Betagro to boost pork production

THAILAND - Amid rising prices for pork, the Betagro Group has invested Bt400 million in four new pig farms in Lopburi province. It is aimed at increasing premium quality pork production for the domestic and export markets.
calendar icon 11 March 2008
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It is part of the group's strategy to increase the quality and production standards of Thailand's pork production and processing sectors.

Reports in The Nation, say that the group is also looking to build a new standard slaughterhouse in Chiang Mai, which will cost an additional Bt350 million.

Executive vice president Nopporn Vayuchote said the new farms will help Betagro achieve a production rate of 800 head of pigs per day.

The Bt400-million farms include three parent pig-breeding farms carrying a total of 40,000 head and one pig-fattening farm carrying 24,000. They will double the group's parent breeding stock to 80,000 head when combined with pigs on its 19 existing farms.

"We are stepping forward to ensure hygienic meat," said Vayuchote. The pork produced from the new farms is destined for the export market.

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