Danish Farm Concept has signed the first contracts to supply investors in Vietnam and the Philippines with new turnkey pig production facilities. Representing the cooperative expertise of six companies, Danish Farm Concept is the first business enterprise with the capability to deliver the complete Danish model for pig production.
Denmark is a global leader in pig production, recognized for a production average above 30 weaned piglets per sow. That’s made it a choice destination for investors seeking advice and support about supplying the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia and China with high-quality, locally produced pork.
The question for all of them is: how can local farmers achieve the necessary standards for safe and efficient pig production so they can meet this demand?
“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,” says Bjarne Kornbek Pedersen, initiator behind Danish Farm Concept and director of one of the participating companies Danish Farm Design.
“Danish Farm Concept offers a holistic package,” Pederson continues. “Our expertise ranges over robust and environmentally friendly farm designs; genetics for high productivity and top quality breeding animals; biosecurity, nutrition and health; education programs and pig farm management.
“Our member companies can provide advice, expertise and training and deliver the equipment and technology for a highly efficient operation.”
The professional pig production facilities on the 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.
“The producers who do best are those who optimize all parameters – animal care, infection protection and farm management. Danish Farm Concept can equip them to achieve that,” Pedersen says.