MYE’S PIG FARM
A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SWINE FATTENING FARM WITH THE USE OF DEEP BEDDED SYSTEM (DBS) INTRODUCTION
Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) and LANDBANK forged a partnership to provide enterprise for OFWs on a sustainable basis. The OFW integration program aims to assist current and former OFWs and their families to engage in viable projects to alleviate their social and economic standing. The program encourages OFW’s to occupy enterprises such as: Manufacturing, Trading, Services and Agri-Business. Although the Philippine government advocates the creation of small scale enterprises (SME) through Agri-business and other engagement it takes specific measures to achieve these goals. The government laid prospective technologies for the protection and development of watersheds; proper management of agricultural land and water resources, providing marginalized sector preferenial access to productive assets and providing essential measures and support services. Engaging in a small scale agri-based enterprise, like swine raising, is one way of creating employment at the same time contributes to the country’s food security. It is one of the top money makers because of the continuous increase in the demand for live-hogs; it offers a great opportunity to be SELF EMPLOYED. It is not hard to find market for this product because of its marketability with a short rearing period. It is well adapted to both small and large scale farming. The fattened swine are offered for their meat, prepared as ham, bacon and pork. The major consumers of the product are the household sector, hotel and restaurants, carinderia, food processors and other institutions. The Filipinos undying taste for pork and the continuous demand in the market indeed makes swine raising a very profitable venture. The beauty about piggery is that it has a short gestation period, which means that cash flow starts within a short period. There are three types of...
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