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Pigs bring home the bacon for Khammuan farmer
 
Vientiane Times, 8 Feb 2010
 
Pig farming has an important role to play in small-scale agricultural
systems in Laos , and can be a very profitable business, according to
a successful pig farmer.
 
Mr Chantha Phamichanh and his family of 11 live in Phone village in
Nongbok district, Khammuan province.
 
“Raising pigs is a way to generate income for the family, a source of
valuable fertiliser for paddy rice and vegetable plots, and a means of
family capital accumulation,” he said.
 
Mr Chantha said he started out with around 150 pigs after investing a
total of 500 million kip.
 
His farm now has 1,500 pigs which are raised on a free-range system
with a diet supplemented by rice bran and other household waste
products.
 
Sweet potato is the most common crop in his local area after rice and
maize, and both its tubers and leaves have high biomass yields.
 
Traditionally, sweet potato is used as human food when there is a
shortage of rice, but at present it is commonly used as feed for farm
livestock, especially pigs.
 
Mr Chantha said the tubers have high carbohydrate content while the
leaves are rich in protein, and both parts of the plant can be used as
animal feed.
 
With adequate food and care, his four-month-old pigs typically weigh
between 95 and 120 kg. His total investment has now increased from 500
million kip to 1,500 million kip.
 
Through patience and perseverance with pig farming, his family has
become wealthy, with an income of over 20 million kip per person per
year.
 
The family owns seven vehicles, six houses, a rice mill and a feed
processing factory, all bought from the proceeds of pig sales.
 
They have 150 sows and 15 male pigs as breeding stock.
 
The Lao government has given the highest priority in its rural
development strategy
to improving livestock production systems, given
the potential of livestock production to alleviate poverty and reduce
shifting cultivation.


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i hate the farm ,the farm gives bad smell to the local and visitor, i think the government has to find a way to control and manage the Farm.

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You hate pig smell but not pork or pork skin or rind.

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Consuming Pork will raise to high Chrolesterol in the blood stream in human being
and cause to have heard disease which is number one killer men and women.

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Anonymous wrote:

Consuming Pork will raise to high Chrolesterol in the blood stream in human being
and cause to have heard disease which is number one killer men and women.



And so is beef and every thing else!

 



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Anonymous wrote:

 

Anonymous wrote:

Consuming Pork will raise to high Chrolesterol in the blood stream in human being
and cause to have heard disease which is number one killer men and women.



And so is beef and every thing else!

 

 



Consuming food will actually shorten your life.  The more you eat the shorter your life span gets.

 



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Heart diseases

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To avoid heart diseases, don't eat fats.

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