I will want to use this opportunity to thank all my faithful readers for their support and encouragement over the years. Happy new year to all of you.Pig farmers in Ghana, happy new year to you, your families and your pigs.
2015 was a good year for pig farmers in general, demand was good, price too was good. No major disease outbreak in 2015. We thank God for his mercies.
We had our General meeting on the 19th of December at our National office at Sakaman. A lot were discussed. But most importantly, Greater Accra Pig Farmers Association was Launched and interim executives elected. They have been charged to build membership and organize their first general meeting as early as possible.
Order for 11000 pigs a Week in 2017
Whilst members were relaxing on New Years Eve, one of our members broke the news of a contract he has signed with his foreign partners to supply 11,000 pigs a week starting July 2017. Members were excited and some wondered if this ambitious target could be accomplished. Can this target be met?, failure on our part would mean the deal would be taken to another country. But can we deliver? Yes we can if we all put our house in order quickly.
We need 572,000 pigs annually to make this work. These number of pigs can be supplied by 28,600 sows. If 600 serious farmers come together and operate a 50 sow farm. It is doable. Yet still, if 1200 farmers come together nationwide and operate a 20 sow farm, it is achievable.
Details of this deal would be given at the Pig Farmers Training workshop on the 23rd of this month at the Institute of Applied Science, Legon Do not miss it for anything. Pay up on time to book your sit.
Pig Farmers Training Workshop
The Pig farmers Training Workshop is scheduled to take place at the institute of Applied Science on the 23rd of January, 2016.
Below are some of the topics we are going to discuss at the workshop.
- Market Opportunity for Pig Farming in Ghana
- Pig feed and Feed Formulation for all Ages
- Pig Housing – I.M.O Floor
- Pig Farming Economics
- Farm Record Management
- Pig Health Management
We shall finish the training program in one day. Participants are to register early.
Every participant to the workshop will have to pay a token to help us meet the administrative cost of organizing the workshop. Registration fee of Gh100.00 must be paid before the 20th of January. Farm Managers of Members in good standing shall be given a discount.
Mtn Mobile Money Can be sent to Frank Danchie on 0244023322 or save directly into the association accounts below with your name
Account Name: Pig Farmers Association of Ghana
Account Branch: Spintex Road
Account Number: 1010106536001
Bank: ADB Bank
Pig farming is going to change drastically in the coming years so it is imperative pig farmers put their house in order so as to maximize profit from this impending pig farming boom.
Unfortunately, the national platform is filled up. Space still exist in all the ten regional floors, so indicate were your farm is, the number of animals on your farm and leave a comment with your phone number, we shall immediately place you on any of the regional floor.
You can also visit our facebook page and be invited to the pig farmers association facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/gnapf/
If you are having any problem, contact Herbert on 0542722827 to assist you.
A prosperous new year to all my faithful followers