asides the drainage, small pig pools should be constructed because pigs like to play a lot in water and also use it as a way to cool off. This water should be changed daily at the same time the pens are cleaned, so that pests and diseases do not become a misfortune that befalls your pig farm.

3. Buy healthy piglets to raise.

This is an important aspect of your pig farm. You could purchase adult pigs with the aim of getting them to reproduce or purchase piglets and rear them to maturity. When sourcing for pigs, approach a reliable pig farm and select healthy animals. Remember to ask for their vaccination history. It is also advisable to employ the services of a veterinary doctor.

4. Feed the pigs.

This singular factor determines the growth rate of your pigs. Pigs eat anything but are big eaters, they always eat as long as there is food. When there is no food, they turn on their piglets or roam about and destroy things. So always make sure there is food. Just like human beings, Pigs eat a wide variety of foods, anything humans can eat, they can also eat. Like human beings as well, they need balanced diet such as fibre, energy, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to thrive. Feed will take the major chunk of your spending in the farm.

5. Carry out periodic sanitation.

The pig pens should undergo a periodic sanitation. Various methodologies have to be employed to ensure that the pig pens are well cleaned and taken care of to prevent an out-break of diseases.You can make the waste collection process easier by using slotted pen floors. This together with ensuring the pen floors are always dry is important for a disease-free environment to thrive.

Source: https://naijafarmers.com/2018/11/04/start-pig-farming-nigeria/







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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by femu(m): 1:46pm On Apr 05, 2019
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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by sagitariusbaby(m): 1:49pm On Apr 05, 2019
Can I start with 200k including building thier pen? Land is not an issue
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by sharonmum08(f): 1:53pm On Apr 05, 2019
buchito1:


Nice writeup chief.. But now the question is, how does one source out Potential buyers?
yes thats anoda prob
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Gr8mind07(m): 1:54pm On Apr 05, 2019
maleekberry:
Pig business is very profitable but the unsaid thing in that article is that most times your patrons are mostly herbalists, or people buying them for rituals

As long as they pay , what else?

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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Cantonese: 1:56pm On Apr 05, 2019
naijafarmers:
Pig farming can fetch you a fortune within a very short while! Thinking of what agribusiness you could venture into? Need tips and heads up on the best practices? Look no further, this article is for you. We have outlined several advantages and essential pro tips for you to get started without hiccups.

Let’s head into Pig farming and all you need to know to start a successful pig farm in Nigeria.

Pigs are known to reproduce quickly and in great numbers. One pig can reproduce roughly fifteen piglets at a time, thus making them the world’s top reproductive livestock. Pig meat, called pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world and the demand for it continues to grow daily. These factors and more has made pig farming, also called piggery, one of the most lucrative livestock production businesses in Nigeria.

What is pig farming?

Pig farming, a branch of animal husbandry, is the process of breeding and raising domestic pigs for personal or commercial purposes in a piggery. It entails the rearing of pigs for production of food or leather.

1) Food production

pork and other pig-related products such as bacon, gammon etc. This excessive consumption and demand for pig products makes it more than a lucrative farm business to venture into.

2) Leather production

Pig skin, though sensitive, can be used in the manufacturing of great leather products such as American footballs, boots, furniture, shoes, belts, gloves, saddle seats, and many more items. With its business opportunities spanning into the leather industry, your ability to diversify your pig farming income from just food production to leather production can lead to an increased return on your investment.

Benefits of pig farming.

1). The pig reproduction rate is very high.

2). Pigs have high market value.

3). Excessive global demand than supply.

4). Pigs have low mortality rate.

5). Cheaper to raise than many other farm anihumans

6). They have a strong immune system.

7). They sell at great prices.

cool. Pigs grow very fast.

How to start up a pig farm.

1. Secure a location.

Land is the biggest investment in this business. The size of your farmland depends on the amount of pigs you start with and how big you want your business to become. Bear in mind that pigs reproduce in large numbers. It is also important to pick a non-residential area. Since the pig business could ooze off unpleasant odours in the neighbourhood, choosing a farmland that is slightly rural but close to the city is important.

