Piggery Development
 

Sikkim has tremendous scope for Pig Industry. In Sikkim more than 70% people eat pork and pig farming can play an important role in improving the socio-economic status of the weaker sections of the communities. It is due to the food habits of the people in the hills, that in villages every household rears a few numbers of pigs to cater to their demand of meat the State Government has extended a great help to the weaker sections of the society by distributing Piglets to progressive farmers and also providing breeding boars to different Panchayat Units under Direct Benefits programme to farmers as Pig Breeders. The Department of Animal Husbandry Livestock Fisheries & Veterinary Services has 6 Nos. of Piggery demonstrating farm at different district namely:-

  • BOP Piggery demonstration Farm Chungthang, North Sikkim has 30 sow unit established during the year 1987, the breeds reared in this farm are Hampshire, Large White Yorkshire. Piglet production is to the tune of 300—350 nos. / Annum.
  • Tingvong piggery demonstration farm, North Sikkim was established in the year 1990.10 Sow unit &the breed rear is Hampshire. Piglet production 150 – 200 nos. / Annum.
  • Gyaba Pigery demonstration Farm Gyalshing, West Sikkim has 30 sow units and was established during the year 1986. In this farm the breed reared is Hampshire. Piglet production is 300 – 400 nos. / Annum.
  • Assamlingzey demonstration Piggery farm, East Sikkim has 50 sow unit established during the year 2011 breed reared is Large White Yorkshire. Piglet production is 400 – 550 nos. / Annum.
  • Karfectar Piggery Demonstration Farm, South Sikkim has 20 sow unit established during the year 1986 breeds reared are Hampshire & Durac. Piglet production is 150 – 200 nos. / Annum.
  • Melli Dara Piggery demonstration farm, South Sikkim has 50 sow unit established during the year 2013 breed reared is Large White Yorkshire.Piglet production is 400 – 550 nos. / Annum.

PIGGERY SECTOR TARGETS AND STRATEGY:

Present demand of pork in Sikkim is 550 MT, while the production is only 150 MT per annum. There is a huge demand and supply gap and we need to bridge this gap. Following strategy is formulated to achieve the desired production level in the mission period.

  • Improved breed of pigs like White Yorkshire, etc. will be introduced.
  • Existing pig farms at Gyaba, Chungthang, Mangalbaria , Karfectar and Tingvong & Melli Dara will be strengthened to provide sufficient no of piglets to the pig growers.
  • To meet the growing demand two new pig farms at Assamlingzey in East District and Melli-dara in south District are set up with parent stock capacity of 50 Nos.
  • To augment piglet production 80 nos. of progressive farmers will be given 9 nos. of sows and 1 no. of boar.
  • Beneficiaries’ oriented scheme will be implemented with subsidies to make pig rearing attractive.
  • For the convenience of the marketing modern slaughter house at the Majitar will be developed with a pig line of carrying capacity of 50 nos. in one shift.

 

ASSAM LINGZEY PIGGERY FARM (EAST SIKKIM)
MELLI DARA PIGGERY FARM (SOUTH SIKKIM)

PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL ACHIEVMENT-2015-2016:

Particular Stock position
Male/Female
Breed Maintained Piglet Production Revenue Generated (in Rs.)
Piglet Sale Culling
Piggery Farm Bop, Chungthang North 11:13 Hampshire/Large Yorkshire 220 4,00,300.00 60,000.00
Piggery Farm, Tingbong North 3:10 Hampshire 91 3,07,000.00 9,000.00
Piggery Farm, Gyaba Gyalshing(West) 5:25 Hampshire 221 5,52,500.00 62,970.00
Piggery Farm, Assam-Lingzey(East) 3:33 Large white Yorkshire 376 11,01,000.00 1,71,500.00
Piggery Farm, Karfectar (South) 8:19 Hampshire and Duroc 75 2,25,000.00 98,000.00
Piggery Farm, Mellidara (South) 13:35 Large White Yorkshire 165 5,15,500.00 93,500.00
      Total 31,00,800.00(A) 4,94,970.00(B)
GRAND TOTAL A+B = RS. 35, 95, 770.00(RUPEES THIRTY FIVE LAKHS NINETY FIVE THOUSANDS SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY