HIGH-TECH CONTRACT GROWERS
Not the typical contract growers are the brothers Arvin and Angel Bryan Yumul who run a high-tech automated broiler farm in Lian, Batangas. Between the two of them, they raise 100,000 broilers at a time, housed in five buildings, each containing 20,000 chickens.
Angel Bryan, 36, and the younger brother, is a biology graduate from La Salle and he is the expert in farm animals, says his brother.
On the other hand, Arvin is a mechanical engineer who appears to be deeply obsessed with the latest gadgets that are available in the industry. He regularly travels to the United States to observe the latest machines and equipment that will make raising chickens as automated as possible. That is why you will not smell the usual foul odor encountered in an ordinary poultry farm when you visit their Lightning Ridge Farm in Brgy.Binubusan, Lian town. You will be lucky if you see a fly in their farm.