Poultry top execs to export corn to China
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---- Yellow corn, a commodity highly in demand by feed mills worldwide, will soon be produced and exported by local corn farmers and growers in Bukidnon province and exported to China.
In a monitoring report submitted by the poultry industry cluster to consultants of Japan International Cooperation Agency, it was learned that a Manila-based company and Pioneer Hi- Bred Philippines had been meeting with cluster chairman
Manuel Boniao and Roger Navarro, president of Philippine Maize Federation to talk about putting up a hybrid yellow corn plantation in Bukidnon.
“This is very important in the poultry value chain and we’re very serious about this yellow corn project,” says cluster chairman Boniao, who also runs his own company, Bonbor Corporation, one of the poultry growers operating in northern Mindanao.
Three farm areas in Bukidnon at five hectares per area, are now being surveyed for the proposed hybrid yellow corn project with Pioneer Hi-bred Philippines committing to provide the technology and facilities for shelling and storage of the commodity.
Demand for yellow corn has been growing fast in China over the last few years, but the rising cost of shipping and freight for the commodity from Brazil and Argentina, two of the world’s biggest suppliers of yellow corn, is forcing more Chinese importers to tap local corn suppliers in the Philippines.
Navarro said feed mills that produce the feeds for poultry are dependent on a steady supply of yellow corn. “Corn producers, feed mills, poultry growers they all depend on each other to keep their businesses running and generating income,” Navarro said.
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