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Malaysia Builds Feed Mills For Livestock

20 January 2010

MALAYSIA - Malaysia will build feed mills to support and develop the livestock industry as part of efforts to increase beef supply for local consumption.

According to AllAboutFeed.net, Marditech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mardi, and Sime Darby, will be asked to venture into the field to overcome shortage of meat in the country as well as to overcome the problem of high pricing.

The Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI) was established with the objective of developing and improving appropriate new technology and related industries in agriculture in Malaysia.

"The government will offer an area in Kluang (a town in southern Johor-state in Peninsular Malaysia), for a modern agriculture project for the mill.

“At the same time we will encourage farmers in the country to grow crops such as corn and tapioca using the contractual farming concept," Agriculture Minister Noh Omar told Malaysian journalists.

Government visit

Minister Omar, who headed a delegation of senior government officials and officials of government-linked companies, was visiting the Bekri feedlot cattle centre, P.T. Sentosa Agrindo, as well as the livestock feed producing centre at the Japfa Commfeed and Fodder Cultivation Area.

Minister Omar told AllAboutFeed.net in efforts to further develop the livestock industry, especially cattle, he had asked the Veterinary Services Department to draft a new policy for cattle rearing in the country.

"Supply of beef locally is still insufficient and we have to import the meat from several countries and the amount has to be increased each festive season," he said.

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