Atomba Titus Tegwi
Mobile Livestock group in NOWEPIFAC
Mobile livestock group had as priority project for 2017 the construction of a fence round the livestock farm in order to protect the lives of most especially the pigs.
Considering the history of the piggery section of this farm, which has experienced great loss, due to seasonal disease out-breaks as a result of trespass by the local population, Mobile livestock was left with no other option than to embark on the construction of a bio-security fence.
After submitting a project proposal soliciting for financial support for this project through Go Komatsu a Japanese based friend/development partner, the members of mobile livestock went ahead making sun-dry earth bricks in December 2016, such that in the event of no support coming in, they could make an attempt to protect at least a portion of the farm.
In January 2017, Go Komatsu got some money from Crowd funding USA and added to what he and his mother raised and sent to Cameroon for the project.
As at February 2017, the project is 20% realized considering with the distance that the fencing had to cover round the total livestock farm/ garden area.
In the table below and the photos that follow, we try to give a true picture of the farm and the resources put together to bring the project to the level which it is.
3 sows with 19 piglets to be spread in the 8 different empty rooms of the piggery at weaning in the month of April 2017.
4 young sows, as replacement stock to help diversify the breeds in stock on the farm.
1 young Boar to be curled and replaced because it is not good to use for crossing. (has stunted growth). Another good breed will be bought to replace this boar before April to prepare re-crossing of the above 3 sows after weaning the piglets.
The farm also has 6 Rabbits. 1 female just kindled 9 young ones.
Moving around freely within the farm are 10 local chickens (2 cocks, 8 hens).
There is a castrated male dog named "SHATTO" guarding the farm and the compound where we live close to the farm. It is very alert and up to the task in the night but can also be friendly to visitors in the day when we are around the compound.
Children become interested in the piglets as they are still growing
The fence can be seen from near and from far in the photos
[+;Crossing Date:20/Oct/2016][F;Farrowing Date:18/Feb/2017][W;Weaning Dates:not yet]
[+;Crossing Date:19/Oct/2016][F;Farrowing Date:13/Feb/2017][W;Weaning Date:not yet]
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