Agribank says pig farming presents an opportunity with great potential

Agribank says pig farming presents an opportunity with great potential
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Agribank says that pig farming presents an opportunity with great potential, as pigs can be reared for various products such as pork meat, bacon, ham and ingredients for other products such as sausages and polony.
The bank says livestock farmers have been severely affected by the recurring droughts and should consider diversifying into pig farming.
There are only a few commercial pig producers, who enjoy a fair share of income from the sale of their animals either live or slaughtered to butcheries.
Also, there are a number of beneficial factors associated with pig farming when venturing into it as a means of generating income.
Pigs, the banks says, are highly productive that can have three births in a 12-month period and in the case of good breeds a sow can deliver about seven to eight piglets.
This enables the expansion of the pig herd in a short period.
Pigs can be fed almost everything that is considered kitchen waste, except for meat products and onions. Garden waste such as loose leaves of spinach, cabbage and other vegetable waste is also good for pigs.
Beginner pig farmers should register with the Directorate of Veterinary Services where they will get proper guidance on the construction, fencing of premises and mandatory vaccinations that must be adhered to.