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Thai Foods Group growing steadily

Major companies have dominated the poultry market in Thailand in recent decades. A relatively young player is Thai Foods Group, however.

Being on the poultry market since 1997, TFG is growing steadily. They even aim to possess the number three position shortly. Apart from poultry, TFG is also active on the pig market. Altogether they have 10 divisions, two of which are on feed. From their brand new Thai Food Feed Mills feed plant near Suphanburi they serve their farms and other customers with high quality feed. Photo report from a professional feed manufacturing facility.

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  • The Thai Foods Feed Mill is the major feed manufacturing facility of Thai Foods Group. It is located in Suphanburi, at about 100 kilometer from Thai capital Bangkok.

    The Thai Foods Feed Mill is the major feed manufacturing facility of Thai Foods Group. It is located in Suphanburi, at about 100 kilometer from Thai capital Bangkok.

  • The plant was built in 2007 by Triumph Engineering from Thailand. It consists of offices, as well as a diagnostic laboratory and the feed manufacturing facilities.

    The plant was built in 2007 by Triumph Engineering from Thailand. It consists of offices, as well as a diagnostic laboratory and the feed manufacturing facilities.

  • Since the plant is located in the countryside, there’s no canal or river access for cargo vessels to supply feed ingredients. Many trucks, modern and classical therefore supply the ingredients.

    Since the plant is located in the countryside, there’s no canal or river access for cargo vessels to supply feed ingredients. Many trucks, modern and classical therefore supply the ingredients.

  • The truck driver enjoys the work he is doing.

    The truck driver enjoys the work he is doing.

  • Due to relatively low wages, manual labour is still very common in Thailand. As a result many staff are involved in unloading a truck.

    Due to relatively low wages, manual labour is still very common in Thailand. As a result many staff are involved in unloading a truck.

  • One of the important ingredients is lysine, which is supplied from China.

    One of the important ingredients is lysine, which is supplied from China.

  • Apart from additives and ingredients that are supplied in bags, also bulk ingredients are used.

    Apart from additives and ingredients that are supplied in bags, also bulk ingredients are used.

  • Prior to mixing the ingredients into the compound feed, these are extensively examined in the state of art, in house laboratory.

    Prior to mixing the ingredients into the compound feed, these are extensively examined in the state of art, in house laboratory.

  • The entire feed manufacturing process is fully computerised and controlled from a central office inside the plant. Current capacity is 1,500 tonnes per day in three different lines.

    The entire feed manufacturing process is fully computerised and controlled from a central office inside the plant. Current capacity is 1,500 tonnes per day in three different lines.

  • Since many of the TFG contract farms and farms of their independent customers are relatively small, a considerable part of the output is packed in bags.

    Since many of the TFG contract farms and farms of their independent customers are relatively small, a considerable part of the output is packed in bags.

  • An image on the bag clearly shows for which species it is meant, such as broiler birds in this case.

    An image on the bag clearly shows for which species it is meant, such as broiler birds in this case.

  • TFG is also manufacturing feed for layers.

    TFG is also manufacturing feed for layers.

  • All the compound feed that is packed in bags, is stored in a central area.

    All the compound feed that is packed in bags, is stored in a central area.

  • Batches of feed are made ready for shipment.

    Batches of feed are made ready for shipment.

  • Trucks that are taking feed to the contract farms and customers are parked underneath a roof to protect against the sun.

    Trucks that are taking feed to the contract farms and customers are parked underneath a roof to protect against the sun.

  • Again manual labour is used for properly loading bags on a truck.

    Again manual labour is used for properly loading bags on a truck.

  • For bigger customers, the compound feed is shipped in bigger quantities by large trucks.

    For bigger customers, the compound feed is shipped in bigger quantities by large trucks.

  • Current capacity of TFG is 30,000 metric tonnes per month. A second tower is under construction and will enable monthly capacity of 70,000 tonnes.

    Current capacity of TFG is 30,000 metric tonnes per month. A second tower is under construction and will enable monthly capacity of 70,000 tonnes.

  • TFG is aiming to further expand. As a result they expect to produce large volumes of compound feed for their own use and for independent customers.

    TFG is aiming to further expand. As a result they expect to produce large volumes of compound feed for their own use and for independent customers.

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