WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp recently signed a contract for a 10,000-head sow project, including fattening operations, with Taiwan Sugar Corporation (TSC). The company, headquartered in Tainan City, on the southwest coast of Taiwan, operates, among other things, pig farms spread across the entire island, which are to be modernised in the course of a restructuring programme.
"WEDA's scope of supply includes housing, feeding and manure systems for various farms of the Taiwan Sugar Corporation on the island", explains Oliver Tiede, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp's Head of Sales for Asia. Within the scope of the order, innovative WEDA solutions such as ESF Stations, free-moving farrowing pens as well as PPT (Pig Performance Test Stations) will be delivered to Taiwan.
On the one hand, the WEDA products ensure the optimisation of performance and farm results and, on the other hand, the implementation of the most modern methods of sustainable animal well fare standards. With the help of the WEDA software, data collection and transparency are comprehensively guaranteed.
In addition to the sow facilities, the project includes the equipment of a 500 heads GGP farm, which will thus meet state of the art criteria. "We are sure that this investment will boost higher productivity in the TSC stables," emphasises Johannes Holzenkamp, the responsible export manager at WEDA.
After its foundation in 1946, the Taiwan Sugar Corporation initially concentrated on its core business, the operation of its sugar cane plantations. In the following years, the state-owned company then began to establish business areas such as biotechnology, renewable energies and sustainable livestock farming.