September 21, 2022


Cattle farm part of Sarawak, Malaysia authority's efforts to expand cattle-based production in Serian



The Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) in Sarawak, Malaysia, is operating a cattle-breeding farm at Mayang, according to a report from the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).


The report said the Mayang Breeding and Fattening Farm is one of Salcra's initiatives to expand the production of cattle products in Serian.


Deputy Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Martin Ben, who recently visited the farm, was quoted as saying that he wanted to see Serian be a part of the state's cattle production drive.


He also hoped that the farm would increase of income of local people.


Ben said Sarawak's self-sufficiency level in beef was only 12% while the rest was imported from foreign countries.


The Kedup assemblyman believed the livestock sector could be developed for farmers to diversify their income base in addition to commercial agriculture such as planting of palm oil, rice and other crops.


The Ukas report said the breeding farm aims to produce 1,500 calves per year, and would be used as a one-stop centre for treatment and quarantine of cows.

- Borneo Post

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