Pilmico assures continued investments in pork production


    Amid the current pork supply crunch in the country, Aboitiz food unit Pilmico Foods Corp. assured it will continue its investments in its swine raising business with focus on increasing sow capacity, heightened biosecurity, farm zoning and introduction of efficiencies in the supply chain.

    The company said these initiatives will encourage long-term growth and help secure the future of the livestock industry in collaboration with key stakeholders as it continues to expand its swine herd in the wake of the African swine fever.

    The company did not provide an amount and a timeline that it will spend for the plans.
    Pilmico said it will further modernize the processing of pork with its operation of Tarlac Meatmasters, a triple-A slaughter and meat cutting facility in Bamban, Tarlac that aims to process and serve quality meat to consumers in Luzon.

    “As a robust support system to the pork supply chain, the facility brings world-class processes, innovative technology and solutions and the highest standards of food safety and traceability to produce uncompromised quality pork meat cuts. We are looking forward to working with other raisers in the industry and give them access to a facility that will help maximize their recovery and profit,” said Tristan Aboitiz, Pilmico Food Group president and chief executive officer.

    The facility has a daily slaughtering capacity of 1,500 heads of hogs and equipped with modern technology including a meats management system that gives performance information and traceability of the pigs from farm to consumers.