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Wahyoo aims for 1000 fried chicken outlets in 2020

Fried chicken is a crispy business in Indonesia. It is no wonder then that Wahyoo is intent on expanding, recognizing that outlet density is important for sparking the curiosity of customers, ARIEF FACHRUDIN learns.

Matching quality and speed in chicken nugget production

Luuc van Lankveld, Product Expert of food processing technology supplier GEA, discusses the cost and quality benefits of using a fully automated line for chicken nugget production.

Animal protein still in a sweet spot despite Covid-19

Coronavirus has both wrought havoc and uncovered openings for the meat sector, writes ISA Q TAN. Despite the near-term contraction, Asean will remain a strong growth market for animal protein says Ernest Tan of United Overseas Bank, Singapore.

Cleaner, safer and healthier: The new norm for meat and poultry plants in Southeast Asia

WONG HWEE JIAU and Dr JOHN H HANLIN discuss guidance and recommendations to help protect workers in meat and poultry plants from Covid-19 infection and enable continuity of operations. The guidance is based on the current knowledge on the mode of infection transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the best ways to avoid being exposed to the pathogen; guidance for meat and poultry plants recently developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); and Ecolab’s extensive experience in food safety and public health.

Sector Report – Seafood sector sets adaptive strategies towards pandemic

To survive the pandemic, Asian seafood producers have been forced to move away from exports. Many are now targeting local markets by going online and launching new lines to suit local palates, write HA THU and the Asian Agribiz team.

Minimizing ASF spread through proper disinfection

Without an ASF vaccine, the only way for farms to fight the virus is through stringent biosecurity. Disinfection plays a key role. MELIYANA learns how the proper use of disinfectants can help in effectively preventing the spread of ASF.

Modernizing a pig house offers better returns

Traditional pig farming remains widespread in many parts of Asia, though issues like efficiency, sustainability, food safety and animal welfare have prompted calls for modernization. RAJESWARI RAMANEE outlines some of the ways pig houses are being upgraded.

Processing saves North Sulawesi from pig oversupply

Five farmers in North Sulawesi, Indonesia decided to set up a pig processing plant to stem an issue with live pig oversupply. They hope the move would serve as a model for other farmers, writes ARIEF FACHRUDIN.

More interest in Doan Van Vuon’s seaduck as an alternative, healthy protein

Vietnamese duck breeder Doan Van Vuon is the first to have successfully raised seaduck commercially. He relates to HA THU how he has nurtured a new breed of saltwater duck.

Animal protein still in a sweet spot despite Covid-19

Coronavirus has both wrought havoc and uncovered openings for the meat sector, writes ISA Q TAN. Despite the near-term contraction, Asean will remain a strong growth market for animal protein says Ernest Tan of United Overseas Bank, Singapore.

A new era for Indian Poultry – challenges and perspectives

Over 40 years ago, Dr B.V. Rao with pioneers in the industry, set the stage to take poultry farming in India from a backyard business to the billion dollar industry it is today, writes ZAHRAH IMTIAZ.

Oon turns his duck farm into a tourist attraction

Trong Leisure Farm is a duck farm moonlighting as a family resort. Set-up in 1994 with an initial 20,000 ducks, owner Oon Beow Ghee has since expanded production tenfold, writes RAJESWARI RAMANEE. Mr Oon’s first three farms are located on the Trong premises, about 20km from Taiping, in the northern Malaysian state of Perak.

Delima Emas turns poultry production hi-tech

Delima Emas’s story began with a group of IT workers who decided to move into poultry farming, writes RAJESWARI RAMANEE. They all shared a love for creating smart systems for businesses, and also a passion for farming.

Sun Group thrives on antibiotic-free broiler operation

Sun Group, a major integrated broiler operator in Thailand, has completely removed antibiotics from its broiler operations. Latest research has shown this has resulted in a healthier, better-quality meat, for the benefit of everyone involved in its value chain, writes CHAKRIT RIDMONTRI.

Wahyoo aims for 1000 fried chicken outlets in 2020

Fried chicken is a crisp business in Indonesia. It is no wonder then that Wahyoo is intent on expanding, recognizing that outlet density is important in sparking the curiosity of customers, ARIEF FACHRUDIN learns.

Pakindo’s venture into feed shows good progress

Indonesia’s Pakindo Jaya Perkasa has emerged from murky waters which threatened business closure. The company now intends to set up a second feedmill in the near future, writes MELIYANA.

Special feed for A2 cows at Eco Farm

Eco Farm Solutions in Sarawak, East Malaysia, raises A2 milk-producing cows. These are given special rations containing barley fodder and corn silage, writes RAJESWARI RAMANEE.

Startup gets ready to market protein from methane fermentation

Climate change, natural disasters and pests have led to corn shortages in South Asia, driving up costs to painful levels. But imagine a world where this was not an issue, writes ZAHRAH IMTIAZ.

Sector Report – Asian duck market grows with demand for more convenience

Consumers want differentiation, practicality and the taste of duck meat, but they do not have time to cook from scratch. ARIEF FACHRUDIN and the Asian Agribiz team find out more.

Gourmet Lanka brings premium ready-meals to Sri Lanka

Mutton rogan josh, a Kashmiri delicacy, takes more than two hours to prepare. However, Sri Lanka’s Gourmet Lanka has brought this down to eight minutes as a compact ready-meal for one, writes ZAHRAH IMTIAZ.

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