SERDANG – Johor Corporation (JCorp) is interested to acquire National Feedlot Centre’s (NFC) satellite farm in Gemas, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“JCorp has submitted its application to me and it will submit a detailed technical report to the Veterinary Department,” he said.
Ismail Sabri said this at a media briefing after presenting a special address to the ministry’s staff here today.
He said the matter was still at the discussion stage and it still needed the consent of the Negeri Sembilan government which is responsible for the NFC farm in Gemas.
NFC has 61 satellite farms in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
The minister said reviving the farms was one of the ministry’s initiative to boost livestock productivity, including the opening of new breeding areas in Perak.
“We are also going to focus on breeding cattle for milk and beef,” he said.
Ismail Sabri said the ministry also wanted to cooperate with government-linked companies (GLCs) to help the country boost agriculture output.
“I have indicated my intention to various agencies like Felcra, Felda and Tabung Haji, and they will try to get other GLCs to help boost output,” he said. – BERNAMA