A new partnership agreement has been signed extending the Leong Hup Group’s distribution of Cobb500 broiler breeders in Malaysia.
The agreement followed a visit by Pelayo Casanovas, Cobb general manager for the Asia-Pacific region, and Mark Glavey, Cobb key accounts director for Asia, to the group’s new grandparent farm located on an isolated, 533-acre stretch of land in Desaru, Johor province, on the southeastern tip of the Malay peninsula overlooking the South China Sea.
They were accompanied by senior executives from Leong Hup: executive director Tan Sri Francis Lau, deputy chief executive Lau Jui Peng and general manager Lee Liong Chin.
After visiting the farm, the party traveled to Muar, the original home of the Leong Hup Group, where the new agreement was signed extending the working partnership between the two companies.
The new grandparent farm is more than 7 km long (4.3 miles). For enhanced biosecurity, it is divided into seven separate units of imported grandparents with at least 700 m (765 yards) between each. The farm has the capacity to produce 3.5 million parent stock a year, ultimately increasing to 7 million.
“With this agreement, we extend into the future an already solid partnership between Cobb and Leong Hup,” Casanovas said. “We are very proud of our association with this exceptional company and with the Lau family, and we look forward to supporting each other for years to come.”
Glavey added, “We are extremely impressed with the state-of-the-art design of the Desaru grandparent farm, as well as the strict biosecurity standards and isolated location.”