In the most recent week of reporting, the average pork price was R28,51/kg; a 1.52% increase from the previous month, a level 7.66% higher than what was recorded at the same time last year. The price of BP-class pork carcasses continued to increase over the past month by 0.6% to R28,39/kg.
Average Price Of A Pig In South Africa
What is a good price for a pig?
Market pigs sell for between $2.00 and $4.00 a pound with an average price of $3.50 per pound. Processing fees (butchering, cutting, and wrapping) vary based on the butcher.
How much does a full grown pig cost?
So what is the total cost to purchase and raise a pig for meat? The shelter, fencing, and equipment costs are up-front costs and are not dependent on the number of pigs that you are raising – expect to pay around $3,000 – $5,000 for these.
Purchasing, feeding, and butchering will cost you around $750 per pig, total.
Starting a pig farming business in South Africa is a lucrative project and very profitable business. There are also thousands of subsistence and small-scale farmers in South Africa who prepare pork for family and communal use. These small farmers often deal with basic housing and food.
A baby pig from a reliable breeder will cost between $60 to $200. This is a piglet weighing between 50-60 pounds (22.7-27 kg).
However, the price will also depend on other factors, such as the breed and market value. Buying from less reputable breeders is much cheaper as you can spend as low as $35.
Is pig farming profitable?
Yes, they sure are! Pigs in the U. S. can generate a profit of around $300- $400 per head, depending on the quality of the animal and if sold for breeding stock or meat.
There is a good demand for the meat both in its natural form and when it has been processed.