Thailand-based Charon Pokpant Foods (CPPs) will increase its cage-free egg production by 1621 to 16 million to meet the growing demand for animal protection and antimicrobial products.
CP Foods says strong poultry, good genetics, high levels of animal welfare and biosectomy are needed to produce these free-range eggs.
According to Somkid Wannalukhi, vice-president of the company, the CVD-19 outbreak has led to an increase in health-consuming consumption, which is also seen in other parts of the world.
The first garden-free farm in Thailand
CP FoodsWang Sombon Farm in Saraburi Province is the first cage-free farm in Thailand to be caged-free by the Department of Livestock Development. Since 2018, egg farming has introduced high animal safety principles and plans to produce 16 million cage-free eggs this year. This is a 30 percent annual increase and is in line with the company’s CPF 2030 sustainability action strategy.
“CP Foods is important for safe, sustainable and antibiotic-free production, using best-of-breed technologies to manage garden-free farming, ensures environmentally friendly and safe practices,” Wannalukkhee said.
Multiple enhancements and a digital-controlled environment
Wang Sambon Farm chickens are housed in a closed system managed by animal welfare principles, including:
- 15 cm per chicken for linear perch space.
- Many enhancements that allow chickens to express their natural behavior.
- A system that allows digital control of the environment.
The covers are 100% grainy. With a combination of strong poultry, good genetics, good animal safety practices and high biosecturics, Wannalukkhee says CP Foods have fresh, bright orange egg yolks and are anti-bacterial.
Egg tracking method
In addition to quality inspection, CP Foods has introduced a digital product tracking system that prints on egg shells to identify the incoming field. The company says it aims to increase consumer confidence in cage-free egg production. Trays are made from 100% recycled paper.