Friday, September 22, 2006

Franchising Swine / hog raising

Please consider the following information before starting a swine enterprise:

1. where to market your animal?

2. location of your farm (if near residential, market place, water source, road proximity, etc.)

3. financial consideration (initial capital: P80T/sow needed for the 1st yr of implementation of the farm. This includes cost of the sow, feeds, biologies, building and equipment for all classes of animals)

Building of equipment: P 40T/sow
Feeds: at most P 30/day/sow
Gilts(7 mos old) costs P9,500
Boar costs: P20,000 - P30,000
Medicines and vaccines: 3% of the total cost of feed

As to the permits, well, you need to ask permission first to the barangay level down to the provincial level including DENR. It is quite a long proces but hope you can get thru it. - gammy

Hog raising is a very popular enterprise in the Philippines such that there is a proliferation of backyard producers, which dominates the swine industry and a healthy viable commercial sector.

Despite the crises facing the swine industry, still many people are venturing in this enterprise. This manual hopes to bring appropriate technology to the interested farmers and would-be swine producers in order that they may realize profitable production and improve their quality of life.

Breed of Swime

There are many imported breeds in the country today and its sometimes difficult to determine the best breed most suited to our conditions. Here is a guide to help you select the breed to raise depending on your purpose, money and experience.

Yorkshires or Largewhite - are entirely white with medium, erect ears. Sows have superior mothering ability, farrow and wean large litters and are excellent milkers. They adapt well to confinement but not to rugged conditions. Slaughter animals yield a high dressing percentage, produce fine quality meat and compare favorably with other breeds in growth and economy of gains.

Landrace - are white, have short legs and medium to large drooping ears. The sows are noted for their excellence in mothering ability and litter size. They are heavy milkers and produce pigs with superior rate of growth and efficiency in feed utilization. When crossed with other breeds, they produce pigs of highly acceptable carcass quality. They are however, weak on the feet and legs and have problems adapting to rugged conditions. Such defects should be corrected by proper selection and breeding.

The Duroc - color is of varying shades of red. The sows are prolific and are good mothers. They produce pigs that are superior in growth rate, feed conversion, and "their performance under rugged conditions is better than any of the white breeds.

Hampshires - are black with a white belt around the shoulder and body. They are generally short legged and lack body thickness. The sows have a reputation of weaning a high percentage of the pigs farrowed and are able to adapt to very rugged conditions. The growth rate, however has generally been average or below.

Berkshires - are black with six white points -four white feet, some white in the face and tail. The ears are erect and inclined forward as the animal grows older. They are known for their style, meatiness and good adaptability to rugged conditions. They have desirable length, depth and balance ofbody but lack good growth and efficiency in converting feed to weigh gain. The sows are not as prolific as the other breeds.

The Pietrain - is a very meaty type of pig with spotted black and white color. It has well-shaped hams, loin and shoulders. Ears are erect, The carcass has a high lean meat percentage, but it has a poor body constitution. Feed efficiency is not really good and they are a little bit slow grower. This breed is also highly susceptible to stress. Thus, Pietrain is only worthwhile in crosses but not as purebreeds.

More raising tips on the following topics:

1. Care for Furrowing Pig
2. Why Are Some Pigs Born Dead?
3. Signs of a healthy piglet
4. Cure for Pigs Diarrhea
5. Vitamin C for Pigs
6. Cheap Protein for Pigs: Scrap Fish
7. Pig Manure -- Feed for Pigs
8. Water Lily for the Pigs
9. Pigs Also Need Attention and Care
10. Foot-And-Mouth Disease (FMD

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    Anonymous said...

    sir /madam

    ako po ay isang OFW dito sa qatar. tanong lang po ako kun g san po ako puedeng mag franchise bilang isang dealers and distributors of Feeds for animals likes pigs chicken, and other domesstics animals.Balak ko na po kasing mag business pag uwi ko dyan sa pilipinas. maraming salamat po.antayin ko po answer.

    Mr. Napoleon

    cool_78 said...

    Hello Mr. Napoleon

    Salamat po sa pagbabasa ng aking blog. Ang San Miguel Corporation ay nagbibigay po distribution ng mga feeds sa mga livestock tulad ng manok at baboy. I will ask them for more information regarding this matter and will post here soon.

