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Teso farmers advised to take advantage of pork market

By Julius Ojula

Added 12th September 2017 03:37 PM

In Teso sub-region, almost each parish has at least more than one small trading centre where pigs are slaughtered on daily basis.

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A sow produces between 5 to 10 piglets per pregnancy. Photo by Julius Ojula

Residents in Teso have been advised to engage in pig farming due the high demand for pork in the region.

In Teso sub-region, almost each parish has at least more than one small trading centre where pigs are slaughtered on daily basis.

Charles Apunyo , a butcher in Mamaisal trading centre, Kapir sub-county in Ngora district,  says his customers  consume at least a pig of 20kg to 30kg daily.

Apunyo said people prefer pock to goat meat.

“The majority of people in my area eat pock. We have few Muslims here.

Arnold Okiring, the academic registrar, Institute of Agriculture, Business and Technology (AGRIBUTEC) in Serere district urges farmers to engage in pig farming, saying a sow produces between 5 to 10 piglets each pregnancy and proximately three times a year.

He said a two-week piglet in Teso sub-region is sold atsh40.000.

“When you multiply sh40.000 by 30, one will get sh1.2m,” Okiring said?”

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