Hypor Partnership Strong in Philippines

NETHERLANDS - Just two and a half years ago, what began as a development project, is now a prime example of how business to business co-operation can lead to long-term sustainable development - with additional benefits to environmental initiatives and animal welfare.
calendar icon 13 September 2007
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Hypig was formed through the signing of a joint venture agreement in June 2005 between Hypor B.V. (a Hendrix Genetics company, Holland) and Holly Farms Inc. (Bounty Fresh Food group, the Philippines).

This joint venture was precipitated by a contract Hypor signed in late 2004 with the International Business and Cooperation Agency of the Dutch government (EVD) to set up a Bio-Hypor breeding farm on Mindanao. The agreement was made through the agency's Programme for Cooperation with Emerging Markets (PSOM). A piece of land complying with the Hypor's bio-security requirements was found in barrio Lantapan, Malaybalay, Bukidnon province.

The Kelsey farm lies amid banana and pineapple plantations, with no other animal farms in the vicinity. The barns were constructed by December 2005, and 270 nucleus sows and boars from Hypor Canada arrived in February 2006. By this time Hypig felt the demand was greater than originally forecast and another shipment of pure line Hypor pigs was delivered.

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