Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO) will be showcasing its latest innovations in animal healthcare at the country’s largest and internationally-recognized trade exhibition on agriculture, food and aquaculture—Agrilink Foodlink Aqualink 2016. The triple event, now on its 23rd year, will be held from October 6 to 8 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
This year, Agrilink will focus on the strength of the agricultural industries of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental, now Negros Island Region, through improved and integrated focus on the chain of agribusiness activities—from inputs, the use of new and appropriate technologies, value adding, market diversification, strategic product development, retailing and marketing. Agrilink 2016’s sector focus is on the sugar industry, especially the muscovado sugar, highlighting its growth and export potential.
As one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of animal health and nutrition products for swine, poultry, gamefowl, pigeons, dogs and aqua, UNAHCO remains steadfast in its commitment to help animal raisers by continuously developing new products that will help step up production, productivity and profitability. UNAHCO has formed alliances with global leaders in the field of animal health and nutrition such as Akey Nutrition and Research Center, Alltech, Novus International and Royal DSM in the development of new specialty ingredients, innovative products, new inputs and technologies.
UNAHCO President and COO Ricardo C. Alba said, “Celebrating 50 years in the animal health industry, UNAHCO is sincerely grateful for the continuous trust, patronage and support of all its loyal customers. One of our greatest pleasures is to see our customers build and grow their businesses, uplift the quality of their lives and help transform the lives of other people especially those who depend on them for their livelihood. It is UNAHCO’s earnest desire to encourage more people to go into agriculture and animal raising so we can achieve our country’s objective to become self-sufficient in food production.”
Recently, UNAHCO, Inc., through its Business Unit Pigrolac, launched Pigkitaan Natin, a Pig Raising Business and Livelihood program which aims to encourage more people especially the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to go into piggery business as an additional or an alternative source of income. UNAHCO offers free comprehensive seminars that teach participants on how to put up and run a profitable piggery business. The participants may choose from two (2) available modules: Farrow to Finish Operations and Grow Out Operations, with topics ranging from housing to nutrition, farm management, biosecurity, and herd health program. UNAHCO also provides basic investment guide and technical assistance to participants who decide to put up their own piggery business.
At present, UNAHCO manufactures and distributes agricultural, veterinary and feed products for swine, poultry, game fowl, ducks, pigeons, aqua and dogs through nine business units, namely: Univet, Thunderbird, Pigrolac, Sarimanok Poultry Feeds, the Commercial Farm Group, Doggiessentials for pets, United Agrivet Distribution, UNAGRO for agricultural crops, and UNAHCO International.
UNAHCO, through United Agrivet Distribution (UAD), has opened its doors to all local and foreign companies in search of a distribution arm to distribute their products in the Philippines. One of UAD’s strengths is the huge distribution network of UNAHCO which includes more than 100 motorized field personnel and more than three thousand distributors, dealers and sub-dealer outlets located in strategic areas around the country.
For more than 17 years, UNAHCO has been unfailingly and actively supporting the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development (FRLD) in organizing Agrilink in order to achieve the mutual goal of uplifting the animal and food industries by establishing linkages and facilitating information, knowledge and technology transfer. This is UNAHCO’s humble way of supporting the animal industry and government’s drive to achieve global competitiveness in Philippine agribusiness as well as food safety and security for all Filipinos.