    Thanks very much!

    thelma said...

    dear sir,

    i have a piece of propoerty which i want to convert into a piggery. i heard monterey is looking for contract growers. any idea how i can get in touch with them or where i can send an interest letter?

    thank you.


    cool_78 said...

    Hello there. Monterey is under the San Miguel Corporation. You can get in touch with them via these contact numbers....

    Landline: (+632) 632-2000


    Hope that helps. Thanks for reading my blog :-)

    Philbert said...


    ako po ay si philbert nais ko pong magtanong kung saan parte sa libmanan,camarines sur merong piggery farm na pwedeng kunan ng alagain inahin kung wala man doon saan po ang pwede nyong maituro sa amin maraming salamat po


    Anonymous said...


    i been working for 5 years now and it seems that nothing possitive improvement happen.. Im planning to quit my job to to venture into Contract Growing of pigs. Please help me how i can be able to materialize this plan. thanks... Magbaboy na tayo..


    cool_78 said...

    Thanks for reading my blog guys. The first thing in hog raising, as in any other business is the location. Is there sufficient space in your backyard to set up a pig pen large enough for your desired target or do you have to rent a space to accommodate your piggery.

    Bryan I suggest you do not quit your day job just yet. Starting a hog raising business requires capital and it's easier to take out a personal loan (no collateral needed) if you are employed rather than use your own savings for this business venture.

    I'd also recommend you to try raising a few hogs first for you to get the feel of the business without using too much of your resources. If all goes well then you can eventually expand your business. If you have any more questions please posts them here and I'll be only happy to assist you.

    ralph said...

    sir / madam,
    I'm mr. ralph villa from lucban, quezon. Gusto ko sanang mag-open ng piggery here in lucban. gusto ko malaman kung magkano ang capital amount sa pag-oopen ng piggery na contract growers sa san miguel. where can i get in touch with this matter here nearby my area?

    Anonymous said...


    i'm dindo reyes, and right now i have a hog farm of my own for 3 years now. i even attended a seminar in paranaque under the supervision of ka-jerry geronimo group before i started this business venture. at present i have 2 boar, 26 farrowing more than 50 piglets and approx. 60 guilts. inshort my building could accommodate more than a 100heads if it would be maximized. i'm inclined now to divert to be a contract grower due to high cost of feeds. My farm location is just 45 mins away from Metro-Manila which is in the boundary of Binagonan and Cardona, Rizal. I got no problem with the area vicinity 'cause we have a 3 hectares of farm land, our own deep well, two care-taker, beside the proposed highway of the Cardona-Morong diversion road and have our own electricity.
    hope you could help me out on this and if there's a possibility I can be accommodated.


    Dindo Reyes

    leo said...


    Saan po ako pweding makabili ng magandang inahin? gusto ko po kasing magsimula sa 10 head, mga magkano po ba ang kailangan sa 10 head na inahin para makapagsimula?


    Anonymous said...


    ako po ay isang ofw gosto ko po maging dealer ng feeds produck sa aming logar sa panay island naes ko po malaman kong ano dapat kong gawen para mag semula sa feeds dealer bussness, maare po ba na bigyan nyo ako ng guid para makasemula ako sa madaling panahon.

    mr. gicalde

    Anonymous said...

    my libro po ba kau tungkol sa piggery?

    Anonymous said...


    Katulad po ng iba, gusto ko din po magsimula ng ganitong klase ng business. Pero bago un, gusto ko po muna sana matuto at alamin ang proseso sa pagbababoy.Kasi po wala po ako idea kung pano at saan magumpisa, at kung makapagumpisa man,di ko na po alam ang mga dapat gawin upang lumago ang ganitong negosyo. Sana po matulungaon nyo ako, san po ako pede matuto ng ganitong negosyo, kailangan po ba ng formal training dito o kahit seminar?kung oo, sana po ay mapayuhan nyo ako.

    Maraming Salamat
    Mark R.

    Anonymous said...

    i am Rio an engineer and i would like to know how can our company be a building contractor to san miguel, our company is interested in constructing san miguel's piggery or poultry building... hope u can help me on this... tnx

    icebert said...

