In comparison to other livestock rearing, the advantages of pig farming are extremely high. The growth rate of the pig farming business is very high. Within a short span of time, one can increase the quantity of livestock as pigs are the most prolific breeders with high fertility and shorter generation interval. A sow can be bred as early as 8-9 months of age and can farrow twice a year. They have a very short gestation period of 114 days and able to produce 6-12 or even more piglets in each farrowing. Pig farming provides quick returns since the marketable weight (80-100 kg) of fatteners can be achieved at the age of 7-9 months. Among various livestock species, the pig has the highest feed conversion efficiency and dressing percentage (60 to 80%) after broiler, as they produce more live-weight
Pork provides one of the most nutritious meat with high fat and low water content and has got better energy value than that of other meats. It is rich in vitamins like thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin.
There is good demand from domestic as well as an export market for pig products such as pork, bacon, ham, sausages, lard, bristles or hair, etc. Pig's manure is widely used as fertilizer for agriculture farms and fish ponds. So one can say every part of the pig's body is usable in various commercial industries that can be used by a farmer if he is well versed with the pig physiology.
Another great advantage of the pig farming business is that, one can start with a small amount of money which reduces the financial burden. In general, pig farmers are smallholders practicing traditional methods of pig farming for both breeding and pork production in past. In order to make handsome profit from this enterprise, farmer should switch off from traditional pig farming to commercial pig production. Initial capital is required for constructing the pig housing, purchasing the breeding stock, purchasing stock feeds and other costs associated with running a pig farming business. The amount of capital needed for pig farming will depend on the size of the piggery farm project.
Feed generally is considered to be the major input for livestock, poultry production and may account for 50-60 percent of total production cost. So, if we can produce high quality feed at most economical way, it will not only cut the cost of production, but also yield high profits. Raw materials are changing, formulations are changing and so are the processes in feed manufacturing. Lark being plant manufacturer is aware of these facts and in our endeavor to provide you solutions to produce hygienic feeds at economical cost; we have come up with new designs.
Lark has always made strides to offer the best, in grinding; we have the patented models that can outperform to give the required texture suitable for pelleting or mash, fine to the course at a minimum of 40 % power saving. Similarly in mixing, we have patented variable cross-section, double ribbon design that can achieve the best of mixing in the shortest time.
In pelleting, if we produce high-quality pellets with the minimum of power, without or minimum recirculating fines, we will save energy not only for our self but for nation too. Lark has designed pellet plants in compact configurations that has saved 50 % structure and required less space, without compromising on safety, and quality.
Even for small farmers, we have a wide range of feed mills for producing pig feed ranging from 300 kg/ hour to 30 ton/hour production capacity.
The above information is based on data collected from our existing customers & internet sources and is only for your reference. As expertise in feed mill engineering only, Lark Engineering will not be responsible for any type of loss occur due to the above-stated information.