Babile Pig Breeding Station

INTRODUCTION

The Babile Livestock Breeding Station is located 2km from  Babile town and 72km from Wa in the Upper West region. Previously known as the Babile Agriculture Station, the farm was transformed into a pig breeding station from 1995 during the National livestock Services Project (NLSP) with funding from World Bank and the Government of Ghana.

MANDATE

The Babile Pig breeding Station is mandated to carry out breed improvement of the Ashanti Black forest pig through breed selection and breeding and to supply the superior breed to farmers for multiplication.

Over the years it has contributed immensely to improving the genetic traits of ABP and has provided breeding stock for farmers country wide for breeding purposes and NGOs/ organizations who use livestock as a medium in their poverty alleviation strategies.

The station collaborates with research institutions and the universities in upgrading the reproductive performance of the ABP and has provided trainings over the years in rearing and management pigs in general for interested groups.