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#11 phuketrichard

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:53 PM

Do you find they make decent money off them? Or, just enough to get by on?

they do all right been at it for about 3 years

currently have about 5 big mommas and  a few smaller guys

hold them for a year or so

maybe clear $1,500/year

we built a pig home as well and that was $500

 

Its not big money earning but in the village every Riel counts


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:43 AM

I can only give a approximated guide on the subject! I don't know the variation of the pigs in different country's. And what feeds would be used to gain this weight.

 

Firstly I have talked before, you want to get pigs at around 8-10 weeks of age, after they have been properly weaned. (One month seems young, too soon).

 

Secondly The growth weight at 4 months would be around 70kg. To get the maximum market weight 6 months 110kg.

 

The way to achieve this by the feeding - So at around 9 weeks old the pig will be eating about 1kg of feed per day, then at 14 weeks an increase to 2kg per day.

You can then bulk feed him for the last month, of under 4kg per day to get the maximum weight.

 

Using this guide you should achieve the following - 10 weeks the pig will be about 30kg and at 18 weeks around 80kg.

 

Per Pig 200kg of life time food.

 

So in Cambodia the price of the Piglet $40. Sale of the Pig $200. Profit $160. Less food, housing, medicines.  


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:15 AM

I remember when I was in Thailand some years ago! The Thai's banded import of Pigs from Cambodia to protect their own market. Now Thailand are exporting cheap Pork into Cambodia and control over 50% of the market.

There as been a decline in Cambodian pig farming as a result. I have also read that China are to step in and produce farms to make up for the demand.

 

I have copied this small article.

 

Local Farmers Can’t Compete With Cheap Pork
September 14th, 2012 , The Cambodia Daily 
Cambodians like pork. The average Cambodian consumes almost 9.29 kg of the meat each year, and local farmers supplied about 2 million pigs, more than 90 percent of the domestic demand, in 2008.

But the market for small-scale pig farmers has flown.

Live pig prices have fallen 53.55 percent to about 7,000 riel, or $1.75,per kg in just one year as cheaper pork imported from Thailand has forced local companies to drop prices to compete.  


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:39 AM

I would say for the small scale farmer, the price in Cambodia is around the same as Thailand. One thing, also I was reading about is there is a very large breed of pig in Cambodia, what the Thai's would like, and have not got. It would be helpful to know what breeds are available.

 

One negative thought! When I was dabbling in small farming in Thailand, it was said to me "If the Native Farmers can't do it, you can't" Or more to the point they will not let you.

 

Which way to go?

 

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In house (Sty).

 

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Free range. 


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 05:51 AM

These Photo's, I snapped in Cambodia! Shows you don't always need a lot of room, and the Sty is built within the community on the walkway. Not on land.

 

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Good varied breeds. 

 

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This breed I photographed in Thailand.

 

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:38 AM


They sold the pigs at 100 kgs, which was usually about 3.5 to 4 months.

 

Isn't that a lot of growth for just 4 months?


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 06:56 PM

Isn't that a lot of growth for just 4 months?

 

I agree Kenny! Buying too young and two much weight too fast! I think only a communication mistake. But I may stand corrected, Their are some very big Pigs in Cambodia, with English and American breading, (I was reading about and have seen). I went to Temple on "The Day of the Dead" There eating the food offerings was the biggest Pink Pig I have ever seen in SE Asia.  


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 10:34 PM

Isn't that a lot of growth for just 4 months?

 

Keep in mind now, this is me, talking with Chan, who is translating into Khmer and then talking with her friend, then visa versa. 

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if I were talking about pigs, but they were talking about rabbits or something else.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:33 AM

I think only a communication mistake. But I may stand corrected,

 

Been there many times Paul! Would like to see them Rabbits!!! Now talking of Rabbits, the Thais will not eat them, because of religion (Buddhism), but apparently the Cambodians will. But they will not eat pidgin.   



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:27 AM

Been there many times Paul! Would like to see them Rabbits!!! Now talking of Rabbits, the Thais will not eat them, because of religion (Buddhism), but apparently the Cambodians will. But they will not eat pidgin.   

 

They love those little quail!


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