Commercial Pig Production

Compared to other livestock produced in a primarily free-range environment in Namibia (cattle, sheep, and goats), commercial pig farming requires detail to attention and hands on management. However, if done properly, pig farming presents a good return on equity as a good and well managed sow (female pig) can farrow twice a year with an average of 10 piglets per litter.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Challenges to pig farming
  • Management of sows
  • Boars & piglets
  • Piggery infrastructure
  • Commercial pig breeds in Namibia
  • Setting production targets & feed budgeting
  • Pig slaughter & marketing
  • Biosecurity
  • Pig health & vaccination program
  • Break-even analysis

Topics for this course

18 Lessons24h

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Pig Farming00:00:21
Lesson 2: Challenges to pig farming00:03:10

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N$1500

Material Includes

  • PDF Textbook
  • Excel Sheet

Target Audience

  • Our training and mentoring programmes are aimed towards farm workers, supervisors and managers at introductory and advanced levels on all aspects of agricultural production, marketing and farm management.

Includes course videos

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