Farmers’ Congress set February 24-26 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 February 2016 11:33

By NONOY E. LACSON

Leading Philippine agribusiness conglomerate Univet Nutrition & Animal Healthcare Company, Inc. (UNAHCO) will be one of the major sponsors of this year’s International Animal Health, Genetics and Nutrition Congress or INAHGEN slated on February 24 to 26 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia in  Pasay City.

UNAHCO’s Commercial Farm Group (CFG) will be the main exhibitor during the three-day event which is also called The Farmers’ Congress. UNAHCO CFG will showcase all the new products it is distributing for partners led by CJ (Chiel Jedang) Bio, Addcon, and Elanco.

UNAHCO recently entered into a partnership with CJ Bio, a major Korean feed ingredient manufacturer known for being the world’s number one amino acid producer.  CJ Bio produces L-Lysine and L-Threonine which UNAHCO CFG now distributes locally to commercial farms and feed mills.

UNAHCO CFG also distributes Addcon XF Superfine, an organic mold inhibitor from Addcon. The company has production sites in Germany and Norway where it produces biological additives that add value to organic acids and its salts.

Elanco, an international company focused on R&D, also tapped UNAHCO CFG to distribute

Elector PSP, an innovative organic pest control product that is convenient and safe to use, and is highly effective in controlling mites, flies and darkling beetles.

UNAHCO President and COO Ricardo C. Alba expressed optimism that its partnerships with CJ Bio, Addcon and Elanco will flourish through the massive distribution network of UNAHCO, implementation of effective marketing programs and participation in big industry events like INAHGEN which helps create awareness and facilitate technology transfer.

“By taking part in the sixth edition of INAHGEN, we aim to reach a wider network of animal raisers, dealers and endorsers and give them more information about our partners’ product offerings which we believe will help improve the efficiency and productivity of our local farms,” Alba said.

Commercial Farm Group head Dr. Linda Antazo said the synergy with CJ Bio, Addcon and Elanco should further strengthen UNAHCO’s position as a highly diversified conglomerate with market-leading hog and poultry feeds, organic fertilizers, veterinary and pet products, among others, while allowing their partners to capitalize on CFG’s extensive farm and distribution network.

INAHGEN is the Philippines’ largest, most comprehensive and most prestigious exhibition and forum that showcases the latest scientific developments and state-of-the-art technologies on animal health, genetics and nutrition.

The biennial event is a joint undertaking of the Philippine Veterinary Drug Foundation, Inc. (PVDAFI) and the Philippine Swine Industry Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (PSIRDFI) and serves as the ultimate convergence platform for the brightest modern ideas on animal production.

Aside from farmers, INAHGEN brings together the country’s top feed ingredient and packaging suppliers, feed millers, animal health product suppliers, breeders, meat processors, farm and slaughter equipment suppliers, agribusiness book and magazine publishers, and other allied industries. Organizers said admission to the exhibition and its scientific and technical sessions is free. — Nonoy E. Lacson