FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

Negara Tuan Rumah Seminar Kebahasaan MABBIM 2018           >>           Anggota PDB Terima Agihan Kurma Kurnia           >>           Pusat Kesihatan Panaga Rai Ulang Tahun Ke-50           >>           Peserta Kursus 'Fire Marshal' Terima Sijil           >>           Projek 'Buy 1 Donate 1' Sumbangan Untuk Warga OKU           >>           Imbangan Perdagangan Meningkat 51.3 Peratus Pada Disember 2017           >>           Nisfu Syaaban 1439 Falls On Tuesday, 17th Of April 2018           >>           Sekatan Jalan Raya Rampas 80 Karton Rokok           >>           Sebuah Syarikat Didakwa, Bawa Masuk Bahan Makanan Diragui Halal           >>           Brunei Siap Siaga Berentap Menentang Thailand           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

admin@brudirect.com

 

ADVERTISING

marketing@brudirect.com

 

PRESS RELEASE

pr@brudirect.com

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:40AM

Subuh

: 04:50AM

Syuruk

: 06:10AM

Doha

: 06:33AM

Zohor

: 12:19PM

Asar

: 03:34PM

Maghrib

: 06:26PM

Isyak

: 07:37PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Sabah


  Home > Sabah


Pork Shortage Until Third Quarter Of 2018


 


 January 11th, 2018  |  08:54 AM  |   1909 views

KOTA KINABALU

 

Pig farms in the State have started taking steps to increase supply by 10 to 20 percent to overcome the shortage of pork meat in the market.

 

However, the shortage is expected to persist till August or September as piglets require around a year to grow.

 

A local pig farm owner, who wished to remain unnamed, said both large-scale and smaller farm operators are working to address the shortage of pork meat in the market.

 

He said the root of the problem was that the sales of pork meat had declined during the market slowdown when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) took effect in 2014. As sales of pork meat dropped, farm operators were confronted with excess supply of pigs, which required daily feeding and care.

 

In 2016, he said the main pig farms in the State sought assistance from the Department of Veterinary Services and Animal Industry to issue permits to export excess pork meat to West Malaysia, albeit, at a loss.

 

Since the drop in sales, he said pig farms have started to limit their productions based on market demands to avoid excess supply. When the demand suddenly came up, especially as tourist arrivals increased last year, pig farms were unable to meet the demand for pork.

 

“We are aware of the shortage of pork meat in the market and have taken the necessary measures to increase production,” he said, adding that each farm had increased pig production by 10 to 20 percent.

 

However, he said the shortage could not be solved in the short term as the breeding process take time. Hence, the current pork shortage is expected to persist until the month of August or September.

 

On another note, he thanked the Department of Veterinary Services and Animal Industry for its strict control which prevented any contagious diseases from entering Sabah and affecting the pigs in the State.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of THE BORNEO POST

by Chok Sim Yee

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com

 

Related News


Shafie Sues Semporna Lawyer Ainal Fattah

 2018-04-26 09:40:15

North Korea Test Site Could Be Unusable After Collapse - Chinese Scientists

 2018-04-26 09:12:33

Buy Australian Bonds, Sell the Currency: Morgan Stanley

 2018-04-26 09:50:45