Pig market in Kenya

 

Live pig markets

transporting pigs

Although livestock markets are spread throughout the country there are no live pig markets in Kenya. This is owing to the many problems that have faced the pig industry in the past. Traders move from village to village looking for pigs where live pigs are sold at the farm gate. They then transport the live pigs to the various destinations where money exchange hands. However Farmer’s Choice Limited does not buy live pigs. Instead farmers transport them to the factory and are paid according to cold dressed weight (CDW) after slaughter.

Farmer’s Choice Limited

Farmer’s Choice is the largest abattoir in Kenya located on the outskirts of Nairobi. This private facility combines slaughtering and processing.  They mainly supply affiliate hotels with pork products and are also involved in exports. The factory slaughters about 400 pigs and processes 350 pig carcasses per day into products such as ham, bacon, sausages and burgers. Most of the pigs come from their farms and the rest are supplied by contract and other pig farmers.

Farmers Choice sells their products to tourist hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and other retail outlets in various destinations in Kenya and neighboring countries.

Ndumboini Farm slaughter house

This abattoir is located in Kikuyu District of Kiambu County and receives pigs from all over the country. They do not carry out any processing of pork. It has a capacity of slaughtering 40 to 50 pigs per day, most of which come from Kiambu and surrounding areas, with a significant number coming from Nyanza.

This abattoir is the main supplier of pork to most of the butcheries in Nairobi city centre, as well as its estates and outskirts. Some meat is transported to butcheries in Thika and Kitengela.

Lyntano slaughter house

This facility is situated in the northern outskirts of Nairobi. It slaughters between six and ten pigs a day mainly from Nairobi and Kiambu. Outlets for the carcasses include Nairobi City Market butcheries, several hotels, popular entertainment places and supermarkets.

Kabati slaughter house

Kabati abattoir is located in Muranga South District. Cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered in one section while pigs are slaughtered in the other. The two operations are separate. The abattoir kills between 18 and 25 pigs per day, limited only by the shortage of pigs for slaughter. Most of the pigs are supplied by small-scale farmers in the district, with a few from Thika, Machakos, Nyeri, Nyahururu and Kirinyaga and Kitale. Traders sometimes slaughter underweight pigs to meet demand. The main market for the carcasses is Thika Town which is probably leading town in Kenya in pork consumption and has many pork butcheries and eateries.

Other slaughter houses / slabs

Large and medium pig commercial enterprises around Nairobi (Ngong and Kiserian) and Nakuru have their own slaughter slabs where they slaughter their own pigs and sometimes those of the neighboring small-scale farmers. Some of these enterprises own butcheries in Nairobi and Nakuru where the pork is sold. Pig-raising areas in major cities, towns and rural districts generally have various types of slaughter slabs and outlets in local butcheries and eateries.


