MELAKA, State of Melaka, Malaysia, The livestock industry needs to implement a closed house livestock breeding system, in line with current needs and the rapid development of technology in the industry, as well as, the state’s position as one of the country’s main food producers.
Melaka Chief Minister, Adly Zahari, said, the need to implement the system would not only have a positive impact on the quality and quantity of production, but would also reduce pollution.
“The state livestock production has increased from RM1,473.96 million (USD362.75 million) in 2016 to RM1.477.08 million (USD363.68 million) last year, and this has highlighted Melaka’s ability to be the country’s major food producer.
“Hence, the state government, under the new government of Pakatan Harapan, strives to ensure that breeders can continue to play a proactive role, using the latest technologies and upgrading traditional farms, to boost cleanliness, in line with the slogan ‘Smart, Green, Clean,” he told reporters, after officiating a Swearing and Dinner Ceremony of the Melaka Livestock Breeders’ Association here last night.
He said, the proposal would not be implemented immediately, as there were some constraints that farmers would have to face, especially capital, as modernising the system required a high expenditure.
Source: NAM News Network