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East Malaysia has better potential for pig farming

Investors should look to East Malaysia to develop the  local pig farming industry, as there is better potential in the region. “I don’t see...

‘Greening’ the livestock sector

Climate change, the nudge towards clean energy and environmental awareness are coming together to give livestock agriculture a ‘green moment’ and Asia is in...

Energy efficiency leads farmers towards sustainability

Sustainability through energy efficiency can help livestock farmers meet their environment, social and governance goals. Big Dutchman Agriculture Malaysia, Business Development Sales Manager, Jaap...

Renewable energy needs to be tailor made

When it comes to renewable energy on farms, farmers need to choose the source which best suits their operations and needs. Big Dutchman Agriculture...

Good housing design can save more than a penny

Designing housing to optimize natural air and light conditions can help farmers save on energy bills. Big Dutchman Agriculture Malaysia, Business Development Sales Manager,...

Energy efficiency through better climate control

Climate control in animal housing is an important area for energy savings. Big Dutchman Asia, Business Development Sales Manager, Jaap ten Have told Asian...

Workplace safety takes priority

As countries in Asia continue to wrestle with Covid-19 containment issues, livestock and meat processors are trying to find a balance in these turbulent...

Big Dutchman incentivizes staff to get vaccinated

Big Dutchman Asia in Malaysia has been maintaining shifts at its warehouse. This is to minimize the number of employees present and keep the...

Potential for growth of cage-free egg production in Asia

Cage-free eggs will remain a niche market in Asia, said Robert Geerts, Vice President of Sales at Big Dutchman Egg Unit in Asia. In...

Making the right investment in cage-free egg production

Producing cage-free eggs is costlier than caged eggs. However, if managed well and with the right system, the performance of a cage-free model can...

Biosecurity in cage-free egg production

While animal welfare is the core of cage-free egg production, food safety should also be addressed. In the latest podcast by Asian Agribiz, Robert...

Transparency is key in cage-free egg production

One of the challenges that inhibit the growth of cage-free egg production is accreditation.  "Cage-free to one doesn’t mean cage-free to others," said Robert...

Big Dutchman steps up on automation as poultry industry consolidates

Recent changes in livestock production have forced businesses to consolidate quickly. Janjaap van der Mark of Big Dutchman tells HA THU that automation is...

Designing a high biosecure pig farm

With high reinfection rates for ASF, many producers are not keen on restocking. However, there is an opportunity for new farms in clean areas....

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...

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