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Profitable Piggery Saves P14,000 A Day On Feeds


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Celso Dioko poses with a mother pig with litter.

We remember the Dioko piggery in San Pablo City that we visited in 2017. What we can’t forget most is the fact that they could save as much as ₱14,000 a day on feeds alone. How? Well, the piggery has a population of ₱3,500 breeders and fatteners of all ages. They consume about seven tons or 7,000 kilos a day. And because they mix their own feeds, they can save as much as ₱2 per kilo by not relying on the commercial feeds in the market. They have their own animal nutritionist to ensure the high quality of their own feeds.

The piggery also saves a lot on electricity. They invested in a big biogas digester which provides the electricity to run their feedmill. It also provides the electricity needed in the farm during the daytime.

When Celso Dioko, the owner, was about to construct his feedmill, a contractor offered to build it for ₱10 million. He thought that the price was too high so he decided to construct the feedmill himself. He was able to build it at ₱5 million so he saved ₱5 million!

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The piggery is thoroughly washed with water drawn from a river by an engineless pump that does not use fuel.

The piggery, by the way, has no foul smell and no flies. They use a biosolution from Japan which keeps the odor and the flies away.

The piggery uses plenty of water to wash the pigpens every day. But their water is practically free. A ram pump, an engineless
machine, lifts water from the nearby river that is deposited in big cisterns.

Every month, the piggery produces 700 to 800 piglets. Only 500 are retained because that’s what the fattening house can accommodate. The rest are sold to other raisers. One weanling fetched at the time of our visit ₱2,600 for the first 10 kilos. Any additional kilo was charged at ₱26. Usually, the weanlings sold weighed from 15 to 20 kilos.

Celso Dioko was a former vice mayor of Muntinlupa City. He is really a sharp business entrepreneur who knows how to cut costs.


Source: Manila Bulletin

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