Bigard Piggery

The piggery farm as we have it today started as a private business.  It was started by Mr. Uche Akaigwe, the driver of the then Rector, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Prof. P.D Akpunonu (1979-1989). Since there was no structure to house the pigs in order to forestall the nuisance it often created around the compound, the seminary authorities decided to assist by championing the expansion of the farm in one of the old hostels built around 1971. The seminary eventually took over the management of the farm during the time that Msgr. Okpalaibekwe served as the bursar.

The first official worker was Mr. Christian Chime from Ituku, Enugu State. In 1998, Mr. Ozor, Innocent from Aguoba Obere-agu Umanaa of Ezeagu L.G.A, Enugu State was employed to assist him. Upon the retirement of Christian Chime, however, Mr. John Nwigwe was employed to replace him; and by March 1999, Mr. Patrick Nwanyanwu was added to the workers.

The Bigard Piggery has over these years gained commendable expansion. It has come to be appreciated by many as it enjoys quality patronage of buyers. This could be as a result of a better understanding of the methods involved in handling it, and finally a growing need to take more of white meat than the red meat.

In view of it increasing demand, the seminary has further upgraded the farm by building a piggery extension in 2012 with the help of the FADAMA Farm Coordinators during the time of the then rector, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Theophilus Ukoro Igwe.