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Bob
0 # Bob 2013-06-15 07:44
Raising pigs is lucrative but the capital costs is very high. Something should be done to encourage farmers.
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Stephen  Nganga
+3 # Stephen Nganga 2013-07-17 17:22
Don't forget kitengela pig slaughter house,near Yukos area 1km from kitengela namanga road,where by 6-10 pigs are slaughtered every day.
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admin
+1 # admin 2013-07-17 21:36
Thanks for the addition Stephen
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charity nturibi
0 # charity nturibi 2013-07-23 20:49
how about the chinese abbatoir said to be coming up on mombasa road? any news on that..
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njesh
0 # njesh 2013-08-28 20:44
I have a mature sow of about 10 months n 4 piglets 2 month old ready 4 sale who wants 2 buy
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mkulima poa
+1 # mkulima poa 2013-09-08 14:00
What is the way forward coz sometimes pig farmers get so discouraged when they cant get market for ready to sell pigs.i have about 38 6-7 months but cant get market from the main buyers!
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queen B
-4 # queen B 2013-09-13 15:23
where can I get a pork supplier? I'm starting a pork butchery and i haven't gotten a supplier yet. please help
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Crackabusiness
0 # Crackabusiness 2013-09-26 19:22
Queen B where are you located?
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Cindi Murphy
-3 # Cindi Murphy 2013-09-28 11:24
Queen B, I have pigs for sale if you would like to purchase for your butchery. Please call: 0716384393, 0721802938
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Jacinta
0 # Jacinta 2013-10-29 02:49
Hello Queen B ,I have a lot of pigs that I rear and I would be willing to supply for you .please let me know if you are interested.
Regards
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awangombe
0 # awangombe 2013-12-06 18:24
Hi Queen B,
did u get a supplier? i have about 38 mature piglets. About 9 months old. you can call me on 0
720592754
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eliud takona
0 # eliud takona 2016-03-28 15:53
I have over 1000 pigs.contact me on 0721848620
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Jane
0 # Jane 2016-08-18 13:37
can supply. did you get a supplier?
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a.w
+1 # a.w 2014-01-04 19:04
i have 14 pigs ready for sale.....if intrested in buying pigs pliz reply
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lewis kibe
0 # lewis kibe 2015-06-02 09:08
Need pigs for meat..0734020006 /0725350159 thankyou
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lewis kibe
+1 # lewis kibe 2015-06-02 09:08
Need pigs for meat..0734020006 /0725350159 thankyou
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ibrahim lutta omukoko
0 # ibrahim lutta omukoko 2016-03-22 20:14
[fv]which breed?[/fv]
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Vitoline
0 # Vitoline 2014-01-13 17:29
Would love to start up a pig farm. Anyone with pigs to sell in Kakamega? 0723956506.
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Rose
0 # Rose 2015-06-02 17:47
Hi, I am in Malava and want to start pig farming in a big way, how do you find pig market in kakamega? I am not sure about the market, just doing a feasibility study. Help me with information pls
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ritali
0 # ritali 2016-11-28 13:39
how many pigs do you have now? :-)
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Micah
0 # Micah 2014-02-14 15:44
Hello guys I have done a research on pig farming for 9 months now, and am ready to start my pig farming project by end of this month, anyone based in western kenya who has healthy piglets please contact me ASAP on .
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ritali
0 # ritali 2016-11-28 13:44
Hello!How many pigs do you have now? if you want to buy pig drinkers,feeders,and other pig products,you can contact with us,we will give you the best price! the following is our website:www.jhfarming.com
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Micah
+1 # Micah 2014-02-14 15:51
Hi guys I've been researching on pig farming practices for 9 months now and am starting my pig project by end of February, anyone with quality healthy piglet in western kenya please contact ASAP my email is . Please state the subject of the email as "PIGLET INQUIRY" thank you.
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manuel kitololo
0 # manuel kitololo 2014-03-03 20:26
hi can i have contacts of the person who deals with purchase of beef cattle i have 30 am selling. My contact 0721362262
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ERIC KABUKURU WANGOMBE
-1 # ERIC KABUKURU WANGOMBE 2015-04-25 15:22
Hey Manuel,i'm interested in rearing beef cattle. I wanted to start with some calves. i wanted to now if you have some that you're selling. I'm from Nyeri. 0706541833
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Rose
0 # Rose 2014-03-25 10:11
Hi, I am thinking on how I can start pig rearing, Who has piglets in kakamega? Please contact me,
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jackson
0 # jackson 2015-01-13 17:00
j have piglets in kisian from two months
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Torquine
0 # Torquine 2015-03-07 10:48
Ua number
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Brian ambundo
0 # Brian ambundo 2015-01-26 10:33
I am based in kakamega I have 4gilts for sale
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Latia RESOURCE CENTER
0 # Latia RESOURCE CENTER 2015-04-07 17:45
@Rose
Do you have the training on the financials and risks of Pig farming you could visit us at Latia Resource Center in Isinya Kajiado County for the same
Daniel
0720404827
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jones
0 # jones 2014-04-23 07:52
Hi fellow kenyans.
There is a new feeding programme for pigs nowadays.I first saw it in Australia where I grew up.
Check this out hydroponicskenya.kbo.co.ke
Tell the guy I sent you
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makassar farm Siaya Town
0 # makassar farm Siaya Town 2014-07-18 11:16
A farm in Siaya Town is seeking orders to deliver piglets n matures soars n a boar for commercial farming. Please send us an email if you can deliver by the end of August. We are also looking for a reliable pig feed suppler.
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Asa
0 # Asa 2014-10-27 21:23
intrested in landrace piglet around siaya town.
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jackson
-1 # jackson 2015-01-13 16:57
j have over 87 sows and 30 piglets. j do feed formulation myself 0712437083
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Nganga J
0 # Nganga J 2015-08-23 23:47
Are you based within Nairobi. Please let me know.
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eliud takona
0 # eliud takona 2016-01-04 20:55
I have 1200 pigs.we are in large scale pig farming contact me on 0721848620
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eliud takona
0 # eliud takona 2016-03-28 15:56
I rear pigs in Large scale Am in kajiado.reach me on 0721848620
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Erickomolo
0 # Erickomolo 2014-08-15 16:21
Helo... I am a start-up pig farmer located in Ugenya, siaya county. could someone provide me with contacts for pig buyers
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Amos Gitonga
0 # Amos Gitonga 2014-10-29 10:55
Dear all. I have 20 piglets for sale and they are 1 week old now in tharaka nithi county if interested please drop email to or call me 0727473434 they will be ready for sale within 6 weeks book.
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Boni O
0 # Boni O 2015-03-07 15:16
Dear pig farmers. I am looking for either a pregnant sow or mature pigs for sale in Naivasha/Gilgil area. I can also buy piglets... all the white/pink type. If you hae any, e-mail me or call 0715900272
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Makassar Farm Siaya
0 # Makassar Farm Siaya 2015-03-07 17:47
LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED PIG FARM MANAGER: Our farm located in Siaya town has grown to 7 Mature sows, 2 Boars and over 20 piglets. We strive to expand to over 200 pigs in the next 12 months. We are looking for an experienced farm manager who has previously handled a pig farm. Please send us your contacts in our email address including your phone number if you are interested as soon as possible. Thanks, Makassar Farm
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jackson otieno
0 # jackson otieno 2015-03-09 18:42
makassar farm siaya
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Join EUTYCUS
0 # Join EUTYCUS 2016-01-22 22:58
EUTYCUS
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Makassar Farm Siaya
0 # Makassar Farm Siaya 2015-03-11 09:36
LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED PIG FARM MANAGER:

