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Vietnamese livestock firm opens large feed factory

The Hong Ha Nutrition Joint Stock Co, a private Vietnamese firm, has opened an advanced animal feed plant with a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per year, and thereby becoming the largest feed processor in Vietnam.

The factory is located on a total area of 7 ha, at the Dong Van Industrial Zone, Duy Tien District, in the northern Hanam Province.
Last year, the enterprise decided to invest more than VND150 billion (US$7.1 million) in the new production line to reach its current capacity, nearly ten times more than the initial capacity of 48,000 tonnes seven years ago.
The event marked a significant milestone as a local private firm reaching such a great capacity, said industrial analysts.
Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said that market share of the feed processing sector was mainly dominated by foreign-invested enterprises, including the CP Group of Thailand and Cargill of the US.
Therefore, authorities encouraged all economic sectors to tap into this sector. It is essential to map out long-term plans to boost investment of the domestic firms, especially taking bold investments in plantations of corn, soybean and other raw materials.
Hoang confirmed that Vietnam would further encourage local enterprises to invest in the sector as the country had advantages in this kind of production.
Extra raw material supply
To ensure raw material supply, the factory extended raw material collection, built extra storage near the growing region and supported farmers to reach a high yield of materials. As well, it managed to import high quality materials not available in the country.
The firm applied the international standard ISO 9001-2008 in production and management. It sold nearly 200,000 tonnes and reached a revenue at VND1.5 trillion ($71.4 million) last year, contributing to the state budget nearly VND7 billion.
With the good performance, it is listed among the Top 500 largest private enterprises in Vietnam.

Dick Ziggers

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