We Rear and Sell pigs both sows and boars to generate income to the organization. we also supply pigs to the government, markets, hotels and parties for consumption and the purpose of rearing pigs is to get manure for our crops and Bio-gas.
We also Rear fish for the Community to benefit and this Project acts as Atourist Centre for Farmers.
The technology reduces feeding costs in piggery by 30%,
- Eliminates smell and flies in the piggery unit,
- Generates manure for fertilizing crops.
- Labour costs are also greatly reduced as one needs to come once, to turn the saw dust, sprinkle the IMO or add feed staff.
- The innovation involves use of Indigenous Micro Organisms (IMO). These organisms help to achieve very many things in livestock and crop production instead of using chemicals.
“The IMO can be applied to any livestock system or crops to act as a fertilizer and pathogen killing organisms and the greatest results are recorded in tomatoes where we have a problem of Diathone pesticide control that is harmful to human health hence producing tomatoes organically, free of risks.”
The IMO technology also reduces noise as the animal is kept busy and comfortable in the place. What happens is that the animal is not disturbed, it feeds all the time in a convenient sty. As such a farmer can keep pigs without the notice of the immediate neighbor because they don’t make noise.
Under this technology, a farmer is capable of keeping many animals in a small piece land or unit. A construction of 3.8 meters can accommodate 25 pigs of up 8 months hence saving land and space. Compared to other methods, it is easier for farmers to make the microorganism themselves.
We encourage farmers to visit our demonstration farm at Keirere Green Africa Agency, to learn how to make piggery organic profitable and even make the first IMO as an appreciation for adopting a cheaper and eco-friendly method.
The technology reduces feeding costs in piggery by 30%, eliminates smell and flies in the piggery unit, and generates manure for fertilizing crops. Labour costs are also greatly reduced as one needs to come once, to turn the saw dust, sprinkle the IMO or add feed staff.
The organic piggery system further reduces on the construction cost of the animal unit as it does not require concrete or expensive material. The technology involves digging a few centimeters down the ground filled with saw dust of 0.5 centimeters and put the animals. The urine and any litter sinks down the ground and kept dump, the reason why concrete flow is not recommended while the roof must be leak proof. The saw dust can last for a production cycle of 6 to 8 months and later used as manure for fertilizing crops.
IMO are simple microorganisms which occur naturally in the environment made by culturing. They can be a virus, bacteria, fungi or any other organism. It is a composition that can be made and cultured in the laboratory depending on the type. If say it is a bacterium, what type of bacteria is this man using.
The IMO is sprinkled over the animal feacal matter and saw dust. The saw dust is source of carbohydrates, locked in sawdust called cellulose and no enzyme in monogastric animals can break it down. The microorganisms break down the cellulose locked up in the sawdust and avail nutrients to the animals so the animal will feed on the saw dust.
The feacal matter of the animals is a rich source of protein not digested by the animal. So the microorganisms go ahead and break down the protein locked in the feacal matter and the animals goes back to feed on it. This cycled feeding caters for 30%.So a farmer provides 70% of the feeds.
During the fermentation or breakdown of the saw dust into nutrients and feaces, a lot of heat is produced raising the temperature of the litter to about 60 degrees Celicius. This temperature is good enough to kill disease causing organisms and during this fermentation the smell is minimized or eliminated and therefore no flies will be attracted to the place.