Last June, Dutch animal feed company De Heus started the construction of a demonstration farm for 400 sows and 800 fattening pigs in Vietnam. The aim is to have this farm populated with animals by the end of the year. All About Feed talked to the new farm manager.
The farm works with pigs bred by themselves, from the core breeding farm to the F1 sows. The demonstration farm enables De Heus to give pig farmers, local consultants of the animal feed company, governments and chain partners the experience of how a modern farm is organised. Farmer’s son Rick van der Linden from the Netherlands will manage the farm and lead and develop the operation for the next 2 years. Van der Linden’s father owns sows in the Netherlands and in Germany.
Source: All About Feed, 29 aug 2016