Established in 1975, the organization was rebranded as it became incorporated. With the initial broiler breeder farm and hatchery established in 1976, Bairaha began a journey that kept evolving for over four decades. Since then, the company has grown at an exponential rate with winning awards and recognition from multiple entities and gaining all major quality certifications. Such recognition enhanced our credibility to be considered Sri Lanka’s premier supplier of best quality chicken and processed meat.
Each milestone we crossed changed the direction of the organization for the better. Looking back at the timeline of growth, we are humbly proud of what we have achieved over the years and we are certainly optimistic about the milestones we are yet to accomplish in the future.
Our journey from 1975 is a remarkable one. Following is a glimpse of the journey we had, since its inception.
Bairaha Farms Ltd. (formerly known as M I M Naleem Hajiar & Co.Ltd.) was incorporated on the 17th October 1975.
Establishment of a Parent Broiler Breeder Farm and Hatchery in Katana.
Commencement of commercial Broiler Farm operation in a 65-acre site at Pasyala. Establishment of a pioneering project in setting up of a state-of-the-art chicken processing factory equipped with machinery imported from Europe.
Bairaha Farms Ltd. (BFL) pioneered and inaugurated a Contract Growing Scheme in the Gampaha District enabling farmers to grow and supply live broiler birds to the Company. Today, there are hundreds of such contract farmers, located in several districts.
BFL became a Public Listed Company and at the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Company shares were over subscribed by more than 2.04 times on the opening day itself of the public share issue.
Bairaha Farms PLC was awarded a Certificate of Compliance for the 1999/2000 Annual Report in the category of Food and Beverage Companies, in the Annual Report Competition organised by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.In the same year Bairaha Group was awarded the internationally-recognised ISO 9002 Certificate for Quality Management System and HACCP Food Safety Certificate.
A landmark agreement was signed between Bairaha Farms PLC and Hybro B V of Netherlands at the Headquarters of Hybro in Boxmeer, Netherlands to set-up a joint venture Grand Parent Broiler Breederproject in Sri Lanka. The first batch of Grand Parent Chicks were imported by the joint venture company, namely, Fortune G-P Farms (Lanka) Ltd.
The Company was awarded the third place for running the Best Poultry Breeder Farm at the National Livestock Award presented by the Ministry of Livestock Development.
Received Gold Award in the Manufacturers and Exporters of Household Consumable Product category at the 4th Annual Sri Lanka-Malaysian Business Awards 2008 ceremony organised by the Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Council.Received Gold Award in the Producer/Processor – Large Category at the Agribusiness Awards 2008 organised by the National Agribusiness Council.
Bairaha Farms PLC share price reached an all-time high of LKR 525 in January 2011. Market capitalisation of Bairaha Farms PLC reached LKR 8.4 Bn. Fortune G-P Farms (Lanka) Ltd, received a Bronze Export Award in the year 2010 from the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka.Bairaha was presented with a prestigious Forbes Asia Award in a ceremony held in Hong Kong.
Produced and sold the highest number of broiler day-old chicks by the Group in its history.
The joint venture feed mill commenced its operations.
Bairaha Group reported the highest ever profit and turnover in its history.
In a ceremony held in March 2018, Cobb-Vantress Inc., informed Bairaha Farms PLC, that the Company’s breeder farms productivity was comparable to the best in the Asian Region.Broiler Farm performance has been tremendously improved mainly due to the high and consistent quality of feed supplied by our joint venture company, Fortune Agro Industries (Pvt) Ltd.
Fortune GP Farms was recognised as the best grand parent farm in Asia by Cobb-Vantress Inc.Completed implementation of SAP ERP across all the companies in the Group.Opening of a day-old chick sales centre in Kochchikade, Gampaha District.Acquisition of CIC maize storage facility by the joint venture company to strengthen backward integration.
Awarded with the “FSSC 22000 Certification” (Food Safety System Certification),the first Company in the FMCG meat sub-sector in Sri Lanka to receive this prestigious compliance certification.Venturing into export market.
FMCG Asia Awards 2021
Bairaha Farms PLC bagged the Environmental Social Governance Initiative of the Year Award in Sri Lanka for 2021 at the FMCG Asia Awards. For the first time in Sri Lanka, a chicken recipe book written in Braille was launched to help those who are visually challenged to enjoy a zest for reading and cooking in a format they can understand.