Pig farms to close by Dec 31, says ministry


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: All existing pig farms in the country should close down by Dec 31 this year and the industry in future will operate under the new “Pig Farming Area” (PFA) concept, Secretary-General of the Agriculture Ministry Datuk Abi Musa Asa’arai Mohamed Nor said. 

He said the decision to have the new concept of pig farming was arrived at after considering the future of the pig farming industry and concerns expressed over the issue of pollution and problems to public health from disorganised farms. 

“Existing farms will close in stages starting with those in a serious situation of pollution and threatening public health,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

He said after Jan 1, 2007, only PFAs would be allowed and they must meet the basic criteria in the case of closed PFA there should be a buffer zone of 300m radius where the pigs should not be allowed to drink water and in the case of open farms the radius is 500m. 

“All pig production will only be allowed within the PFA once enough such areas are developed to enable the existing farms to be shifted there.” – Bernama  

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