Bel Ga will raise DOC standards in Myanmar

Bel Ga will raise DOC standards in Myanmar

After months of construction, Bel Ga Myanmar has recently started operations in the most modern hatchery of South East Asia. This is a big milestone for Bel Ga Myanmar and its subsidairy project ‘Sustainable and Affordable Poultry for All (SAPA)’, which is partly funded by the Bel Ga Myanmar’s hatchery.

With this new step in the SAPA project, project partners The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Myanmar Livestock Federation, Yezin University, De Heus Animal Nutrition, Fresh Studio, AERES and Bel Ga Myanmar can contribute to affordable and sustainable Broiler meat production in Myanmar.

To ensure contribution of this local meat production, Bel Ga Myanmar will deliver a very high quality Day Old Chicken commodity first and then invest in technical support (Western derived knowledge) of the local broiler farmers in Myanmar to make sure that both genotype and fenotype give maximum results.
“SAPA” and thus Bel Ga Myanmar stands for improving farm management and technical results of local broiler farmers which will increase rural incomes.

“The newest incubators” of Petersime Belgium – which is not only a world market leader in Incubators but is amongst the best Broiler Genetics of Aviagen – also has, last but not least, 80 years of hatchery experience of its mother company Belgabroed, will make sure it raises the best Day Old Chickens in Myanmar under the guidance of Operational Manager Ben Cliteur.

With this milestone Bel Ga Myanmar makes the first step in repeating its achieved success of sister company Bel Ga Vietnam, which is currently producing 1.7 million Day Old Chickens under the highest standards of GLOBAL G.A.P., the world wide standard for good agricultural practices. Besides supplying Day Old Chickens to both local and neigherbouring country Cambodia, Bel Ga Vietnam achieved coorporation with broiler farmers De Heus Vietnam and slaughterhouse UNITEC which resulted in exporting broiler meat to one of the strictest exporting countries, Japan.

The aim is to counteract competitors which deliver the “Breed and Feed model”, in which independent farmers are forced to use Day Old Chickens and feed off the same company.
We believe in the core businesses of every company, to whom we will supply High Quality Day Old Chickens. This will guarantee better results in the rural incomes of our local independent Myanmar farmers.

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Setting first HE’s

The First National Poultry Dialogue in Myanmar by SAPA Project

The First National Poultry Dialogue in Myanmar by SAPA Project

The 1st national poultry dialogue of SAPA project has been organized on 2nd December 2017. Aimed to bring all stakeholders in the broiler sector to strengthen the quality and sustainability of the Myanmar broiler sector.

National Poultry Dialogue is mainly focus on the improvement of production, (2) the sustainability of broiler meat market, and (3) for policy recommendation for the development of Myanmar broiler sector.

It is organized by the Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF) as the local consortium partner of SAPA. Different organizations from both public and private sector are participated including MLF, Myanmar Broiler Association, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, University of Veterinary Science together with the companies from the private sector such as De Heus, JAPFA, Fresh Studio. Moreover, livestock feed dealers and farmers’ representatives are attended.

Dr. Mya Han, the president of the MLF, addressed the important of SAPA project for the development of poultry sector in Myanmar as a kind of PPP program. Dr. Kyaw Htin, the vice president of the MLF, mainly focused on the three main areas mentioned above. Ms. Esther Wintraecken, the Country Manager of Fresh Studio introduced the SAPA project and Dr. May Zin Myo from De Heus Myamar explained the SAPA standards set for Myanmar broiler sector.

The second part of NPD emphasized on the round table discussion on the (1) production; (2) marketing and (3) policy recommendation. According to the discussion results, the availability of DOCs, credit problems, important of biosecurity, illegal imports of chilled chicken meat, from China and Thailand put pressure on the domestic poultry production and supply chain. Research and Development on poultry sector, effect of FDI participated on the poultry production sector, and land use policy related issues are challenging for this specific sector.