Why are pigs in Africa struggling to meet the growth rates achieved in Europe?

Why do pigs in Africa sometimes struggle to reach 100kg in five months? And does this matter to the profitability of your farm?
calendar icon 23 August 2019
clock icon 11 minute read
pigs in an indoor, dirt-floor pen
an at-home pig feed-milling station
Many African pig farms can only afford to provide pigs with industrial waste or by-products such as palm kernel cake, corn bran, wheat bran and some maize and soya meal

Yemi Adesina

CEO of Pristine Integrated Farm Resource Ltd

Yemi is a pig farmer based in Nigeria and is the CEO of Pristine Integrated Farm Resource Ltd. He also runs training courses for both new and more experienced pig farmers.

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