May 17, 2021
GreenFeed Cambodia imported 2,500 young GF24 breed sows from Vietnam
Cambodia swine breeder and livestock feed supplier and producer GreenFeed has imported 2,500 young GF24 breed sows from Vietnam, the first batch of imports from the genetic marker technology of PIC, British-based Genus Plc's swine division, The Phnom Penh Post reported.
The company is projected to produce 2,200 piglets, 300 GF24 sows under the age of 1, and 2,200 swine monthly for the Cambodian market.
Srun Pov, Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) president, said they welcome the company's move, but adds that they must ensure the breed is free of African swine fever.
Cambodia usually imports sow gilts from Thailand and Vietnam due to low domestic production.
The G24 swine breed is the result of research and development between PIC and GreenFeed.
The move follows a new 83 hectare swine breeder farm opened by GreenFeed Cambodia at Tbong Khmum province's Memot district in April, with modern barns and advanced facilities that meet the company's breeding model and standards set by PIC.
- The Phnom Penh Post