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Sarawak to Become Leading Cattle Meat Supplier Via Aussie Farm Purchase

28 May 2019

MALAYSIA - Sarawak is poised to become a leading cattle meat supplier in the Asean region, the Middle East and Australia following the acquisition of Carmor Plains Station in Darwin, Western Australia, by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC).

SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain said the A$20 million (RM58 million) acquisition of the new cattle station was earlier announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who recently led a delegation to Australia’s Northern Territory en route to SEDC’s Rosewood Cattle Station located in Western Australia.

"The acquisition of Carmor Plains Station, which has an area of 102,547 acres (41,499 hectares) will become the new feeding and fattening centre for the 32,000 cattle belonging to its Rosewood Station.

"It will be another investment for SEDC because of its accessibility to good feeding grounds for its cattle herds all year round and provide good breeding station for water buffaloes that SEDC exports to Limbang for domestication," he said at a media conference today.

Abdul Aziz said the prime locality of Carmor Plains Station is also another cost saving factor because it enables SEDC to leverage on the proximity -- two hours’ drive -- to Darwin Port where the full grown cattle will be shipped out for export.

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Source: The Star Online

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