The proximity of the farmland to the city will ensure it is easy to transport the pigs to the market. For people who would prefer to visit your farmland for a purchase, having a farm close to the city makes it a lot easier for them.

Picking the right site is a decision that is crucial to the success of your pig farm.

2. Build standard pens.

The pig pen must be built to protect them from the rain, predators, and to keep them warm or cool during odd temperatures. Due to the high sensitivity of pigs to oddly warm environments, it is important that the temperature of their pens are always regulated. Their houses can be cooled by using a wallow or a dripping water system.

The pig pens should also be built to be spacious enough to enable a free roam among the pigs. This would not just help prevent pig violence, but would also reduce the chances of a disease breakout affecting all the pigs.

The drainage in the pens should also be well constructed, so as to allow a free flow of water. Asides the drainage, small pig pools should be constructed because pigs like to play a lot in water and also use it as a way to cool off. This water should be changed daily at the same time the pens are cleaned, so that pests and diseases do not become a misfortune that befalls your pig farm.

3. Buy healthy piglets to raise.

This is an important aspect of your pig farm. You could purchase adult pigs with the aim of getting them to reproduce or purchase piglets and rear them to maturity. When sourcing for pigs, approach a reliable pig farm and select healthy animals. Remember to ask for their vaccination history. It is also advisable to employ the services of a veterinary doctor.

4. Feed the pigs.

This singular factor determines the growth rate of your pigs. Pigs eat anything but are big eaters, they always eat as long as there is food. When there is no food, they turn on their piglets or roam about and destroy things. So always make sure there is food. Just like human beings, Pigs eat a wide variety of foods, anything humans can eat, they can also eat. Like human beings as well, they need balanced diet such as fibre, energy, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to thrive. Feed will take the major chunk of your spending in the farm.

5. Carry out periodic sanitation.

The pig pens should undergo a periodic sanitation. Various methodologies have to be employed to ensure that the pig pens are well cleaned and taken care of to prevent an out-break of diseases.You can make the waste collection process easier by using slotted pen floors. This together with ensuring the pen floors are always dry is important for a disease-free environment to thrive.

Source: https://naijafarmers.com/2018/11/04/start-pig-farming-nigeria/

Sounds very simple but in practice it is not so simple. Problem is our people want to hear how large or fat profits are from little investments.

Pig farming is quite lucrative but also quite tasking and requires good capital. As your pigs increase in size, you need more money to get them going, etc.

What about the risks? Not discussed by OP.

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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Cantonese: 2:00pm On Apr 05, 2019
buchito1:


Nice writeup chief.. But now the question is, how does one source out Potential buyers?

Buyers are all over the place. Pork sale is comparable to beef. You can visit local markets around you and inform pork buyers. Buyers need regular supply so they are never contented with one source of supply. Buyers also inform each other. Farm owners also want to buy piglets, etc from you. You would have to advertise your farm and it is very very easy.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Emycord: 2:03pm On Apr 05, 2019
naijafarmers:
We hope you enjoyed reading �
yes i did and to say the fact i've been making researchers on this line since i visited a farm i love the idea. but pls where am stucked is in the pig waste management. how do i manage it ? i've been thinking to integrate it with fish farm since the is river in my location, but i do not know how or if i could just channel into the river. to avoid the odour and dirt. also please explain more on alternative feed. like things one can feed them with to reduce cost of feeding. do they also eat bloodmeal? and chicken waste? thanks
NB: do pigs attack humans?

Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Emycord: 2:17pm On Apr 05, 2019
naijafarmers:
We hope you enjoyed reading �

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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by ifeoluwasegun(m): 2:32pm On Apr 05, 2019
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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by profmallor: 3:20pm On Apr 05, 2019
Thanks for sharing. Very insightful. I would like to know if there are any schemes were one can buy and breed a pig or pigs on your farm, more like a lease or perhaps an opened fund where one can invest for returns.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by josmart(m): 3:23pm On Apr 05, 2019
Pigry business is a very lucrative one,I never regret ventured into it.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by jchioma: 3:24pm On Apr 05, 2019
Gr8mind07:


As long as they pay , what else?


grin grin grin

It's all about the money.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by win3k: 3:56pm On Apr 05, 2019
Is casava, pig and cat fish the only things to farm in that yeye country

They all buys camry cars, plant eba, go church...and make juju - The rest of the world plants spices, mushrooms, Flowers, Ginseng, Herbs and many others for export and local consumption - Naija na lie....must be the same thing their ancestors did 200 years ago.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by unclefresh(m): 4:10pm On Apr 05, 2019
Nice write up op , anyway I intend going into the business , I have already acquired plots of land but will 2m be enough for building of the pig farm , I also intend starting with 34 males and 5 pregnant pigs , then expand once they start giving birth
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by wayodude(m): 4:13pm On Apr 05, 2019
win3k:
Is casava, pig and cat fish the only things to farm in that yeye country

They all buys camry cars, plant eba, go church...and make juju - The rest of the world plants spices, mushrooms, Flowers, Ginseng, Herbs and many others for export and local consumption - Naija na lie....must be the same thing their ancestors did 200 years ago.

cheesy

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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Cantonese: 5:19pm On Apr 05, 2019
Emycord:
yes i did and to say the fact i've been making researchers on this line since i visited a farm i love the idea. but pls where am stucked is in the pig waste management. how do i manage it ? i've been thinking to integrate it with fish farm since the is river in my location, but i do not know how or if i could just channel into the river. to avoid the odour and dirt. also please explain more on alternative feed. like things one can feed them with to reduce cost of feeding. do they also eat bloodmeal? and chicken waste? thanks
NB: do pigs attack humans?



Waste should have pits dug up for dumping. Sanitizing chemicals are to be applied to eliminate ordor. First thing every morning farm must be properly cleaned and washed.

Pigs eat blood meal just like other livestock. But you must ensure that bloodmeal is procured from a very good feed mill. PKC is equally very good for your pigs. What we call "cadbury waste" is very good for your pigs. Human food remains you must be very careful. Some apply back of some fruits but take care with back of pine apple. It causes mouth bleeding in pigs. Back of watermelon is very good.

Ensure that the Vet sees your pigs on their check up dates and keep records of injections and treatments. Yes pigs attack humans but not like dogs. They generally mind their businesses but you must take care not to try to hand feed. Do not handle them carelessly from the behind. One kick with the back leg can send you to Igbobi hospital. Pigs are generally peaceful animals.

Rearing fish very close to the river is highly risky. If there is overflooding in the river it can cause your fish to escape and that will be a loss. Earthen ponds for me are preferrable to concrete ponds but the pond is preferrable is swampy areas where the risk of overflooding is very low.

Hopefully your questions have been answered.

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Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by jeph19(m): 5:21pm On Apr 05, 2019
The demand for pig, and how to get buyers are the main issues
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Yungpac(m): 6:15pm On Apr 05, 2019
sharonmum08:
love dis write up tanks but pls can i see sm1 to lead me tru cos am planning to start very soon in osun state

You can contact us @Prince Olaolu Farm for your various exotic breeds. Our farm is located in Osogbo and you can reach us on 08064108664, both calls and Whatsapp. Happy farming.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by bodee(m): 8:14pm On Apr 05, 2019
Cantonese:




Waste should have pits dug up for dumping. Sanitizing chemicals are to be applied to eliminate ordor. First thing every morning farm must be properly cleaned and washed.

Pigs eat blood meal just like other livestock. But you must ensure that bloodmeal is procured from a very good feed mill. PKC is equally very good for your pigs. What we call "cadbury waste" is very good for your pigs. Human food remains you must be very careful. Some apply back of some fruits but take care with back of pine apple. It causes mouth bleeding in pigs. Back of watermelon is very good.

