Centralized silo helps BaF prevent disease transmission

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It is no secret that pathogens can find their way into farms through feed, thus BaF Vietnam Agriculture JSC (BaF) decided to put up a centralized silo to minimize risks.

“We use a centralized silo to reduce contact between humans, feed, and the farming areas,” Loc Huynh, Director for Swine Production, told Asian Agribiz.

The centralized silo, located in front of the farms, receives feed from the delivery trucks. From there, feed is automatically distributed to the individual silos at each of the pig barns.

An automatic feeding system inside the barns provides pigs with the required amount of feed according to their development stage and their need.

The centralized silo, located in front the farms, receive feed from the trucks and distribute feed to the individual silos at each swine house.

Disinfection

All trucks carrying feed or pigs are disinfected before coming into and leaving the farms. Meanwhile, people coming into the farms must disinfect and stay in the farm’s quarantine area for three days before going into the production area.

“Thanks to our strict prevention program, we can protect our pigs from the diseases and protect our investments,” said Mr Loc.
BaF started producing pigs in 2019.

“Initially, we faced many challenges with farm management and disease control. We have learned our lessons and implemented a farm design that takes into account all of those challenges,” he explained.

Currently, BaF has 15 breeding farms and commercial farms across Vietnam. The company aims to produce 65,000 sows and 2.5 million porkers by 2025.

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Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Covid-19 and the African swine fever had double impact on Asia’s pig sector and Ha Thu wrote a changing industry in, ‘Trends in Southeast Asia’s pig industry amid dual crisis’.