Expert farm hands needed

JOHOR BARU: Johor Corporation (JCorp) has announced that they are offering their expertise to take over the management of the National Feedlot Center (NFC) facilities in Gemas, Negri Sembilan.

JCorp president and chief executive officer Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim said however, they were not interested in taking over the company and only wanted to take over the management of its farm in Gemas.

He said that they were also confident to handle all NFC farms nationwide based on their capabilities and their more than 10 years of experience in handling 10 feedlot farms in the state.

“We wanted to offer our services to one of NFC farm in Gemas based on the facilities that they have and will be having discussion with Negri Sembilan government regarding the matter soon.

“We have stated our readiness to take over the facilities to the respective ministry and will also discuss further with the Veterinary Department on the matter,” he said after officiating the launch of Hari Bistari for 2015 at Kompleks Mutiara Johor Land, recently.

Previously, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that JCorp was interested to recuperate about 57 abandoned farms including the one in Gemas in order to increase the production of beef and buffalo in the country.

Kamaruzzaman also said that JCorp and the Veterinary Department need to discuss further about the matter with Negri Sembilan government as the farm in Gemas had been handed over to the state government.

Meanwhile, he said that Jcorp was committed to ensure that the participation from schools towards the Bistari programme had been successful since it was established in 1992.

“It was recorded that we had successfully raised profit - about RM30mil - from the Bistari programme which was conducted between 1992 until 2014,” he said adding that the objective of the programme was to create awareness towards entrepreneurial culture since school was successfully achieved.

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