ON THIS SITE. Joined by representatives from Pilmico, National Meat Inspection Service, and Winrock-PCCP, Happy Enterprises President Engr Victorino Balibrea lowers the time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of the new meat-cutting plant in Butuan City.
ON THIS SITE. Joined by representatives from Pilmico, National Meat Inspection Service, and Winrock-PCCP, Happy Enterprises President Engr Victorino Balibrea lowers the time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of the new meat-cutting plant in Butuan City.

Food

Pilmico and partners break ground on meat cutting plant in Butuan

  • The plant is a joint project with Happy Enterprises & Resources and Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development–PCCP / USDA
  • Local farmers are expected to benefit from a profitable business model developed by Winrock and Pilmico

Pilmico joined the official groundbreaking ceremony of a new meat cutting plant in Butuan City last June 7. The facility is a joint project with partners Happy Enterprises & Resources and Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development–PCCP / USDA. It is expected to have a significant impact on the Caraga region’s economy, especially on ‘the little guys’ at the top of the food chain, the backyard farmers.

Once operational, the meat cutting plant will not only provide fresh, quality, and safe meat to Butuan and the Caraga region, but will also assure local farmers profit through the business model developed by Winrock and Pilmico. They will have also have access to the right genetics and Pilmico feeds essential to producing quality pork.

This plant is the first of its kind and its anticipated success will lead to the business model’s replication in other parts of the country. The official launch of the meat-cutting plant is tentatively scheduled in October.