On March 14, Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd inaugurated a 48,000-head swine farm in Phu Rieng district in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.
The farm has an area of 40 hectares with a total investment of around $17.4 million to provide a safe and sustainable pork supply. With a scale of 24 barns and 48,000 heads capacity, Phu Rieng farm will supply more than 100,000 pigs, equivalent to more than 11,000 tonnes per year.
|Japfa Vietnam launched the 48,000-head swine farm in Phu Rieng |
According to Arif Widjaja, general director of Japfa Vietnam, the new swine farm has been designed and built following the latest models with cutting-edge technology.
To improve efficiency, the farm is fully automated and easy to clean. It also reduces operating costs and is eco-friendly thanks to the wastewater treatment system reaching government standards.
|Arif Widjaja, general director of Japfa Vietnam |
As one of the three strategic markets of the Japfa Group in Asia, Vietnam has been a priority in the group’s global expansion.
|Given its staff of over 5,000 skilled employees, Japfa is step-by-step expanding its business, contributing to animal husbandry development in Vietnam. |
The opening of the Phu Rieng farm is a great stride of the company in controlling all self-contained animal husbandry supply chain processes, from genetics to breeding sources, feed, pen structures, nutrition, and biosafety.
“We hope that when the project comes on stream, it will contribute actively to stabilising pig prices, changing the mindset on animal husbandry and structure of pens, as well as improving Vietnam’s animal husbandry standards,” said Arif Widjaja.
|The swine farm in Phu Rieng is designed and built with modern technology |
As Asia’s leading agri-food company, Japfa entered Vietnam in 1996 through a joint venture with state-owned Vietnam Livestock Corp. In 1999, the company became wholly foreign-owned under the name of Japfa Vietnam, with headquarters in Huong Canh town, Vinh Phuc province.
The company is now operating six feed factories, more than 1,000 poultry and swine farms, and a network of more than 40 stores for meat and processed foods under the brand Japfa Best.
Given its staff of over 5,000 skilled employees, Japfa is step-by-step expanding its business, contributing to animal husbandry development in Vietnam.