Email:
Our farm located in Siaya town has grown to 7 Mature sows, 2 Boars and over 20 piglets. We strive to expand to over 200 pigs in the next 12 months. We are looking for an experienced farm manager who has previously handled a pig farm. Please send us your contacts in our email address including your phone number if you are interested as soon as possible. Thanks, Makassar Farm
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Latia RESOURCE CENTER
0 # Latia RESOURCE CENTER 2015-04-07 17:42
Quoting Makassar Farm Siaya:
LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED PIG FARM MANAGER:

Email:
Our farm located in Siaya town has grown to 7 Mature sows, 2 Boars and over 20 piglets. We strive to expand to over 200 pigs in the next 12 months. We are looking for an experienced farm manager who has previously handled a pig farm. Please send us your contacts in our email address including your phone number if you are interested as soon as possible. Thanks, Makassar Farm

We train farm operators for you at a low cost and also can recommend to you our trainees at Latia Resource Center we are based in Isinya Kajiado County.
You can visit us or call on 0716 431054
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eldad musungu
0 # eldad musungu 2015-03-27 18:45
hi good people. i also intent to start pig farming and i come from kiminini scheme near kitale. I want to sart off by fattening piglets. Anyone from this area who has piglets for sale??
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Kahosh
0 # Kahosh 2015-03-31 22:59
Wanted piglets 2-3 months around kiambu
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joseph rosana
0 # joseph rosana 2015-06-16 18:53
have pigs for sale if interested call 0708115571
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galloevans
0 # galloevans 2015-10-24 13:03
where about are you in Kenya?
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Paul Mbugua
0 # Paul Mbugua 2015-06-18 22:45
I need to buy some piglets... Upto three months old. Am on Kangundo road. Call 0723209892. .
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nyawira
-1 # nyawira 2015-08-04 15:29
i need piglets to start up piggery in meru. inform me if you have piglets and you aye within this area
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Makassar Farm
0 # Makassar Farm 2015-08-10 08:50
Pigs available for sale in Siaya town , from two months to 8 months. Few uncastrated boars also available. We sell the best breeds for Large White and Land Race kept in the brought up in the best and clean environment.
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galloevans
0 # galloevans 2015-10-24 13:01
Please get in touch on 0722766524.
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Nganga J
0 # Nganga J 2015-08-23 23:45
I am looking to buy 15 three months old and above at the end of this month from within Nairobi and it's environs. Please send me prices and number available. Would prefer that they all come from the same location. My email is or 0716238168.
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olumbe
0 # olumbe 2015-09-20 10:49
hi, i am a pig farmer in Funyula Samia, i am looking for pig buyers,my email is or 0720411998
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galloevans
0 # galloevans 2015-10-24 13:06
Please phone me on 0722766524 if you are based in Western Kenya and have sows, preferably Landrace for sale.
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mwangi kamau
0 # mwangi kamau 2016-05-06 18:26
[fv]have 4 mature pigs for slaughter and 8 others 5 months old for sale.kindly contact.[/fv]
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EUTYCUS
0 # EUTYCUS 2016-05-07 10:38
@mwangi how much are you selling
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Pigfarmer
0 # Pigfarmer 2016-05-10 08:14
1 Boar, 2 sows and piglets available in Nairobi. Negotiable.
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EUTYCUS
0 # EUTYCUS 2016-05-10 22:20
Your contact
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Pigfarmer
0 # Pigfarmer 2016-05-23 15:54
1 Boar, 2 sows and piglets available in Nairobi. Negotiable. Contact 0702680878
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lizzy wanjiru
0 # lizzy wanjiru 2016-05-12 10:04
HI all if anyone is interested in pig premixes and additives for own feed manufacture can always reach me on 0734043988.
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Keli
0 # Keli 2016-06-01 18:45
I have pigs near Athi River Nairobi. Looking for market for pork.
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Keli
0 # Keli 2016-06-01 18:48
Tel 0701773299
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davies
0 # davies 2016-09-27 14:55
how much can a get a kilo of pork for sale
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davies
0 # davies 2016-09-27 15:00
inbox at
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titus muritu
0 # titus muritu 2016-11-21 12:39
We are pig breeders located in maragua muranga county ,we sell pregnant gilts and boars for breeding.our pigs are of superior genetic potential due to use of artificial insemination from parents of superior genetics .if interested contact us (mamu farm) no. 0720681845 or 0722898456
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James maina Kamau
0 # James maina Kamau 2017-02-16 20:29
I have fourteen piglets four months of age I need somebody who can buy them.location kangema muranga county.contacts 0726445340
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