The second pig farming area in Sungai Selabi, Selangau approved

Posted on 24 Nov 2023
Source of News: Suara Sarawak

Pig farming in PFA Pasir Puteh, Simunjan

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has approved the application for a second large-scale commercial pig farming area (PFA) in Sungai Selabi, Selangau with an area of 233 hectares to cover local needs and the pig export market.

However, said Deputy Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Development, Datuk Martin Ben at this point, his ministry is identifying operators for the PFA.

"When fully operational, it has the potential to produce 250,000 pigs per year," he said.

Maclaine said this when responding to Tebedu assemblyman Dr Simon Sinang Bada's question regarding the proposed construction of a new pig farm in another Division to increase domestic and export production in conjunction with the 19th State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here, today.

Commenting further, Martin said the government has also identified a site in Samarakan, Bintulu to be developed as a new PFA.

He added that the Sarawak Veterinary Services Department (DVSS) has also received applications from the private sector to use its own site to develop commercial-scale pig breeding areas.

"The application will be processed and evaluated based on the guidelines for the establishment of Modern Pig Farming (MPF)," he explained.

At the same time, he said there are ten commercial pig farms that are still operating with an estimated total production of 250,000 pigs per year where this amount is sufficient to meet local needs and the export market, which is Singapore.

He also revealed that his ministry allows the opening of new farms to operate if the MPF conditions are met, especially good farm biosecurity practices.

"Applicants need to make a written application to DVSS for inspection and advice," he said.

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