Pig farming

Economic Value of a PIG:

According to recent studies of changing scenario of Animal Husbandry and Meat Industry in India, Pig farming with a profit of 60% topped all other types of subsidiary occupations like dairying (10%), poultry (30%) and sheep rearing which is at 22%. The total world consumption of meat is estimated to be of the order of 240 million tons per annum and India's share of consumption is only 2.2%. With the introduction of new techniques for rearing and breeding of Pigs and appreciative & encouraging Government Schemes.

Farmers and keen people are now attracted to Pig farming,because of its low starting cost and decent earnings at the same time. Moreover, not only traditional farmers, young generations from all over country trying their hands in different areas of animal Husbandry and most of those the popular one is PIG BREEDING FARMS. Rising per capita income, growing urbanization and unfolding globalization are boosting the demand of high value commodities including meat. Due to these changes in recent past, a rapid shift has taken place in the dietary habits in favour of non vegetarian diet. As a result demand for pork has swiftly increased and the domestic market price for pork has risen from Rs. 30-40 kg to 90-140 per kg over last five years. With gradual replacement of societal and religious taboos, the pig rearing by using scientific management practices is becoming popular across all social strata finding this comparatively more earning enterprise. At TARA Pig Farms, it is our Endeavour to provide Best Breed of Pigs at affordable prices to all segments of the Indian society.

The result is healthy pigs, healthy environment and absolutely no danger of new virus's developing. Pig growth is maximised as growth is not delayed or slowed due to pig illnes.

Some Advantages of PIG

The advantages of PIG Farming are as follows:
  • The Pig has got the highest feed conversion efficiency i.e they produce more live weight gain from given weight of feed than any other class of meat producing animals.
  • The pig can utilize wide variety of feed stuff viz. grains, forage, damaged food, vegetables, fruits, sugarcane, garbage and other unbalanced rations may result in lower feed eficiency.
  • A sow can be bred as early as 8-9 months of age and can farrow twice in a year. They produce 6-12 piglets in each farrowing.
  • Pig farming requires small investment on building and equipments.
  • Pigs are known for their meat yield, which in terms of dressing percentage ranges from 60-80 in comparison to other livestock.
  • Pork is most nutritious with high fat and low water content and has got better energy value than that of other meats.
  • Pigs manure is widely used as fertilizer for agriculture farms and fish ponds.
  • There is an increasing demand for pig's fat in poultry feed, soap, paints and other chemical industries.
  • Pig farming provides quick returns since the marketable weight of 70-100 kg can be achieved with in a period of 7-9 months.
  • There is good demand from domestic as well as export market for pig products such as pork, bacon, ham, sausages, lard etc.