This profile interview was first published on StarterJourney.com our sister blog.
Southern Africa is currently struggling with high unemployment and agriculture offers opportunities to be self-employed. Pig farming has many untapped opportunities beyond just breeding pigs…but also processing pork, marketing and numerous other value-added opportunities waiting to be explored.
Read below how pig farmer Kebelo Moloto started his piggery, challenges he faced and the milestones he has achieved over the years…
What attracted you to pig farming?
The love of farming even after being humbled by poultry farming previously.
What pig farming experience did you have before launching own pig farm?
How did you fund your piggery?
How many sows and boars did you start your piggery with?
6 Sows and 1 boar.
How big is your breeding stock now?
How long have you been farming with pigs?
Which pig farming model do you use…farrow to finisher or farrow to weaner or weaner to finisher and why that choice?
Farrow to finisher.
What challenges have you had to overcome farming with pigs?
Besides own mistakes, a stagnant market, feed prices and many barriers to entry for an emerging farmer.
Read the complete profile here