CPF acquires China's Cofco Meat Suqian

In its latest big buy, Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc, the SET-listed flagship of agribusiness giant Charoen Pokphand Group, has acquired Cofco Meat Suqian for 976 million baht. Through Chia Tai China Investment Co, an indirect subsidiary of CPF in China, CPF will also take over ...

Farmers petition to improve conditions

The government has three months to act on issues raised in a petition submitted on December 5 to the National Assembly and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries or risk a mass protest being staged. A group of 300 people, representing 2,260 families from Svay Rieng, ...

Halal order raises stakes for abattoir

SLN Meat Supplies, the company behind Cambodia’s first industrial slaughterhouse, is hoping to secure an export contract to supply $50 million worth of halal beef to a Malaysian distributor. This would be the company’s first overseas export agreement, and a much-needed boost to secure regular ...

Cargill invests $50m in Thai facility

US-based Cargill is investing US$50 million to expand its poultry-processing operations at its facility in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The expansion will create 1,400 new jobs and add to the more than 13,500 people the company currently employs across 14 locations in the country. Cargill will engage ...

Takeo pigs hit by outbreak of PRRS

A Takeo village’s pigs have been hit with an outbreak of a disease described by a senior Agriculture Ministry official as more economically damaging to Cambodian pig farmers than foot and mouth disease. The outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome in Tram Kak district’s ...

Thai forced labour case pushed to November 28

A forced labour case involving 14 Myanmar workers and a giant poultry exporter in Thailand’s Lopburi province went unresolved in court on October 31. Unsatisfied with the 1.7 million Thai baht in compensation awarded by the Lopburi Labour Protection and Welfare Office against the poultry farm ...

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