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Programme for better pig farms in Uganda

A five-year programme, worth about US $0.5 million, has been launched in Uganda to improve facilities and efficiencies of the country's traditional pig farms.

The programme, launched by the Modernisation of Agriculture Programme (MAP) and the Ugandan National Agriculture Services.


The improvement has to take place by providing farmers in this sector with better farm management skills, better animal breeds and other assistance enabling the traditional pig rearers to more effectively harness the big potential for a further increase in production and productivity that exists in this sector.


AI encouragement
The initiative also aims at encouraging the wider use and acceptance of artificial insemination on more traditional pig units in the country, since this has been identified as one of the quickest and cheapest possible means of improving the pig stock reared on Ugandan traditional pig units.


The initiative is also providing the traditional pig rearers with basic do it yourself disease prevention and control skills, in addition to showing the pig farmers how best to use locally available raw materials to better feed and house their animals.


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    rogers segujja

    This is good news to me. I'm in the process of establishing a medium piggery in my home area mukono district.The idea of ARTIFICIAL INSERMINATION has excited me. I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE INTERACTION.

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    HELEN

    Good day all,
    I have a piggery with up to 11 females. I get over ten piglets every month but I apparently lack market for them. The breed is a mix of Large White (mum) and Cambrough (father). if there is any one or any organisation that can kindly help me out of this dilemma please contact me on mail or phone +256712771981. Feeding them to maturity is rather expensive.
    rgds
    Helen

  • 22957 lavigilante

    hi helen i am in maurituis island i am pig breeder . try to sell your piglets of 12 to 16 kgs to tourist hotel for piglets a la brosse .this is a good maket.piglets must be slaugthed in a recognise slaughter house for health hansard.for growing 0ther piglets try to use chiken ofal and other left overs from bakery and cook them and feed your growers and add partial sientific feed .helen you must think about a meat shop . dglavigilante@hotmail.com .hope that will help you to be a future bisiness woman

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