Anna Phosa popularly Known as ‘The celebrity pig farmer’ is one of the most famous pig farmers that is making millions from pig farming in Africa.
She stared her farming Business with just 4 pigs in Soweto but her business has grown to the capacity of producing between 100 – 300 pigs a week.
With over 30 permanent staff members and 10 Seasonal workers, Anna Phosa is currently mentoring young People who have the interest of delving into the pig farming business.
According to her, Pig farming wasn’t her dream, she stumbled on it through her friend and she has not looked back since then.
“Farming pigs was not my dreams, it just happens that when I was visiting some friend’s farms, I saw they were doing vegetable, poultry, pigs, and all sort of farming, but I choose to do pigs.
“There was this old man who inspired me a lot, he was doing pig farming just outside Soweto, So I started learning Pig farming from him and I fell in love with it. Pig farming is just like any other farming if you can do chicken why not pig?
“My piggery has grown dramatically, I started with 4 pigs in 2004 and it has grown to the capacity of producing 100 – 300 pigs a week.
Her Advice to those planning to go into Pig Farming
1. Start Small
Starting small will give you the opportunity to learn and try out different methods. The number one advantage of this is that it allows you to grow step by step, therefore, empowering you for long term success.
2. Have the Passion
Passion is one of the most important ingredients for business success. It is your drive, ambition and the love of what you do. Passion provides you with a special view of the world that others often don’t see.
3. Be Patience
Farming is not a get rich quick scheme, you must be willing to work hard and get your hands dirty. Don’t expect the millions to start rolling in immediately, be patience, have a plan and follow it to the end.
4. Be open to new Ideas
New Ideas pop up every day, don’t be too rigid, learn new things, be open to mentorship and the sky will be your limit.