December 16, 2003



ConFarm to Export Liquid Eggs to Singapore & Japan Following Project Success


Malaysia's Consolidated Farms Bhd (ConFarm) has successfully carried out its liquid-egg project and is now planning to export liquid eggs to Singapore and Japan. ConFarm has sent its product sample to Japan and expects to penetrate the Japanese market early next year.


As the pioneer in liquid egg production in Malaysia, ConFarm is currently applying for ISO 9001 Certification and Veterinary Health Mark (VHM) accreditation, in order to break into the local and export market.


Situated at Sungai Buloh, Selangor, its egg production plant has a daily production capacity of 500,000 eggs.


The liquid-egg plant offers an opportunity to convert excess shell-eggs (eggs marketed in their original shelled form) into alternative value-added products, thereby reducing wastage, as well as alleviating the pressures that tend to depress egg prices.


The chairman of the ConFarm group, Huang Jia Ying, revealed that they would continue to focus on traditional egg market while making effort to penetrate the liquid egg market.


Liquid egg export is expected to contribute positively to the financial performance of ConFarm group in subsequent years.


Initially established to run a layer farm, ConFarm now operates an integrated poultry business with its own feed mill and does marketing of its produce. ConFarm's current capacity sustains a flock population of 1.5 million birds, with an average production of 680,000 eggs per day.


The company exports 25% to 30% of its total egg production, mainly to Singapore. Malaysia's wholesale egg dealers take up 60%, and the remaining 10% to 20% is sold directly to end users in the Klang Valley.


ConFarm was listed on the Second Board of the KLSE on June 3, 1994. The principal activity of ConFarm is that of poultry farming.

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