    Hi! I have a Piggery that is connected with Monterey Food Corp. I am selling my business to interested buyers. With your site, this will generate traffic and will benefit us both. Here is my site
    And e-mail:

    Anonymous said...

    dear sir
    nais ko po munang mag inquire sa inyo dahil nais ko pong mag hog raising franchise may lupa po kasi kami sa pangasinan,umingan na 5,600sqm farm lot nais ko pong humingi sa inyo ng tulong para sa negosyong ito at paano po ba ang mag construct ng kulungan balak ko pong munang mag umpisa sa 100 na baboy ako po si mr marlon jose .marami pong salamat,sana masagot ninyo po sana ang aking katanungan

    oliver said...

    hihingi po sana ako ng tulong gusto ko po sanang mag-alaga ng biik. kaya lang po wala po akong idea sa pagaalaga. may 4na butas ang kulungan ko. gusto ko po sanang magsimula sa 10 piraso. puwede po ba ninyo ibigay kung magkano po ang dapat kong puhunan. mula sa simula hanggang sa maibenta. at anong klaseng pagkain ang ipapakain po . mula simula hanggang sa huli. ito po e-mail ko maraming salamat po.

    oliver centeno.

    kymoupz said...

    sir gusto ko lang magtanong kung saan pwede mag-seminar? interesado kasi ako mag-start ng piggery business ngayon na retired na ako..

    Anonymous said...

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    - Weighing 10-15kilos.
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    Anonymous said...

    Paano po ba maiiwasan ang pollution na dala ng mga waste ng babuyan? Saan po iyon pwedeng dalhin at saan pwedeng papuntahin ang pinaglinisan ng baboy at ng kulungan nito? Salamat po.

    romeo said...

    Sir,bigyan nyo ako ng tamang pagpapakain ng baboy,kasi kung wala sa tama ang pagpapakain sa baboy hnd maganda ang kita,sana email nyo po sa akin ang tamang pakain sa baboy, halimbawa ilang kilo sa isang araw ang bawat feeds tulad ng free starter,hog starter,hog grower at hog finesher,tig iilang kilo ang pakain sa bawat feeds na nabanggit. salamat email for your reply

    maeP said...


    ask ko lang po kung ano maganda pagkain ng biik na kakabili lang? gagawin ko po kasing inahin, ano po tamang sukat sa pagkain? 3 po kasi biik ko. thanks


    Anonymous said...

    magandang araw po. ako po ay planong mag parami ng "native na baboy" tanong ko lang, okay po ba ito? kesa commercially pigs?

    Anonymous said...

    dati akong ofw pero matagal na akong nakauwi d2 sa pilipinas. matagal ko na ring iniisip kung anong negosyo ang magandang pasukin pero mas naging interested ako sa swine raising. dito ako nakabase sa pili camarines sur. nag start na ako ng backyard piggery but i plan to transfer it sa del rosario pili para mas mapalaki. pero ang kapital para sa housing ang problema. ask ko lang kung meron kayung assistance na ibinibigay sa ganung pangangailangan. tnx at wait ko po ang answer nyo.

    ms. j albia

    Anonymous said...

    sir&madam ako po ay isang ofw gusto ko po sana bumili ng lupa para sa pagpapatayo ng piggery na contact growers ng san miguel bago ko muna po bilhin gusto ko muna po itanong sa inyo kong paano ma aaprubahan at papaano ko makakapasok sa san miguel at magkano po ba capital sa pagpapatayo ng building..salamat po

    Anonymous said...

    Piglets or fattener for sale from Batangas please call or text at the following numbers,


    kev said...

    good day sir,meron po aku mga 100 fattener na binebenta, baka po may alam kau na pwede namen supplyan? im from sariaya, quezon. guys kng gusto nio fattener just call or txt 0908972615.. salamat

    Emman said...

    Gud day po! ask lang po ako kung panu maging disributor ng feeds nyo for hog and chicken and others. may tindahan po kami at gusto ko po magexpand ng additional items. pls inform mo asap. text me at 09088653401. ill wait for your response.

    Anonymous said...

    Hi, gusto ko sana malaman sana ako pede makapag rent ng sasakyan pang transfer ng biik mula bulacan papuntang cavite at how much. balak ko sana bumili ng biik sa bulacan kasi mas mura kaso problema ko pano ko ililipat sa cavite andun kasi ang alagaan ko. thanks.