Swine raising in the Philippines has been a profitable business for Filipinos through the decades. Its popularity is evidently seen among backyard of rural families. An average Filipino family usually raises a small number of pigs to augment their daily needs. While both parents are busy with their work, children may help in raising a few piglets until they reach their marketable age. No wonder, more hogs are produced in backyards compared to commercial piggeries.
Even as the sub-sector contributes significantly to the gross national product, hog production still lags behind our rapidly growing population of 80 million Filipinos.
The increase in hog production has been derived from improvements in production efficiency among commercial raisers. Despite the crises facing the swine industry, still many people are venturing in this enterprise.
With the advent of trade liberalization, the local hog industry taps and adopts the latest trends in management, health, technology and genetic improvement. Safeguards were also placed to counter unfair competition. Local hog raisers are expected to face tough times ahead. Both the government and private sectors should vigilant and responsive to the developments of the pig industry throughout the world. Product Service
Fatteners, backyard operation about 20 sow
* Slotted pen floors – use to make waste collection easy * Located under the slotted floors to hold the waste of the pigs. * Septic-tank – use for water storage.
* Automatic nipple waterer – a simple tube located at each cage. * When the pig touches the nipple, automatically the water flows out. Intended market environment
* Target market
* Slaughter house
* Assurance that the pig is clean and healthy.
* The pig is in the right weight and age.
* Accredited by national meat inspection service (NMSI), department of trade and industry (DTI)...