Thai farmers to grow more maize for animal feed
Thailand's agriculture ministry has encouraged farmers
in the country to expand maize plantation to reduce imports and to profit from
high corn prices.
It is anticipated that land used for maize plantings will increase 48,000
It has been reported that the agricultural land reform office recently
signed a contract-farming agreement with EM Agriculture encouraging farmers in
five provinces - Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu and Uttaradit -
to grow maize.
This, according to reports, will directly support animal feed meal as this
ingredient counts for 50-60% of the product used for poultry, pig and other
This new maize supply will also alleviate costs for feed-meal producers by
stabilising the price of maize.
The office aims to set up 750 enterprises with a total membership of 15,000
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