Ensure that the Vet sees your pigs on their check up dates and keep records of injections and treatments. Yes pigs attack humans but not like dogs. They generally mind their businesses but you must take care not to try to hand feed. Do not handle them carelessly from the behind. One kick with the back leg can send you to Igbobi hospital. Pigs are generally peaceful animals.

Rearing fish very close to the river is highly risky. If there is overflooding in the river it can cause your fish to escape and that will be a loss. Earthen ponds for me are preferrable to concrete ponds but the pond is preferrable is swampy areas where the risk of overflooding is very low.

Hopefully your questions have been answered.

the lol part is ' one kick from a pig can land you in Igbobi Hospital'
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by deedii: 9:00pm On Apr 05, 2019
i am sure you are speaking from experience. just the way Nigerians cannot celebrate without cows so do our neighbors in Benin republic cant celebrate without pigs they buy in tonnes.
maleekberry:
Pig business is very profitable but the unsaid thing in that article is that most times your patrons are mostly herbalists, or people buying them for rituals
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by sharonmum08(f): 9:38pm On Apr 05, 2019
Yungpac:


You can contact us @Prince Olaolu Farm for your various exotic breeds. Our farm is located in Osogbo and you can reach us on 08064108664, both calls and Whatsapp. Happy farming.
tank u so much
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by 2T215: 9:37am On Apr 06, 2019
unclefresh:
Nice write up op , anyway I intend going into the business , I have already acquired plots of land but will 2m be enough for building of the pig farm , I also intend starting with 34 males and 5 pregnant pigs , then expand once they start giving birth


I do not advice you to start with that kind of number. Start with manageable portion and watch them grow. I started with 7. 2 male and 5 female. I now have 20. My first litters were list due to inexperience. I am also dealing with some issues of pig health also. Pls start small.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by unclefresh(m): 12:14pm On Apr 06, 2019
2T215:



I do not advice you to start with that kind of number. Start with manageable portion and watch them grow. I started with 7. 2 male and 5 female. I now have 20. My first litters were list due to inexperience. I am also dealing with some issues of pig health also. Pls start small.
thanks for your concern , inexperience is not the issue here, I have provision to employ workers with experience of pig farming and family members Vin the business too, I'm just bothered about if the 2m will be enough , as for health issue even with 7 they can all have the same issue ,I intend building the pens in a way that I won't experience such things
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by officialfestus(m): 2:03pm On Apr 06, 2019
BETPAWA:
Thank you very much. I have this as one of the businesses I'm planning once I'm done with this.
are you an agricultural student?
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Nobody: 3:13pm On Apr 06, 2019
officialfestus:
are you an agricultural student?

Yea.

I changed departments.

Why you'd ask?
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by officialfestus(m): 3:41pm On Apr 06, 2019
BETPAWA:


Yea.

I changed departments.

Why you'd ask?
because I've met people who doesn't love anything related to agriculture, not even farming of different varieties the only thing they are interested in is engineering of different kinds expect agricultural engineering, they are even laughing at me because I want to study a course that is related to agriculture
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by Nobody: 3:49pm On Apr 06, 2019
officialfestus:
because I've met people who doesn't love anything related to agriculture, not even farming of different varieties the only thing they are interested in is engineering of different kinds expect agricultural engineering, they are even laughing at me because I want to study a course that is related to agriculture

Buzz me anytime. Agriculture is a very good filed. It is very difficult too. Brace yourself and ask me anything you'd like to know.
Re: How To Start Pig Farming In Nigeria – All The Secrets You Need To Know by officialfestus(m): 3:51pm On Apr 06, 2019
BETPAWA:


Buzz me anytime. Agriculture is a very good filed. It is very difficult too. Brace yourself and ask me anything you'd like to know.
ok.... Bro thanks

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