CPF expands pig farming in Philippines

Trade and Industry Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Adrian S. Cristobal Jr. said the project is envisioned to boost foreign investments in strategic sectors like agribusiness. “This trend helps balance our investment portfolio, increase opportunities in rural areas and strengthen food security,” Cristobal said. The PHP 1.352-billion (€24.1m) investment project of CP Foods involves three swine farms: one in Floridablanca, Pampanga, for the production of parent stocks, and two in Concepcion, Tarlac, for the production of breeder stocks and swine. The company’s parent stock capacity will be 25,450 heads and 3,650 tonnes slaughter hogs once the project starts its commercial operations in 2013. The company’s primary raw materials to be used in manufacturing livestock feeds like corn, soybean, fish meal and other feed ingredients will be sourced from both local and foreign suppliers. CPFPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thailand’s CP Foods PCL, which already has existing business operations in the Philippines, including production and marketing of prawn and fish fries.

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