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Nepal Pig Farmers and Their Fat Piggy Banks

by 5m Editor
19 January 2009, at 6:04am

NEPAL - Pig rearing has made farmers of Karra Tole of Hetauda-10 in Makwanpur district affluent.

According to The Himalayan Times, the farmers, who started rearing pigs with assistance from the District Livestock Office in 2053 BS, are fully involved in this occupation. These farmers formed a group and started this occupation. The group has 26 members. The pigs reared here are exported to different parts of the country such as Dharan, Birgunj, Butwal and Kathmandu, said group member Usha Ranjit.

According to Krishna Bahadur Moktan, another member of the group, a mature pig is sold for Rs 20,000 whereas the price of a pair of piglets is Rs 3,000. A pig has a litter of 15-16 piglets at one time and they are sold at Rs 1,700 each.