Cost of starting a pig farm
This cost analysis of starting a pig farm in Nigeria will be beneficial to new investors in pork production, the report covers prices in 2022.
How much to start a pig farm in Nigeria?
Expenses on pig farming are cost of land, pig house, pig farming equipment, medication and feeding.
Acquiring a land is capital intensive, however farm lands in remote areas or agricultural settlements are cheaper. The land should be stand alone and perfect for pig farming.
There are different types of pig farming styles that affect overall cost of production. Pig farming styles include free range pig farming, free farmed pig raising, stall free pig farming, outdoor bred pig, indoor intensive pig housing,
Cost Analysis for Starting Pig Farm
First thing needed to start the pig farm is land. The cost of land in rural area is from N200,000 to N 400,000.
Mix- use land per plot 2022
Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo
Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos
Karshi, Apo, Abuja
Ijebu Ode, Ogun
The cost of pig housing depends on the type of pig farming either intensive or free-range. Regardless of the type of farming it is Important to build a pig house.
The size of the pig house depends on the number of piglets in the farm.
Pork meat markets in Nigeria
Sow Gestation Bed Galvanized Pig Farrowing Crates Pen Pig Flooring Stall Farrowing Bed Sow cost
N 28,000 per crate.
N 56,000 per cage
Piglet nursery crate pig nursery pen pig house for sale
NGN 208,132.60 – 10 Sets
NGN 187,319.34 – 50-99 Sets
Cost of piglets in Nigeria
Two months old pig is sold from N10,000 depending on breed of pig. A well fed pig will reach 60 to 80 kg in 8 months.
Price of piglets
Landrace Piglets (16 Weeks)
Abuja, Wuse 2
Piglet Available For Sale
Weaner(Piglets) Gilts, Boers Available For Sale
Cost of feeding pig
How much is pig feed in Nigeria?
The cost of feeding 1 pig from when it stops drinking milk to full maturity is N5,000, therefore it will cost Ñ100, 000 naira to feed 20 pigs to full maturity.
Vaccination of pig
Pigs are vaccinated by qualified veterinarians from many disease or health related problems. Common diseases are Exudative dermatitis (greasy pig), Coccidiosis, Respiratory diseases, Swine dysentery, Mastitis and Porcine parvovirus.
Provide security for the animals from predators or theft. Provide human guards, trained guard dogs and perimeter fencing.
How profitable is the business
Pig farming is very profitable venture, a farmer will make good money depending on the stock and market prices.
Where to buy pork meat in Nigeria?
It is easy to buy pork meat because it is popular in the market or supermarket. Online order the meat from 24hoursmarket, Jiji, A&S Butchers.