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New Breed to Boost Piggery in Mukono

by 5m Editor
2 November 2006, at 11:10am

UGANDA - Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MUZARDI) has imported a new hybrid variety of pigs from South Africa to boost piggery farming in the district.

Robert Lukabwe, a technician in charge of livestock at the institute, says the cambrough breed is cheaper to rear, matures in a short time and gives more kilogrammes than the local breed. The Cambrough breed delivers more piglets.

"For over 50 years, we had three breeds; the land race, the saddle back and the large white, so we felt the time had come to bring in another breed," he said. Cambrough is a crossbreed between the large white and the land race.

Eight sows with one boer were brought to the institute in 2004. Under good feeding and management, it can deliver 23 piglets with a minimum of eight," he says, comparing it with the local breed that delivers between two and eight piglets.

Source: AllAfrica

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