Piggery Farming Business Plan
MORE ON STARTING PIG FARMING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA Pigs can be raised in controlled or free environment, as a small- or large-scale business.
But in whatever size, a prospective farmer would need inputs as to how to raise pigs efficiently and in a more productive manner.
They could be sold at livestock auctions or slaughtered for meat.
The pig industry is characterized by farms having 2 – 5 sows weaning 1-2 small litters yearly.
Even if the pigs are raised outdoors they would need a shelter during cold and hot weathers.
The housing should have a space for feeding and bedding.
Piglets have higher protein requirements than mature ones. Pigs must also have adequate supply of drinking water daily, about two to four gallons.
· Generally, poor sow nutrition especially during the gestation and lactation periods.
The business ensures a higher return to the farmers.
However, you must have some land area or backyard space for raising pigs.
Pigs are of different breeds some of them are well suited for specific environments, indoor or outdoor.
Crossbred pigs tend to grow faster, consume feed more efficiently and are vigorous.