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    Prachuab Khiri Khan surplus pineapple to become cattle feed

    PRACHAUB KHIRI KHAN, 8th June 2018 (NNT) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has launched an aid project in Prachaub Khiri Khan province to enable agriculturists to dispose of surplus pineapples in a profitable way.

    Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Luck Wajananawat today inaugurated the project at Ao Noi Thai-Denmark Dairy Cooperative Office in the capital district. High-ranking government officials, community leaders and local agriculturists were among the attendees.

    The project is expected to solve the problem of agro oversupply in Prachaub Khiri Khan, Thailandís biggest pineapple producer. The fruit is grown in eight districts, covering an area of over 20,000 acres. Pineapple growers number around 12,000.

    Pineapple yields from the western province and other major producers, Rayong and Lampang, are estimated to top 2.2.4 million tons between May and June. A large quantity of substandard pineapple produce, the stronger baht and lower export orders have had a significant impact on the agriculturists.

    The government is urging dairy farmers to buy second-grade pineapples to make Total Mixed Ration (TMR) diets for their cattle. TMR feed, using pineapples and hay can increase milk yields and lower feeding costs by 20 satang a kilo of milk. The activity reportedly attracted a large number of milk producers.

    The government is also supporting research and development of pineapples for health purposes.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Prachuab Khiri Khan surplus pineapple to become cattle feed

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The government is also supporting research and development of pineapples for health purposes.
    I can't wait to see the results!

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    Yes, this is definitely one to keep an eye on.

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    Like all these schemes you need transport might be a good idea, but is it cost effective, by the time you pay for the picking/harvesting of under grade pineapples, transport, then processing, is there a buyer.
    Chances are some one will produce cattle feed cheaper.

    There's a thing called repair grass, grown in Chang Mai, worth money, farmers have CCTV to watch, theft is not uncommon, big market for it in China I gather.

    Grows wild around my area, near rubber plantations, have to weed whack it, grass cutter, what ever you call it, a weed.
    Getting it from the Lao/Cambodia border to Chang Mai is a no go.

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    Mrs bought 2 pineapples this morning at 10 baht each. The seller then gave her one for free. Unheard of in the markets. They got to talking and Mrs Naam asked why the growers don't sell to the factories: Because they get 1.5 baht per kilo was the reply. Rather give them away as a bonus for getting 20 baht.

    So the canning and juice factories have a buyers market for the raw product, but I bet we won't see their sell price drop for tinned pineapple or cartons of juice.

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    Contemporary science practices.

    We might question as to their worthiness and developed process.

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