Zimbabwe embarks on a pig outgrower programme
Tripple C, a local pig company in Zimbabwe, has
embarked on a pig outgrower programme, which is aimed at increasing pig
production in the country following years of constant
Under this initiative, farmers do not have to invest in the major cost and
scientific complexities of breeding, rearing and weaning. The pig company will
provide weaners produced from advanced international genetics.
The Zimbabwean Pig Industry Board (BIP) has embarked on a turnaround
strategy aimed at enhancing capacity utilisation in the livestock sector.
Tripple C general manger, Mark Swannack, has urged the Grain Marketing
Board to deregulate the marketing of yellow maize to allow the private sector to
partner with growers, adding that the stockfeed security is a prerequisite for
successful pig production.
Zimbabwe's national sow herd for the PIB has been
increased to 15,500 by November 30 with the board targeting 28,000 herd by end
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