How can I increase my piggery in the Philippines?

How can I improve my piggery business?

There are two ways you can go about in setting up the piggery. First is by acquiring starter pigs or adopting a grow- out system. In this setup, you acquire the pigs when they are young; around 12 to 20 kg in weight. Through a consistent feeding cycle, you grew the pigs until they reach 90kg before selling them.

How can I get my pig to gain weight fast?

As you might expect, the pigs do gain weight. Corn is a cheap feed for pigs and it does fatten them up quickly. Sugar is also an oft-touted remedy when it comes to putting weight on pigs. Many farmers feed their pigs donuts, candies, molasses, and cane juice products to get them to put on weight rapidly.

What to feed pigs to make them gain weight?

Creating an Optimized Hog Feed

As an energy source, choose a grain mix of barley, wheat, sorghum and corn for your pig’s diet. At least half the mix should be number two yellow corn. Though low in protein, it is considered a primary energy source in pig diets.

How much is 1 piglet in the Philippines?

How much does a pig cost in the Philippines? An initial young pig costs around 1600-2000 pesos. It takes about three months before the pork can be sold.

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How do you manage a piggery farm?

To manage a piggery effectively, you must consider the piggery’s production and performance, identify ways to improve your herd, provide your herd with suitable housing, manage your herd’s feeding and monitor environmental issues.

How profitable is pig farming in Philippines?

It’s no surprise that the local swine industry is one of its most lucrative trades, worth PHP200 billion or USD5 billion and contributing 18.28 percent to the country’s agricultural output in 2015, ranking second only to rice and staying way ahead of poultry.

How much is a full grown pig in the Philippines?

In 2019, an average farmgate price of one kilogram of hog for slaughter from backyard farms was around 105.7 Philippine pesos. The overall farmgate price of one kilogram of hog has overall increased for the last six years in the country.

Characteristic Price per kilogram in Philippine pesos

What should I feed my pig?

Pigs can eat all kinds of scraps, or leftover food such as mealie-pap, bread, vegetables, fruit and pig pellets. Real pig pellets are, however, the best feed. Do not only feed one vegetable (such as cabbage), because pigs need a varied diet to stay healthy.