How Two Pigs Can Give You Millions in Cash in Just One Year: See the breakdown
Are you having some little cash and you have no idea where you will invest this year, or you have been checking where you can make quick investments? Right, Invest in Pig framing business and you will never regret. From Hundreds of Interviews from successful farmers who have started pigs Business in the country, writerstake has come up with a rough budget, expected returns from pig farming in just 14 months.
To get the figures in your currency,you can convert the figures given in US dollars For Example in kenya I USD=100 Ksh approximately
Its common knowledge that pigs needs enough space to roam around, cool environment and sufficient food. Taking into point that pigs needs a space of 24 Square-meters, for you to keep 2 pregnant sows, one should think of having a pig shed that measures 20 *24 Meters. This space will be adequate since after three months you will be expecting that each sow will give 10 piglets approximately.
For this warm, spacious and strong pig house that measures 31 by 46 meters, one needs 750 USD, this will cater for timber that normally retail at 0.3 USD per square-meter, 26 iron sheets and some nails. Other items that you may need are 16 Wheel barrows of good Ballast,11 wheel barrows of high quality sand and approximately 5 bag of cements.
You will also need some saw dust to keep your animals warm, this can also be converted into some food if you mix them properly with IMO-This is microorganism which comes naturally from the environment, it’s made from culturing.
Once you have a nice pig house. You can look for a high quality sows. This cans either me large white, Duroc and Hamphire. From the market a 2 months old large white that is pregnant will cost an average of 450 USD, Hamphire and Duroc will retail at 400 USD.
On average pig consumes 3-4 Kgs or 6-8 pounds of feeds per day. This means, each pig will consume 120 Kgs per Month. In Africa, A 70 kgs of rice-the Bran will retail at 50 USD, therefore the 120 kgs will cost you 90 USD, for the nine months this will cost you approximately 160 USD for the 2 sows.
Even though its recommended that weaning time should be 6 to 8 weeks, you can give them solid foods at week 3 old.
And if the farmer decides to sell all of them after 3 months, the two sows by timing will be served and also barrows castrated, each will bring approximately 400USD and in total around 8800 USD.
Pork market is there, no doubt. However other products such as bacon, ham, burgers and sausages are in great demand from specific companies such as farmer’s choice.