The Pig Industry Board of Zimbabwe (PIB) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development. It derives its mandate to develop the pig industry from the Pig Industry Act (Chapter 18:15). The core functions of PIB are genetic improvement, research, promotion of production and marketing of pigs. The PIB undertakes training and extension activities to promote production of pigs.
PIB runs theory courses on different topics. The upcoming course is on Pig Farming as a business focusing on Critical Viability determinants
Please note that a veterinary inspector is purporting to carry out inspections on behalf of the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services and charging $50.00 for inspections and has pegged fines at $54.00 for failing to obtain a stock log book and $1.00 for cattle not branded. This is a bogus officer and the inspections are fake. Please be alert and forward this message as necessary. If you encounter the bogus Vet or if you have any suspicion, contact the Department Of Livestock and Veterinary Services on 04 793074
PIB conducts practical courses in the field of pig husbandry. The most popular practical course offered is the 3 week practical course. The practical course is conducted at the PIB stations in Arcturus and Bulawayo. The course involves the trainee working alongside experienced stockman during the three week period. During the course the trainees will be given lectures on pig production aspects.
The Pig Industry Board of Zimbabwe
“A centre of excellence for pig development”