Price of Pig and the Largest Pig Farm in Nigeria?
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Price of Boars (Matured Male Pigs) in Nigeria is between N30,000 – N70,000. You can get it cheaper in Oke Aro Pig farms. Oke Aro pig farms is the largest pig farm concentration in Nigeria right now. There are thousands of big farmers there who in engage in different sizes of pig farming.
The largest single pig farm in Nigeria used to be the Lebanese run Kalil Maroun Pig farm and Pork Processing industry in Kanu. That was from 1943 – to around 1962. During that time,Nigeria produced some of the largest amount of pork by one farm in the world though USA still held the record as the largest pork producers in the world due to the cheer number of different farms in the country.
The largest pig farm in Nigeria was started in 1943 by a Lebanese, Kalil Maroun founder of K.Maroun and Co. This company was a popular Pork Farm/Processing company in the world then and was located in Apapa, Lagos. So, while the pig was reared in Kano, the actual processing took place in Apapa, Lagos.
The original intention of Maroun was to produce pork for the US military base in Kano during world war 2. In 1959, 36,000 pigs were fattened and transported by rail to be butchered and processed in Lagos every month. Making a total of about 430,000 pigs every year.
Pigs are very expensive in Osogbo here. A trip to a pig farm today confirms that. a piglet is sold for #6,500 and an adult depends on the size. The cheapest was #45,000
There is a pig farm at Prime, along Ofatedo road, Osogbo Osun state. or give me a call, i could take you there.