Felcra project to produce 3.6 million chickens a year


ROMPIN: A large-scale closed-system poultry farming project involving an allocation of about RM60mil in Kampung Tanjung Seratus here will be operational in December, says Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

The project undertaken by Felcra Bhd on an area of about 20ha is capable of supplying 600,000 chickens in a 35-day cycle, or 3.6 million chickens in its first year of operation.

Currently, the country needs more than two million chickens per day, or about 62.9 million per month.

This initiative, Mahdzir said, could help the country maintain its food supply while also being able to boost the economy by creating job opportunities for local residents, Bernama reported.

“Felcra has engaged experts with the technology for this project.

“In addition, Felcra will also establish areas or sites in other states to increase the country’s chicken supply,” he added.

The project is part of a plan to diversify Felcra’s business and not rely only on the oil palm plantation sector.

In addition to chicken coops, there are proposals for other facilities to be built on the project site, including quarters for workers and management staff, machinery stores, administrative offices and laboratories.

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