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Philippines - BAI look into commercial profit of raising native pigs

15-Sep-2010 (6 years 1 months 6 days ago)

To conserve and maximize the potential of expanding the native pigs ("lechon") market, the Bureau of Animal Industry-National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (BAI-NSPRDC) based in Tiaong, Quezon conducted a study on the “Conservation, Evaluation and Commercialization of the Philippine Native Pigs”. This was funded and supported by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) under its banner program, the National Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP). The two-year project is led by Dr. Rene C. Santiago, DVM, also the agricultural center chief of BAI-NSPRDC. Project implementation called for collaborations with the local government units (LGUs) of Quezon and selected farmer-cooperators in Laguna and Quezon.

The objective of the project is to establish a production system involving raising native pigs under farmers’ management and propagate such on a commercial scale and improve the antiquated system of swine raising resulting in better production. The socio-economic importance of production and commercialization is a crucial aspect of the project.

Production of native pigs can be a viable alternative for swine producers who cannot cope with the high price of commercial swine feeds and for those who do not have enough capital for housing and feeding. This animal can be raised without the use of chemical inputs and, as a breed, has high economic potential for those engaged in organic swine production. In addition, native pigs are very rich sources of genetic materials for local breed development and improvement programs, hence it is a necessity to conserve and preserve this breed.

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Armand Borbe16-Aug-2011 (5 years 2 months 5 days ago)

I am very much interested to raise native pigs for lechon as a business venture. I am a retired employee and currently looking for a source of income. I appreciate that we have this forum such as this where I could learn things i need to be knowledgeable.

martin ocampo01-Jun-2015 (1 years 4 months 20 days ago)

Good pm Mr. Borbe hehehe

apollo narciso28-Dec-2011 (4 years 9 months 23 days ago)

i am also interested in raising native pigs,cAN someone tell us where to market native pigs?

Noel Castro29-Mar-2013 (3 years 6 months 22 days ago)

I am interested in raising native pig, pls send me more details..Thanks!

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