Japfa Comfeed fortifies operations in Vietnam

February 14, 2024 | 23:17
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Japfa Comfeed Vietnam is consolidating its operations via plans to transfer technology, develop animal breeding, and produce vaccines.

In late January, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien held a meeting and worked with representatives of Japfa Comfeed Vietnam, led by new general director Clemens Tan. At the meeting, Tan reported the business results of 2023 and the plans for 2024.

Japfa Comfeed fortifies operations in Vietnam
Japfa is optimising operational efficiency and reducing costs

Japfa Group is a multinational corporation with activities in Vietnam, China, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. In 2024, the group wants to increase collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to transfer technology and supply animal breeds.

“These moves are a part of the group’s plan to transfer technology and develop the breeds for the five countries in its network. In addition, the group will internally rotate between countries in the group’s network,” said Arif Widjaja, former general director of Japfa Comfeed Vietnam.

In addition, Japfa Comfeed Vietnam has plans to inaugurate a vaccine factory in the northern province of Hung Yen, expected to go into operation in the first quarter of 2024. The plant will be responsible for researching and developing internal vaccines, thereby ensuring disease safety for livestock farms nationwide.

Tien requested Japfa Group in Indonesia to send a document to the MARD, and then the ministry’s leadership will meet with agencies such as the Department of Animal Health, the Department of Livestock, and the Department of Legal Affairs to discuss an agreement.

Transferring technology for the livestock sector and developing breeds are two areas of interest for the ministry, which approved a project in last December on developing the livestock breeding industry this decade.

As part of the detailed targets for the initiative, the agricultural sector will build a national breed bank and support policies to accelerate the progress of large-scale new breed production projects. Vietnam prioritises and encourages businesses to apply core technology, biotechnology, and pyramid seed management in seed production.

Vietnam has plans to upgrade and modernise several existing breed centres and strengthen intellectual property protection in the livestock breed industry to create motivation to attract investment and promote livestock breed production.

By 2030, the country could produce parent breeds and commercial animals, and reduce the import of key livestock breeds which meet at least 90 per cent of the breed demand for pigs and 80 per cent for chicken breeds.

Tan stated that Japfa aims to optimise operational efficiency and cost optimisation, and build a flexible and responsive business model.

“In the long term, we will focus on applying advanced production technologies, creating a cohesive work environment, and aiming for shared prosperity for the community where Japfa Comfeed Vietnam operates,” he said.

Japfa Comfeed Vietnam is one of the few companies to have completed a closed process in the feed-farm-food value chain. It has supported millions of livestock households across Vietnam to participate in the supply chain with refined, safe, and quality livestock products.

The company has also been creating superior breeds and high-quality commercial meat with modern technology and strict breeding processes. It currently owns four hatcheries and about 30 high-quality chicken breeding farms, and cooperates with over 1,000 households nationwide. Besides investing in barns, Japfa Comfeed Vietnam also builds and develops animal husbandry in the linked chain to jointly develop raising livestock and poultry to ensure biosafety with high economic efficiency.

Japfa Vietnam inaugurates animal feed mill and slaughterhouse Japfa Vietnam inaugurates animal feed mill and slaughterhouse

On May 10, Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Japfa Vietnam) inaugurated its animal feed mill and slaughterhouse located in the Minh Hung Sikico industrial zone, Hon Quan district, Binh Phuoc province in Vietnam.

Japfa and partners join hands to support children in Binh Phuoc Japfa and partners join hands to support children in Binh Phuoc

On September 14 and 16, Japfa Vietnam and its stakeholders presented gifts and outdoor playground equipment to four preschools in Dak Nhau and Long Ha communes in Binh Phuoc province.

Japfa Vietnam accompanies children to schools Japfa Vietnam accompanies children to schools

Japfa Vietnam has collaborated with livestock feed agents to organise gift-giving activities for preschool and elementary school students at seven schools in Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, and Tuyen Quang provinces in early September.

By Oanh Nguyen

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