Cargill Philippines, together with the National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc (NatFed) and Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines (ProPork), organized the Animal Nutrition Summit with the theme “Feeding the Future” at Solaire Resort and Casino.
The summit focused on various topics such as animal nutrition, disease management, and digital technologies, and aimed to connect farmers, producers, customers, and consumers in support of the future of the swine industry.
Given the ongoing outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), which has severely affected the local hog industry, Cargill emphasized a holistic approach to mitigating the impact of the virus and developing a long-term plan for the future of the local swine industry.
During the summit, Cargill shared its belief that the nutrition provided to animals during the early stages of their life significantly impacts their health, growth, and viability. The company is committed to empowering Filipino farmers with tailored solutions and knowledge to raise healthy pigs and improve farm productivity. Cargill also highlighted its Neopigg brand for young animal nutrition, which incorporates Cargill technologies that ensure 80% Class AB piglets at 70 days, resulting in increased profitability.
The event featured industry experts and stakeholders from all over the world to discuss the most recent swine technologies as well as global best management practices for improving farm profitability. Cargill and its industry partners remain committed to fostering a sustainable future for Filipino hog farmers and providing the right feed for the right animal at the right time.
The Animal Nutrition Summit serves as a precursor to the 29th National Hog Convention and Trade Exhibit (HogCon), which is one of the country’s largest trade shows and will be held on April 27-29 at the SMX Convention Center.
Cargill has been working in the Philippines since 1948 and is committed to accelerating efforts to create more value for farmers and build a more sustainable future.