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Orion, feasible site for poultry business

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  • Raffy C. V.
  • 5 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan -The fishing town of Orion in Southern Bataan is fast becoming a feasible site for lucrative poultry farm business in the province.

Orion Mayor Antonio L. Raymundo, Jr. has described the status of the town as foremost poultry industry hub particularly with the entry of the country’s largest and diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation   (SMC) and another two reputable farms, Bounty Fresh and Charoen Pok Phand have marvelously propelled the municipality’s ranking  as number two poultry raisers in Bataan.

Based on the registered investment index, Mayor Raymundo revealed the other day that about P750 million new fresh capital was recorded as of November this year that would provide employment opportunities mostly in the micro, small and medium sized entrepreneurship.

Ms.Agatha Pauline Cleto, veterinarian at the Provincial Veterinary Office here, explained the Municipality of Orion production load estimated at 750,000 heads of broilers, layers, parent stock breeders.

Ms. Cleto has disclosed the poultry farms operational in the town as SMC Bounty Fresh and Charoen, a Thai-owned farm and seven (7) others classified as family-owned or partnership type.

She identified the top three poultry producing municipalities in Bataan, with Abucay as number one with one (1) million heads per cycle, Orion with 750,000 heads and Orani with 580,000 heads.

The Provincial Veterinary Office records shows the province with 98 registered poultry farms in eleven towns and this component city have high volume and productive output of 5.2 million head per cycle which is 120 per cent (120 %)  sufficient  to supply the total household requirements in Bataan.

Excess production of poultry products are being shipped out to different poultry outlets located in nearby provinces in Central Luzon and Metro Manila.

According to Ms. Cleto, Metro-Manila based poultry investors consider the topography of the Bataan peninsula specially in the upland areas of Abucay, Orion and Orani towns as most preferred location for such profitable poultry business.

Those strategic locations are adjacent to Bataan National Park mountain ranges which are the most attractive climate scenario and  environment friendly for the  poultry farms.

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