Six Danish companies, working together under the name Danish Farm Concept (DFC), have secured contracts to supply investors in Vietnam and the Philippines with turnkey pig production facilities.
“Southeast Asian markets have traditionally relied on small-scale farmers to supply the meat they need, but with consumer demand in rapid growth such farms are incapable of producing enough pork of the right quality,” said DFC initiator, Bjarne Kornbek Pedersen, adding that his organisation’s export breakthrough was based on the provision of a holistic package, shaped according to Danish production standards.
“Our member companies will provide advice, expertise and training and deliver the equipment and technology for a highly efficient operation.
“In addition, the pig production facilities now on their way to Vietnam and the Philippines will be tailored to local needs and conditions. Once in operation, they will both supply safe food to demanding consumers and deliver good returns to investors.”
DFC’s six member companies cover all aspects of the Danish model for pig production. The individual businesses are:
- Dalum Academy of Agricultural Business – education programmes for agricultural students
- Danish Farm Design – pig farm designs with a focus on high biosecurity
- DanBred International – licensed supplier of DanAvl genetics developed through the Danish breeding programme
- SKOV – ventilation, heating and cooling systems
- Vissing Agro – low-waste feeding systems and pig housing technology
- Hamlet Protein – feed formulations and supplier of bio-processed speciality soya proteins
Headline image shows (left to right): Claus Brandt, Vissing Agro; Niels Otto Damholt, Hamlet Protein; Thomas O. Hansen, SKOV; Eric C. O. Wanscher, Dalum Academy; Bjarne K. Pedersen, general manager, Danish Farm Design; Thomas Muurmann Henriksen, DanBred International and Søren Bank, Hamlet Protein.