SIAF News and Updates

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Zhongshan City Council Members Visit Fish Farm 1

On January 17, 2014, Sino Agro Food's CEO, Solomon Lee hosted a visit of Zhongshan city officials to Fish Farm I in the Enping city district of southern Guangdong Province.

Inspecting a fish tank

The guests from Zhongshan included:
Mr. Hou, Secretary General
Mr. Xie, Deputy Mayor
Mr. Yee, Deputy Secretary
Mr. Zhang, Department Head
Mr. Chen, Department Head

Accompanying the government officials were two guests from the South Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences:
Mr. Yu, Department Chief
Mr. Luo, Department Chief

 
Inspecting tanks at Fish Farm 1 Officials tour Fish Farm 1

 

 

Sino Agro Food, Inc. is in late stage discussions concerning a very large prawn project to be built in Zhongshan.

 

Meeting with Officials Reviewing the plans.

The following reports provide insight into the importance of the Zhongshan region, as well as its forward thinking in agriculture and other growth planning.

http://www.zs.gov.cn/english/government/view/index.action?did=850&id=134425

http://www.zs.gov.cn/english/government/view/index.action?did=850&id=118845

 

 

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Investor Tour 2013: Prawn Farm 2

Prawn Farm 2 employees prepared delicious servings of our giant prawns, flower pattern eel, and fish for visiting investors on 18 December 2013.
Learn the latest from Prawn Farm 2.

 

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Abattoir Update

  Nearly complete!

      View construction progress at the SJAP Abattoir

      In October 2013, Qinghai Sanjiang A Power Agriculture Co. Ltd. (SJAP)
      was granted Dragon Head Enterprise status by the Chinese government.

 

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Beijing Cattle Farm

August 15, 2013




Sino Agro Food, Inc. has refurbished small cattle facilities in the old Beijing Cattle wholesale market. The facility now houses 300 head of big and small cattle to supply the company’s own small wholesale and retail shop, selling meat processed from its own "aromatic" cattle.

The Beijing wholesale market has a slaughterhouse and facilities for deboning and packing that SIAF contracts to process and sell "Organic Aromatic" beef in Beijing city, using the facility’s permits.


The Beijing business broadens SIAF’s geographic reach and reception to its products. This facility has also sold its beef to top hotels in Beijing, where the products were very well received.

 

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Immortal Vegetables and HU Flowers Work Together

Live Longer; Prosper More
August 7, 2013

Our Hylocereus undatus (HU) crop suffered the last two years from bad weather or disease. So far, this year has seen neither problem. The company believes it has solved the disease problem. By adding Immortal Vegetables this year, not only is there a second cash crop, but also since they are grown in between the HU plants, they act synergistically to protect the dragon fruit.



There’s been more rain this year than last, and the HU plants (also known as Dragon Fruit) are holding up well. This year, the company pioneered a new drying method for HU flowers, using Lychee Wood. The resulting flowers have tested very well, producing great taste with a distinct aromatic flavor.



Since the previously posted pictures, Immortal Vegetables have grown to approximately 1.6 meters, and look very healthy. These vegetables are known in Japan (“English Japanese”) as "snowsakurako."

We are packaging Immortal Vegetables into small gift packs, to be sold as organic health food. Current test results show .58 grams of selenium per kilogram. Trial sales will launch in August, with target pricing of $2.50 to $3.00 per 200 grams, equating to $12.50 to $15.00 per kilogram.



All in all, the company foresees a much improved year for our plantation!
 

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Asia’s First Indoor Prawn Farm

August 1, 2013

Enping City Bi Tao A Power Prawn Culture Development Co., Ltd. (EBAPCD), also known as Prawn Farm 1 (PF1), began operations this year. The company is very proud to have constructed the first indoor prawn farm in Asia.
 

The facility is nurturing and growing out Mexican White Prawns and Green Prawns ("Big Giant Prawns"), which command a higher market price. One challenge for the Green Prawns is that this species tends to be quite territorial. To prevent cannibalization, the company has devised a system of dividers (pictured below) within the tanks such that we now can call them Green Peace Prawns, increasing the growing capacity per tank.



 

Baby prawn fries are nurtured in baskets for 3 -4 days before being released into the tanks

The company strives in all its operations to find technological or innovative means to increase productivity and yield.
 

Also known in Asia as "Big Giant Prawns," the full English name for the Green Prawns is "Giant River Prawn;" the Latin name is “Macrobrachium Rosenbergli," and the Chinese name is "LawZi." Our Mexican White prawns are known in the west as "Pacific Whiteleg" or "Western White Shrimp," or by their genus species "Litopenaeus vannamei."
 

Prawns reach marketable sizes of 80 pieces per kilogram, which allows at least six cycles per year. Each tank will grow at least 700,000 prawns to marketable size per cycle.

 
  
 

Prawns reach this size in about 17 days.
 

A system of plastic mesh rolls has been installed to keep the giant prawns safe and peaceful.
 

Advanced recirculating aquaculture systems keep the water clean and clear, producing healthy, tasty prawns.

 

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"Immortal Vegetables" Crop Up

Live Long and Prosper
July 21, 2013

This year, the Company has added a new crop to the HU (dragon fruit) plantation. 


Immortal Vegetables
 


"Xue Ying Zi," are commonly known as 'Immortal Vegetables," owing to their very high selenium content.

The healthy vegetables were planted in purely organic soil, so officially qualify as organic produce.

 
  These plants grew to 1.5 meters tall two weeks after this photograph

Thirteen U.S. acres (about 90 Chinese Mu) of Immortal Vegetables are now planted. The plants grow to over two meters tall, and yield 4 KG of salable produce per plant. The crop can be turned over four times per year; however, this year’s late start will allow only two crop turnovers in 2013.

Still, the 2013 harvest is estimated to exceed 1,000 MT. The wholesale price is approximately $6,500 per metric ton.

 

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Abattoir and De-boning Facility Construction

Qinghai Sanjiang  A Power Agriculture Co. Ltd.  ("SJAP")
July 18, 2013

Construction on the slaughterhouse, de-boning, packaging, and value-added facilities at SJAP began in late March, 2013.
As of mid-July, foundation work on Phase I was complete. Work is on schedule to begin operations as early as the first quarter of 2014.


Preparing the Ground


Earthwork Begins


Factory Entrance
 

These facilities will process wholesale head of cattle and sheep well along the food value chain toward retail sale, adding corresponding revenues for each head of cattle or sheep.


Ready for Foundations
 

As such, SJAP itself mirrors the benefits of vertical integration implicit in Sino Agro Food's overriding "farm to plate" concept



Foundations.



Vertical Structure Begins
 

 

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