Wednesday 31 January 2024 – Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) leads the way in sustainable livestock farming and food processing. Their comprehensive strategy enhances consumer health by producing high-quality, clean, safe, and nutritionally superior protein meats. This was achieved by raising pigs, chickens, ducks, and shrimp on innovative probiotic-enriched diets. Such practices not only elevate the quality of a variety of meats, including pork, chicken, duck, and shrimp, but also demonstrate a profound commitment to environmental stewardship.
Recently, the company has achieved a breakthrough in developing innovative enzyme-based food for biogas systems. This advancement aims to increase waste management efficiency and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Dr. Pairat Srichana, Senior Vice President for the Feed Technology Office of CP Foods, emphasizes the company’s dedication to all facets of animal farming. CP Foods is committed to researching and developing advanced technology and solutions to improve feed quality, naturally enhancing animal health. This strategy results in eco-friendly, high-quality meats that align with the One Health principles, guaranteeing safe and sustainable food production.
The company adopts a “precise nutrition” approach, formulating specialized feeds tailored to the varying needs of animals at different life stages in conjunction with animal welfare principles. This includes rearing animals in closed systems and barns equipped with evaporative cooling, ensuring comfortable living conditions, and minimizing the use of antibiotics for treatment. As a result, this practice yields high-quality, residue-free meat and lessens environmental pollution from nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus.
CP Foods has made significant progress in probiotic development, selecting beneficial microorganisms from their extensive lab database to boost animal immune systems and disease resistance. They have selected the top ten probiotic strains for animal feeds, including those for pigs, chickens, ducks, and CP Pacific shrimps.
Their product range exemplifies their commitment to eco-friendliness. For instance, U FARM’s Cheeva Pork features Omega-3-enriched pork from pigs fed with superfoods like flaxseed, fish oil, and deep-sea algae, raised without the use of antibiotics and aiding in the reduction of nitrogen in pig waste. U FARM’s Benja Chicken is fed brown rice and enriched with Omega-3. Its meat has a distinctive pinkish-red color and is more tender and juicier. It’s also NSF-certified, ensuring the chicken is raised without antibiotics and added hormones. Additionally, U Farm’s Chakkraphat Duck, a premium duck meat, is raised on a grain-based diet enriched with Omega-3, resulting in juicier meat compared to ordinary duck meat.
CP Foods plays a pivotal role in environmental stewardship. The company has innovated by introducing microorganisms into biogas ponds, enhancing the decomposition of organic waste in wastewater. This technique boosts methane gas production for electricity generation, effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As of 2023, this method has been implemented in over 70 of the company’s pig farms throughout Thailand, enhancing electricity generation efficiency and lowering operational costs. The company continually engages in research and development to refine this process for broader applications.