Saturday, February 3, 2007

Visit To A Goat Farm in Batu Arang, Selangor


Educational Visit to A Goat Farm

On 31 July 2004, KSSE organized an educational visit to a goat farm in Batu Arang, Selangor. About 30 staff joined the visit including their children. The 5 Chinese staff from Elektrisola China who are currently under training in EM, also joined us. We all went with the company’s bus. Batu Arang is a small town, consisting of just two blocks of old shop houses and reminded us of the old days before Independence Day.

During the visit we were briefed by the farm owner, Encik Kamal Basha Mohd Haniffa, a qualified engineer who lived in Australia for many years, then decided to come back to start the farm in Batu Arang. The farm is set on rolling 350 acres. It maintains a herd of 1,400 goats, namely milk-producing Saanen and breeding Boers. One breeder of Boer costs him RM9,000! He also rears 600 Sika and Tomorensis deer. So, please do not think that goat business is a cheap business. The best thing at the farm is the visit to the goat pen where people enjoy interacting with the young goats. The pen is also very clean and hygienic with fans on the ceiling!

We were shown the milking process and how yogurt is made. We also got the chance to taste the milk and yogurt. The tour was only one and half-hours. But it was worth our while. If you have some land and plan to be a modern farmer, you may contact Encik Kamal to get more information:

Sheeptrade Enterprise (M) Sdn Bhd
Pusat Ternakan Haiwan (Rusa)
R4 Jalan Ladang Caledonia
48100 Batu Arang, Selangor
Tel: 00-603-6035 2808

Or you might just want to take your children for an outing, they will enjoy playing with the young and cute goats. The beautiful forest will be very soothing to your eyes, too.

Translation to Malay:

Lawatan Sambil Belajar ke Ladang Ternakan Kambing

Pada 31 Julai 2004, KSSE telah mengadakan lawatan sambil belajar ke ladang ternakan kambing di Batu Arang, Selangor. Lebih kurang 30 orang pekerja dan anak-anak mereka mengambil bahagian dalam lawatan ini. Kami pergi dengan menaiki bas milik syarikat. Lima orang pekerja Elektrisola China yang sedang menjalani latihan di EM, juga turut serta. Pekan kecil Batu Arang, hanya mempunyai dua blok bangunan kedai, mengingatkan kami kepada zaman sebelum merdeka.

Semasa lawatan, kami diberi penerangan bagaimana ladang itu dikendalikan oleh pemilik ladang sendiri. Encik Kamal Basha Mohd Haniffa, seorang jurutera bertauliah yang tinggal lama di Australia, kemudian mengambil keputusan untuk pulang dan membuka ladang ternak ini di Batu Arang. Ladang ini terbentang indah di atas kawasan seluas 350 ekar. Ia mengendalikan sebanyak 1,400 ekor kambing dari baka Saanen untuk susu dan dari baka pembiakan Boers. Seekor baka pembiakan Boer mencecah harga RM9,000.00! Jadi, janganlah and berfikir bahawa memelihara kambing ini satu perniagaan yang murah. Tarikan utama di ladang ini ialah apabila kita melawat kandang kambing di mana kita boleh bermain-main dengan anak-anak kambing yang comel. Kandang kambing di sini memang bersih dan mempunyai kipas angin!

Kami juga ditujukkan cara memerah susu dan juga cara membuat yogut. Kami turut dihidangkan dengan susu dan yogut kambing. Lawatan ini hanya satu setengah jam. Tetapi masa itu amat bererti. Sekiranya anda mempunyai tanah dan bercadang untuk menjadi penternak moden, silalah hubungi Encik Kamal untuk mendapat keterangan lanjut:

Sheeptrade Enterprise (M) Sdn Bhd
Pusat Ternakan Haiwan (Rusa)
R4 Jalan Ladang Caledonia
48100 Batu Arang, Selangor
Tel: 00-603-6035 2808

Atau anda ingin membawa anak-anak bersiar, mereka pasti akan bergembira bermain dengan anak-anak kambing yang comel. Hutan yang terbentang indah itu juga pastinya menyejukkan mata anda.

2 comments:

Lark said...

Well said.

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