BUSINESS PLAN FOR PIG FARMING IN KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA
Pig farming in Kenya and south africa is growing to popularity at a very high rate due to its high profit margins. After bone has decided to start this business, one has to decide on the best breeds to rear then sit back and wait for your fruits to mature then start walking to the bank smiling. Most of the people who have started this business have narrated their successful stories so as to motivate others although starting this business is taxing, it is worth every effort and input.
Before engaging in this business, one has to remember the following.
1.) Products and offers involve pork packaging and processing for the local market
2.) The destination of the company is determined by the mission statement
3.) Mission statement should consist of products they plan for offering and the time span
4.) One should consider the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that may arise in the whole business.
5.) You should be well conversant with the market trends, the competitive advantage, market targeted, sales of the whole business.
6.)The structure of the pig farming business plan, their long term plans and achievements.
COMMERCIAL PIG FARMING IN KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA
It has a lot of advantages including the following
1.) No unique skills required to start the business
2.) Demand for pork increases on daily basis
3.) Kenya has favorable climate for pig farming
4.) Getting food for pigs is very easy
5.) No massive investment needed to start the business.
6.) You get many pigs in a short period of time since the pigs give birth twice a year to almost 10-14 piglets
7.) They grow faster compared to other livestock
1.)Make pig shed
Piglets are sensitive to cold temperatures while grown up pigs don’t thrive well in hot environments Knowledge of construction of pig shed is very important for the wellbeing of the pig.
2.) Get enough land
Land free from drainage is the most appropriate. Also keep them in places where the business is booming. You have to consider the following.
a.) Get land in the rural area
b.) Closeness to a veterinary doctor
c.) Market should be proximal sufficient
d.) Pigs should be away from residential premises
3.) Feed the pigs
You should supplement their food for faster growth
More workers will be needed if the number of pigs and piglets increase
5.) Keep the pigs healthy
Searching for veterinary doctor for deworming is vital although they are not prone to diseases.
6.) Make your money
With the fact that they give birth to many piglets, one can sell some of them to earn some extra cash that may help in running the business.