The Philippines: Construction of egg production farm officially launched in the municipal district of Argao
A groundbreaking ceremony recently marked the momentous occasion of the commencement of construction of EGGcelsior Poultry Farms, Inc. in the Philippines. Located in the municipality of Argao, Cebu Island, the farm covers an area of approximately eleven hectares. When construction is complete, it will have the capacity of housing an estimated 600,000 birds in ten layer and four pullet houses. The turn key-project is carried out in cooperation with the German poultry equipment supplier Big Dutchman. The building will be erected by Betco by Agricon. The company is the Big Dutchman brand for turn–key solutions with professional metal buildings with double panel for the global agricultural industry.
Modern farming to meet demands
EGGcelsior Poultry Farms, Inc. will be one of the most innovative and modern layer farms in the Philippines and is committed to advancing farming technology in the Philippines. Partnering with Big Dutchman, EGGcelsior ventures into the egg production business with a clear intent in mind.
“The Philippines’ GDP is projected to increase by 7 to 7.5 % for the year 2018 and one of the drivers to achieve this growth is the agricultural sector. We are enthusiastic and want to support our country’s bullish economy. EGGcelsior will provide world-class basic food products to the Cebuanos and the rest of the region through the latest state-of-the-art facilities,” said Alvin Hing, President of EGGcelsior Poultry Farms, Inc.
He continues, “This project aims at uplifting the standards of the agricultural industry in the country. We not only want to provide quality food products but also help create job opportunities in the area while adhering to sustainable and environmentally compliant operations. We would like to be a part of the improvement to the lives of the Filipino people.”
The management of Big Dutchman expressed that they are indeed very honoured to be working with EGGcelsior Poultry Farms, Inc., providing them with the highest quality and most reliable poultry equipment, which is essential in modern farming.
The initial phase of the project will focus very much on laying the foundation and constructing the livestock houses. This will take approximately two to three months. Thereafter, the houses will be equipped with cages that are designed to accommodate about 60,000 birds per house, totalling up to 600,000 birds on the entire farm; and with the ability to produce up to 0.5 million eggs per day. With the cutting-edge technologies of Big Dutchman’s equipment, eggs from EGGcelsior Poultry Farms, Inc. are guaranteed to be of excellent quality and very healthy. Good-quality layer and pullet houses influence the laying performance and will therefore increase the level of productivity. This is an important element in the EGGcelsior farms as they are committed to providing the people of the Philippines with the best there is.
Creating job opportunities
As stressed by Hing, EGGcelsior is very much committed to elevating and upgrading the standards of the agricultural industry in the Philippines. Simultaneously, EGGcelsior wants to raise the standard of living in the municipal area of Argao by providing more job opportunities for the locals while also running an operation that is sensitive to the environment.