I have received many request on Pig Sty design and construction cost recently and i will like to use this article to answer all questions relating to pig sty construction. When I started my pig farm in 2012, i spent close to GH15,000.00 in constructing my pig sty which currently house 100 pigs.
Pig Sty Construction
The above design shows a simple layman design of a diagram of a pig sty. This design can house about 100 pigs. It measures 43ft by 32ft. It contains a store room. a male room and 5 large rooms for sows and piglets.Prospective pig farmer should always remember that pigs are not dirty animals. They always have a distinctive area in the sty were they eat, sleep and go to toilet so their drinking and eating area should be close. Water trough should also be in-line in case you want to do plumbing work to supply them water from a Polytank, it will be easy
It is important to build a reservoir to collect rain water if you don’t have tap-water on the farm. If you want to raise your herds to say 500 pigs, then you ought to build two more similar structure to the one above.
|1||Cost of Digging||520|
|2||Cost of Casting Foundation||800|
|3||Stones 40 cubic ( 2 trips)||3000|
|4||Sand for Concrete and Plastering (2 trips)||1600|
|6||Sand For Filling (3 trips)||1500|
|7||Workmanship for filling||300|
|8||Workmanship for casting concrete on the floor after filling||1000|
|9||Cost of Laying Blocks & Plastering||2000|
|10||Cement (100 bags)||3000|
|11||Wood for Roofing||3500|
|13||Workmanship for Roofing||1500|
|14||Electricals Part and Workmanship||1000|
|15||Plumbing works and workmanship||1000|
|16||Cost of Wire gauze and net||1000|
|17||Cost of twelve Iron Poles to support Roof||1000|
If you add the cost of constructing a reservoir and buying one polytank to the above, you are looking at roughly GH30,000
A decent pig farm would cost you that much. If you want to minimize cost however, you can consider the I.M.O pig farming which does not make use of concrete floor but rather saw dust. I will write on it in my next article.