Largest Pig farm in the World
Oh yes! Right here in Nigeria, the largest pig farm in the world once existed in the core Muslim Northern city of Kano.
That was when Nigeria was lovey dovey and we all tolerated one another.
The farm was started in 1943 by a Lebanese, Kalil Maroun founder of K.Maroun and Co a popular Pork Farm/Processing company, located at 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.
Let’s take a look at some pictures from the Kano pig farm
Pregnant sows are fed in the yard for 2 months during gestation.
To the new farmers starting out who think all we have in Nigeria are “local pigs”, Note these are Large White sows in 1959.
When and how do we get back to being a formidable nation in pork production, processing and consumption …..?
200 million Nigerians are waiting for the processing creativity of Nigerian pig farmers…….
I will continue to discuss the past, present and future of the pork industry in Nigeria, so don’t miss out on juicy posts on how to establish your farm, solve challenges or make some tasty bacon.
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