Thursday, October 16, 2008

Creating the Philippine Cultured Edible Birds' Nest Industry

It’s All About China: By 2010 many experts believe that China will have eclipsed the U. S. and Europe as the world’s biggest economy. China’s economy has been growing at a frenetic pace for about two decades and this trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. If China buys, the world suffers a shortage. This can be seen in the demand for oil, steel, rubber and the ultimate Chinese epicurean delight – edible bird’s nest.

The demand for edible bird’s nest (EBN) has always exceeded supply and in 2006 farm gate prices (Malaysia) ranged from US$1,200 to $1,800 per kilogram. Prices for processed nests prior to consumption in Hong Kong were from US$6,000 to $7,000 per kilogram. Total retail turnover in 2004 was estimated at US$ 1.3 billion; by 2006 this had ballooned to US$ 3.8 billion. Historically, demand has grown at approximately 15% a year.[1]

Suppliers of Edible Bird’s Nest: Indonesia (60%), Thailand (20%) and Malaysia (15%) are the major EBN producers with Vietnam and Myanmar steadily increasing their production. Nests are also sourced from Sri Lanka, India and – the Philippines. There is no record of Philippine production figures although traditionally the nests are found in El Nido in northern Palawan.[2]

World’s Top EBN Producers, 2006[3]

Indonesia - 60%
Thailand - 20%
Malaysia - 15%
Vietnam, Myanmar, etc. - 5%


Cultured Edible Nests: Originally the swiftlets that produce the nests settled in caves but today the technology for culturing the nests in purpose-built structures exists. The technology was first developed in Indonesia and was transferred to Malaysia by Indonesian ethnic Chinese after the Indonesian race riots in 1997.

Today Indonesia is estimated to have at least 150,000 nest farms while Malaysia, which had a mere 150 nests farms before 1997, reports 30,000 nest farms by mid-2005. Thailand, a latecomer, now has 70,000 farms while Vietnam has 5,000 farms. There are no nests farms in the Philippines.

[1] Hai and Lee. The Complete Introductory Guide to Swiftlet Farming, .Struan Inc. Sdn. Bhd, Penang, Malaysia, 2006.
[2] Philippine annual production is estimated at 5 tons.
[3] 2007 Malaysian Swiftlet Farming Industry Report

23 comments:

  1. Sir Dick,
    Pezlo'85 here. I am very interested in your EBN. Hope I can discuss it with you personally. I am now a part time armed farmer of the Philippines. Emailed you also personally. Ty sir.

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    2. I come from Malaysia, we can provide transfer technology to attract swiftlet to enter the farm house to build bird's nest, and the acquisition of bird's nest, you can communicate by face book eseven resources or Sunny yong hin sent phone +60127220055

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  2. Dick,
    Can we compare these birds to cattle that can be maintain in the open and fed in open grassland or like the kobe beef that can be confined and fed/maintained in a smaller area? What minimum number would your suggest for a conservative start and in what area/structure? Also, do we already know the main ingredient of the food of the birds that causes such a delicasy? From JPRAMON'62(C-01980)

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    1. I come from Malaysia, we can provide transfer technology to attract swiftlet to enter the farm house to build bird's nest, and the acquisition of bird's nest, you can communicate by face book eseven resources or Sunny yong hin sent phone +60127220055

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    2. I come from Malaysia, we can provide transfer technology to attract swiftlet to enter the farm house to build bird's nest, and the acquisition of bird's nest, you can communicate by face book eseven resources or Sunny yong hin sent phone +60127220055

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  3. Kailangan po ba na malayo sa mataong lugar ang "bird's nest farm"?

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  4. To those who commented, I'm still trying to figure out how to reply to sender only. Since I can't access your e-mail address, I'll answer your comments here on a first come, first served basis.

    To Pezlo: Text me anytime so we can meet. C u.

    To Sir James: Nest or swiftlet farming can be compared to bee-keeping: the birds are free to roam and feed over a wide area but return to the colony/farm to nest and to breed. There are reports from Indonesia of swiftlets being raised by hand-feeding but I'm not sure if this has become commercially viable. The best approach, in my experience, is to convert an already existing colony into a nest farm. The nest itself is tasteless and is made up of - among others - glycoprotein. Biochemist Kong Yun-Cheng at the Chinese University of Hong
    Kong conducted a chemical analysis of the soup which revealed that
    there is a water-soluble glyco-protein in the nest which promotes
    cell division within the immune system. However, it is destroyed
    during the cleaning process. Therefore, the soup is actually of
    low nutritive value. However, the Chinese swear by it for the past several centuries.

    To Rogelio: Sa Malaysia at Indonesia, sa gitna mismo ng kabayanan nagpupugad ang mga ibon. Kaya ang Malaysia ay nagtupad ng batas na nagbabawal magtayo ng nest farm sa kabayanan.

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  5. alam poba ninyo ang contact number at name ng buyer sa binondo?thanks po sa inyo.


    Ms. Cel Cruz
    celapril47@yahoo.com

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  6. Kumusta na ang EBN Farming ninyo? Wala na po kayong update dito sa blog. Meron din po bang swiftlet sa Northern part ng philippines like Isabela?

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  7. Hi, I would like to know if you are still in the business of EBN in Philipinnes. My wife and I would like to try it in Coron but we have no ideas how to start.
    Regards,
    Joakim

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  8. hi there

    im in northern mindnao,,,,please
    email me your no. so that i can talk to you

    thanks in advance

    boyet22@yahoo.com

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  9. Hi I'm am interested to know more regarding ebn. How much capital do u need if want to start this kind of business? Where to sell it in binondo? Is there a place where you can buy this birds so I can cultivate them in controled environment? U can contact me at my email jeffarddc3@gmail.com

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  10. Hello po interesado po ako mag ebn business papaano ko po kayo makokontak through cel phone or landline number saan po ang office niyo or farm. Anu ano po ang dapat kung malaman patungkol sa ebn na negosyo at sa pag aalaga ng mga swiftlets ibon.Sa Pangasinan ko po ilalagay ang farm kung possible po
    ang email ko po:rick@navs.com.ph
    Ako po si Ricky from Alabang

    Marami pong salamat
    Hintayin ko po ang inyong reply

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  11. i am selling swiftlet or balinsasayaw raw bird's nest. interested buyer contact me thru 09069548570 or email me at jasonmacasero143@gmail.com

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    1. Pls huwag kayo maniwala sa taong to..scammer po yan nag order,po ako ng 1kilo swiflet birdnest ang pinadala po sakin pugad po ng ibang bird puro sanga2x lng talaga...nag order din po ako same time ng dried abalone pinadala po sakin dried suso shell po...binalock nya po agad ako sa fb pagka msg ko po sa kanya sa mga pinadala nya...

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    2. I come from Malaysia, we can provide transfer technology to attract swiftlet to enter the farm house to build bird's nest, and the acquisition of bird's nest, you can communicate by face book eseven resources or phone +60127220055 Sunny yong

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    3. I come from Malaysia, we can provide transfer technology to attract swiftlet to enter the farm house to build bird's nest, and the acquisition of bird's nest, you can communicate by face book eseven resources or Sunny yong hin sent phone +60127220055

      Delete
    4. I come from Malaysia, we can provide transfer technology to attract swiftlet to enter the farm house to build bird's nest, and the acquisition of bird's nest, you can communicate by face book eseven resources or Sunny yong hin sent phone +60127220055

      Delete