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MFC, PIC Sign Long-term Partnership Agreement

by 5m Editor
18 May 2010, at 11:55am

PHILIPPINES - Monterey Foods Corporation (MFC), the Philippine’s largest pork producer and quality meat retailer, recently signed a 6-year Supply Partnership Agreement with global swine genetics leader, PIC, on Friday, 14 May at the Palms Country Club in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

The new contract is set to update and maintain more than 70 per cent of the growing MFC swine breeding herds across the nation with the latest in PIC’s improved genetic technology for maximum productivity and meat quality.

A subsidiary of San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc., MFC has been continuously improving their operations to satisfy the need of consumers for quality pork. Representing MFC were Dr Leo Obviar, General Manager for Poultry & Meats, Dr Rey Zamora, VP and Live Operations Manager, and Dr Jay Molina. On behalf of UK based genetic technology supplier, PIC, Andrew Bateson, Asia Regional Director, Vincent Borromeo, Philippines General Manager and Dr Angel Manabat, Technical Manager penned the deal.

“We are excited with this new phase of our relationship with Monterey. Over the years, we have enjoyed working with them to serve the growing need of consumers for quality, healthy pork. In line with this, we have never stopped improving our products and services to meet their strict standards on productivity, health and meat quality,“ disclosed Mr Borromeo.

A relationship that began in 1994 when 2,062 PIC breeders were imported from Australia to stock Monterey’s first farms in Mindanao, this now marks 16 years of working hand in hand to improve each segment of the MFC pork chain, from farm to market. This partnership gives MFC access to the latest PIC technologies from around the globe, as it enters another decade of bringing affordable quality meats to every meal.