Meat-cutting plant inaugurated in Butuan City
9 March 2017 – A new meat-cutting plant was inaugurated early Thursday morning in Butuan City. The facility, a joint project of Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation (Pilmico), Happy Enterprises & Resources, Inc., and Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development – PCCP / USDA, is the first of its kind in the Caraga region.
The ceremony was attended by Pilmico VP & COO for Feeds, Tristan Aboitiz, Pilmico VP for Feed Sales Norie Bermudez, Happy Enterprises & Resources Inc. President Engr. Victorino Balibrea, Winrock International Chief of Party Remer Lane III as well as representatives from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).
Pilmico and its project partners are looking forward for the plant to be fully operational, largely because of the impact it will have on Caraga’s economy and its local farmers.
In his speech, Tristan Aboitiz said:
“Our aim to improve the swine industry in Caraga is now clearly coming into fruition with the opening of the meat-cutting plant…This meat-processing plant will provide the local backyard farmers with a market for their livestock and simultaneously give the local community access to locally grown, fresh quality meat.”
With the common goal of improving the management practices of the backyard farmers in the Caraga region, Pilmico, Winrock International and Happy Enterprises transformed their current swine re-population project into a more holistic and sustainable approach to addressing swine production challenges through the construction of the meat-cutting plant.
The facility will cater to Butuanons and nearby provinces and more importantly, give the local community access to fresh quality meat and opportunity for local employment.
Construction of the meat-cutting plant started in May 2016.
video originally posted at PIA CARAGA