Training on Commercial Pig Farming.
Pig farming is not new in Nepal it has been accepted socially and culturally by certain ethnic groups. Pig farming trend is changing gradually due to urbanization some commercial and modern pig farming practice recently started in Nepal. Pigs on the farm are raise in clean, healthy, natural environment with plenty of moving vegetable fields and sustainable pasture. Pork has a distinctive flavor good for nature, good for animal welfare, good for the economy and ultimately safer for your family to eat. The native pig breeds of Nepal are Chwanche, Hurrah, Bampudke, Pakhribas black and Dharane kalo banggur etc. Exotic breeds of pigs are imported in Nepal since 1957 A.D like Landrace, Hampshire, Duroc and Yorkshire etc.
Pig rising is still in the developing stage in Nepal, it is based on agricultural products and kitchen wastes not in balanced foods. We started commercial pork production in Nepal, all pigs are free range, healthy and well cared live outdoors there is some warm bedding area; huts provide shade to keeps the pigs cool in summer. Increasing demand of genuine free range pork farm is difficult to be filled by the relatively small number of producers those are farming free range pigs.
The Training was provided in order to educate the women on various aspects of Commercial Pig farming. The training was conducted for 3 days at Dulegaunda , Shuklagandaki Municipality in Tanahun District on 30th Nov 2021 to 2nd Dec 2021. Altogether there were 35 women participants. The chief guest was Shuklagandaki, Ward no 4 chief Mr. Shiva Kumar Shrestha and Special guest was Vice Chairman of Nirdhan NGO during the closing session of training program. Mr. Pant clarify how it can be profitable business, If you start with just 5 pigs then you will be self employed within 10 month you will earn Rs 1,29,000 net profit and gradually if you will start to increase the numbers of pigs by the numbers of pig became 20 your net profit will be Rs 8,16,000 then in no time you will be in commercial pig farming business. At this point one will not only be self employed but also create employment to others. Further Mr. Pant expressed satisfaction that commercial pig farming will improve clients lives by contributing to increase in assets, business expansion and access to social services.
Trainer Mr. Hemraj Timilsina, Veterinary Doctor and Mr. Ishwor Regmi, Veterinary Care Shuklagandaki, Ward no 4, facilitated the training. The training program starts with the collection of expectation of subjects that the trainee wants to learn and discussion on traditional and current method of Pig Farming. They trained participants starting with the importance of Pig farming with different aspects (economic wise, employment wise, tourism wise, and business wise), Housing System and Materials in Pig farming, Pig Breeding System, Balance Diet and Feeding Management, Care of Piglets, Prevention and Control of Pig Diseases in Nepal. Beside that they had shared some ideas about income generation and Pig Marketing System in Nepal. He also oriented farmers how farmers can make pig farming as a profitable business. Participants were excited to learn about commercial pig farming. They appreciated the effort of Nirdhan providing the skill of pig farming and enhancing their knowledge. They lastly thanked Nirdhan for their huge support and opening a door for economic freedom for the rural women.