Poultry contract growing

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 Broiler contract growing

In this system the integrator /company would provide you the chicks, feeds, technical assistance and market.

You, as the grower/farmer would provide the housing , manpower, electricity, water etc…

In any contract there would be agreements that both party will/should adhere too.

There would be certain standard that you need to meet in terms of FCR (feed conversion ratio),  ADG,  mortality etc.

And if you surpass this standards the company/integrator will pay you a premium.

But if you are below the standard there is an equivalent penalty.

 In the above video, San Miguel Foods, is one of the few integrators in our country and currently they are advocating for a tunnel vent housing.

Tunnel vent / tunnel ventilation  is a more advance type of housing for livestock.

In this system, the temperature, humidity etc of the house is being controlled through microcomputers.

The microcomputers will make necessary adjustment to make the housing more comfortable for the animal.

Thus, it will translate for more efficient and healthy animal and the end result would be a more profitable farming  (usually).

Pangasius contract growing

Pangasius contract growing

Vitarich is a company well-known for their poultry contract growing and aqua feeds. Years back (70-80’s) vitarich poultry feed is very popular that even hog growers used to feed it to their animal. Currently Vitarich is into the hog feeds, aqua feeds, specialty feeds (panabong), poultry and livestock. And they are now venturing in Pangasius contract growing.

Here is an excerpt of an article taken from Manila bulletin online by Melody M. Aguiba tackling the details of the said program.

Vitarich has set up three schemes with pangasius farming entrepreneurs — contracts for growing, contract to buy, and contract for commercial growing. Continue reading “Pangasius contract growing”