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Vol. 10, Special Issue 6 (2021)

Empowerment of rural youth through pig farming: A case study

Author(s):
S Senthilkumar and M Boopathy Raja
Abstract:
A pig enterprise contributes in many ways to improve the livelihood of poor and vulnerable small-scale farmers. The Pig Entrepreneur was interviewed personally with the help of structured interview schedule, observation method and farm records were used to collect the primary data. The pig farming was selected purposively in order to know the economics of the enterprise like initial investment, expenditure and net profit during one year and also improvement in the entrepreneurship skills in the entrepreneur was studied. The farm earned the total income of Rs. 15,80,000/- by selling 80 numbers of adult fattened pigs, 160 numbers of piglets and sale of manure. After meeting out all the expenses incurred during the year 2020-21 the farm possesses the sum of net profit of Rs.10,27,921/- for the particular year. On an average, the monthly net income of the farmer is Rs. 85,000/- which shows the pig farm business is lucrative business with low cost due to high feed conversion efficiency and prolific nature of pigs. On an average, the monthly net income of the farmer is Rs. 85,000/- which shows the pig farm business is lucrative business with low cost due to high feed conversion efficiency and prolific nature of pigs.
Pages: 595-598  |  547 Views  180 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Senthilkumar and M Boopathy Raja. Empowerment of rural youth through pig farming: A case study. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 595-598.

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