How to make millions in pig farming – The Anna Phosa story

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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.


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4 thoughts on “How to make millions in pig farming – The Anna Phosa story”

  1. Hi Mme Phosa
    My name is Thabo I would like to visit your farm as will be going in to pig farming in the bigging of 2021 so I would like to have an idea of building their houses Thanks

    Thabo Moagi

  2. Hello Ma.

    I would like to be your mentee and learn more about pig farming as I want to embark on this. Please give me contact details that I can call you on.

    Thank you
    Sindiswe Bhembe


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