January 2015 — Vitarich Corp., the Philippines’ industry leader in feeds and poultry production, has partnered with LM10 to build two compact rendering plants in Davao. The facilities have been working at full capacity since September 2014, with plans for further expansion in the near future.
Founded in 1950, Vitarich is one of the country’s leading integrators in producing world-wide quality standard poultry and livestock feeds in the Philippines. The company recently set its sights on growing its business in Mindanao, and in line with this, teamed with LM10 to turn its facilities into zero-waste rendering plants.
The rendering plants can take care of processing mortality, feathers, blood, and any other animal waste that’s not consumed by humans. Instead of waste, the output of the facilities is now animal meal, a high-protein digestible, which can be used as feed for aquaculture. Vitarich had earlier partnered with LM10 to upgrade its facility in Marilao, a benchmark for the local industry.
Continued partnerships with other members of the agri-business community pose great potential for the Philippines to convert to 100 percent zero-waste management. Although this would be a long term effort by many other key players in the agricultural sector and the nation as a whole, LM10’s expanding partnerships with such distinguished figures in agri-business like Vitarich, inches towards a more sustainable and waste-conscious Philippines.