How Much It Cost To Raise A Pig In Uganda

How Much It Cost To Raise A Pig In Uganda

Dr Emma Naluyima of Entebbe, a specialist in piggery attributes the pork boom to demand and sensitisation. A kilogramme of beef is about Shs9,000 and yet pork goes for Shs12,000. This differs greatly from the market prices of pork about five years ago. According to Dr Naluyima, raising a pig could cost one about Shs450, 000 to get it at 90 to 120 kilogrammes by slaughter time. This means after spending that much, at the current price, one would be able to bag Shs630, 000 per pig.

How to feed a pig for pork

Feeds take up to 80 per cent of pig production costs and a bag of feeds costs about Shs80,000. Dr Naluyima says sweet potato vines are a very nutritious pig feed if well prepared and preserved. “Feeds like potato vines, maize brand, mukene (silver fish) among other foods will grow your pig greatly,” she says.

How much is a grown up pig in Uganda?

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.A single piglet, which costs between UGX 50,000 and 100,000, can reach a market value of up to UGX 700,000 in six to eight months” explained Alias Ndyabahika, LWF’s Livelihoods Officer in Luuka.

How much is pig feed in Uganda?

The total feed cost is about Shs107,000. Taking into consideration average consumption to be 1.5kg per pig per day at 8-12 weeks, feeding one pig requires about Shs65,000 throughout that period.

How much is a 6 month pig in Uganda?

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The breed of pigs

A good breed should range between5 to 10 kilograms at one month and 60 t0 120 kilograms at six months and this should be the weight before they are slaughtered. And a good breed piglet ranges from 150,000 to 300,000 shillings and the pricing depends on the type of breed.

How long do pigs take to mature in Uganda?

However, this cost does not include the cost at which you bought the boar as a piglet, usually about UGS100,000 and the cost incurred from feeding that boar to its required maturity of eight months when it will be old enough to appropriately service a female.