ASIA - The Danish pig farming model is now being rolled out in VietNam and the Philippines after Danish Farm Concept signed the first contracts to supply investors in the two countries with new turnkey pig production facilities.
Denmark is a global leader in pig production, recognised for a production average above 30 weaned piglets per sow.
That is what made it a choice destination for investors seeking advice and support about supplying the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia and China with high quality, locally produced pork.
The question for all of them is: how can local farmers achieve the necessary standards for safe and efficient pig production so they can meet this demand?
A professional step up
“Southeast Asian markets have traditionally relied on small-scale farmers to supply the meat they need. But, with consumer demand in rapid growth, such farms are incapable of producing enough pork of the right quality,” says Bjarne Kornbek Pedersen, initiator behind Danish Farm Concept and director of one of the participating companies, Danish Farm Design.
“Danish Farm Concept offers a holistic package. Our expertise ranges over robust and environmentally friendly farm designs; genetics for high productivity and top quality breeding animals; biosecurity, nutrition and health; education programmes and pig farm management.
“Our member companies can provide advice, expertise and training and deliver the equipment and technology for a highly efficient operation.”
Safe food, good returns
The professional pig production facilities on the way to Vietnam and the Philippines will be tailored to local needs and conditions. Once in operation, they will both supply safe food to demanding consumers and deliver good returns to investors.
“The producers who do best are those who optimise all parameters – animal care, infection protection and farm management. Danish Farm Concept can equip them to achieve that,” Mr Pedersen says.
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