International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Management | Philippines | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Production Operation Management of Hog Growers in Nueva Ecija

Joannie A. Galano [4]

Abstract: The study focused on hog growers' operations management in the province of Nueva Ecija. In terms of selection of selection, facility needs, feeding practice, and breeding procedures, it specifically specified the farm profile and operation management practices. The descriptive survey method was employed in this study, which included both quantitative and qualitative data descriptions. The existing operation management methods were determined using interviews, questionnaires, and observations. Frequency, percentage, and weighted mean were utilized as statistical approaches. The study included 49 farm owners from different municipalities in Nueva Ecija as participants. The study revealed that the farm profile were mostly classified as commercial operation, with 1-2 male workers, were involved in sow-weaning-fattening operation, used the traditional type of rearing system, raised 151-200 heads of fattening, 31-40 sow level, 151-200 heads of suckling, and 1 boar. Most of the respondents had a capital of more than 500,000. It also reveals hog growers' common practices in terms of sow and boar selection, facility requirements, feeding, and breeding. Although the growers have established their own methodologies for their farm operation, it is strongly recommended that the growers receive strong government support in the form of trainings and seminars to stay up to date on the new technology required for breeding to produce genetically improved meat carcasses. Financial assistance is also required to purchase genetically improved gene stocks and improve housing facilities. To reduce production costs, they must be able to formulate their own feed. Finally, growers must shift their operations to contract growing in order to maximize their earning potential.

Keywords: Operation management practices, Hog growers

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,

Pages: 2155 - 2162

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