Big Dutchman introduces modern pig farming concepts
Approximately twenty second-generation farm owners recently spent a day at the headquarters of Big Dutchman Asia in Bukit Raja, Klang, Selangor. They were introduced to modern pig farming techniques, with a focus on closed-house systems. Accompanying them were five staff members from Boehringer Ingelheim who had initiated and co-organised the event. Also present were students pursuing either PhD or master’s degrees in veterinary medicine, and their supervisor, Dr. Ooi from University Putra Malaysia (UPM).
The day started with a welcome address by Mr. Kok Fatt Chin, Joint Managing Director of Big Dutchman Asia, followed by a presentation by Mr. Philipp Prang, an expert in sustainable manure solutions. Area Sales Manager Tomalso Li gave a comprehensive presentation on closed-house concepts for modern pig farming.
The young farmers showed much interest and asked many questions regarding this topic. They later took a lunch break before concluding the closed-house concept presentation. The session ended after a presentation by Mr. Gunasegaran on the solar power system SUNFarm. The group concluded the day with a tour of the Big Dutchman office and a short stroll to the warehouse, where a farrowing pen was set up for the visitors to view.
Boehringer Ingelheim is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany. It specialises in human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. Its office in Malaysia is located in Damansara Heights, about 15 minutes from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. On many occasions, BI has collaborated with Big Dutchman in initiating and organising events such as this. Big Dutchman is a keen supporter of BI’s external school for pig and poultry health education.