August 8, 2022
San Miguel unit begins building 12 poultry plants in Philippines
San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc., a San Miguel Corp (SMC) unit, started the construction of 12 mega poultry plants around the Philippines to produce 960 million birds annually.
SMC president Ramon Ang said each poultry plant would require $100 million in investments or a total of $1.2 billion. "It should be available in two years. So 2024 of June, that will be finished and operational," he said.
Ang said the facilities were expected to produce "big birds" that weigh around 2 1/2 kilogrammes each.
"The variety available today, we call that big size. We produce that because there is demand for that type of bird for chicken nuggets and other processed food," he added.
San Miguel will put up the poultry plants in Davao del Sur; Sariaya, Quezon; Pagbilao, Quezon; Lucanin, Bataan; San Fabian, Pangasinan; Balayan, Batangas; Bulan, Sorsogon; San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Leganes, Iloilo; Malabuyoc, Cebu; Pagadian, Zamboanga; and Badoc, Ilocos Norte.
San Miguel expects the whole supply chain for the 12 facilities to generate one million jobs in plantations, feed mills and poultry processing plants.
"We have already started that… The target is to be up and running 24 months from (August 7)," Ang said.
- Manila Standard