Published: Saturday October 27, 2012 MYT 3:55:00 PM
Updated: Saturday October 27, 2012 MYT 10:14:33 PM
Malacca allocates RM1mil to restart cattle farming
MALACCA: The Malacca state government will allocate RM1mil to re-start cattle farming in the state next January via a profit-sharing system.
Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the move was taken, following the failure of cattle farming through feedlot system in Pulau Besar, Semujuk and Alor Gajah, which was carried out to replace cattle farming through profit-sharing in the state.
He said the implementation of cattle farming next year was aimed at overcoming the shortage of cattle in Malacca.
"Through the programme, the government will buy the cattle and hand them over to the breeders, especially in villages where grass is available for grazing," he added.
Mohd Ali was speaking to reporters after attending a group sacrificial programme involving 19 cows at the Al-Azim Mosque here Saturday.
He said the calves would later be divided equally between the farmers and the state government, in which the two sides would also share the profits.
Mohd Ali said the programme would be managed by state government subsidiary Melaka Foundation, with the cooperation of the state agriculture department.
The chief minister said cattle farming through profit-sharing kept cattle farming costs to the minimum.
Feedlot farming, on the other hand, required high expenditure for feed, medicine and proper pens. - Bernama