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    Starting a new bussiness in thailand

    Hello Thai dreamers,
    I live in USA and visited Thailand twice.
    I am planning to establish a catfish farm or a pig farm in Thailand.
    Can anybody give me some information about where the catfish and pig wholesalers in north of Phuket?
    I did try to do search on the internet but no luck.
    Also I need information about leasing a land. How can I find the real estate broker and so.
    I have a Thai fiance but she has no clue about all these.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Good luck! Teak Door Forum and Thai Visa Forum may have more threads that will help.

    Are you going to run it?
    Is fiance a good manager?

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    Hi sencelab and welcome to the board.
    I am not a farmer in Thailand so forgive me for that.
    Mostly, those starting out in this field are expanding on an existing local family business which is already accepted, but can be improved.
    You may not find it easy going it alone in a foreign country.
    Tread very carefully and don't put too much of your money in unless you are 100% sure.
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    Will the fiancee (assuming a female) be the financer.?
    Do you or her have any experience in these or farming for profit?
    What do you mean by "north of Phuket" - Thalang, Phang Nah,Ranong?

    You are correct to research where the markets are if you want to go beyond subsistence farming and how to get your products there year-round so you can get wholesale/retail price instead of taking farmgate price from a middleman.
    Teakdoor Farming forum is a useful resource.
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    Thank you.

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    What type of catfish are you planning on farming? pla duk?,

    With the pigs what age? breed?

    I don't know any thing about Phuket area, but know a lot about pigs, currently farming around 300 odd, but a long long way from Phuket.

    but can give a rough idea on prices for both fish and pigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven_ View Post
    What type of catfish are you planning on farming? pla duk?,

    With the pigs what age? breed?

    I don't know any thing about Phuket area, but know a lot about pigs, currently farming around 300 odd, but a long long way from Phuket.

    but can give a rough idea on prices for both fish and pigs.
    Put it out here Seven - a few will be interested.

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    Senceceleb - the best advice I got for living here over the past 7 years was with businesses and Girlfriends - live here for 6 months minimum sitting by the pool while you start to understand how it works in the LOS (land of scams).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    Put it out here Seven - a few will be interested.
    I would but not many on here seem interested, not that I have a problem with that, but I can't be bothered posting stuff that nobody really wants to talk about, if the OP comes back and asks maybe I will or if people generally want to know.

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    @7 - you might be surprised how many are interested.

    MIL used to keep pigs but after Por fell ill she gave it away as they do require a lot of care and feed can be expensive. Seems pig farming is less intensive here and pork is very tender and sweeter than Aus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    @7 - you might be surprised how many are interested.

    MIL used to keep pigs but after Por fell ill she gave it away as they do require a lot of care and feed can be expensive. Seems pig farming is less intensive here and pork is very tender and sweeter than Aus.
    Would agree as does MW far nicer there...Organic pigs??
    Though I not really like the old chooks that get killed for Tom Yum but I think I am the only one as MW looks at me funny.55555
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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbits View Post
    Would agree as does MW far nicer there...Organic pigs??
    Though I not really like the old chooks that get killed for Tom Yum but I think I am the only one as MW looks at me funny.55555
    Betagro appears to be market leader in swine production although pigs are sold to market by thousands of much smaller growers. Meat quality to do with breed of pig and quality of feed perhaps? I'm not sure where CP/Makro were getting their pork before but quality suddenly improved in last month.

    Thai farm chooks are scrawny things but ok bbq'd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    @7 - you might be surprised how many are interested.
    For sure, i am always interested in anything farming related in Thailand ... Clippy's fish farming is a great example of a interesting farm related read..

    We all need to remember there are by heaps more readers than actual posters ( unfortunitely )
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    Here's my contribution to pig farming in Thailand................Here is a pic of our 2 x pigs at the Paer's coffee farm lastmonth, there was 3 x pigs but we ate one 555


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Betagro appears to be market leader in swine production although pigs are sold to market by thousands of much smaller growers. Meat quality to do with breed of pig and quality of feed perhaps? I'm not sure where CP/Makro were getting their pork before but quality suddenly improved in last month.

    Thai farm chooks are scrawny things but ok bbq'd.

    I'm sure the Thai farm chooks are a special scrawny breed for the gelatinous and cartilage portions like feet and heads - that's why they go in the soup pot.

    There are "normal" chooks in the supermarkets, free range and even "organic" (different yellow colour).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Here's my contribution to pig farming in Thailand................Here is a pic of our 2 x pigs at the Paer's coffee farm lastmonth, there was 3 x pigs but we ate one 555


    We had some black pigs (10 odd) a couple of years ago, MIL was told there was good money in them, I disagreed, in the end couldn't give them away so had a big BBQ in the village and ate them. 555

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