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Sunday, July 12, 2009

How To Choose The Type Of Corner Covers !!!

Been flooded with question about how to choose the right type of corner covers.

When I was in Pekan Nenas, inside a new BH with the owner, the same question was posted to me.

I think before we discuss about corner covers we should ask ourself why people use corner covers?

Let me relate a true story happened about three months ago:

I have one very bad experience selling raw nests to a processing center.

I took with me about two kilograms of raw nests to this processing center and the owner happened to be my good friend. I asked him to evaluate how much he was prepared to purchase all of them.

What he did was simple.

First he weight the total quantity of nest in the plastic bag. He then poured all of them on a clean piece of plastic mat.

Okay he said. I am going to segregate the nests based on their shapes.

He segregated the consignment into four: those with 180* shape,130* & odd (according to him), 90* and broken nests.

What's next?

He then weight each of them separately. Once he got the weights he will calculate the cost based on the four shapes.

At that time, the prices, based on shapes,were 180* was RM3,800, the 130*& odd was RM,3,200, the 90* was RM3,000 and the broken nests were at RM2,800.

Which mean to say if my consignment was all with 180* shape I will get almost 700 riggit higher then those odd shapes nests (roughly).

Which mean if I wanted to make more money I have to minimise all the other shapes except 180*. I need to avoid nest being easily broken too.

So which will type of all those corner covers will help me to minimise the odd shapes except the 180*?

Is it the excess nesting planks cut into a rectangular shape?

It is the one made of wood that fits nicely into the 90* corner or how about those steel plates?

I am sure you are smart enough to choose the right type if you look at these photos.

Choose the one that will result in the least percentages of broken and odd shape nests.

Remember if the corner covers you choose gave use the odd shapes you will continue producing the odd shape every harvest or perhaps forever. Just calculate the looses incurred just for being so unintelligent.

The lesser the odd shape nests the higher will be the value of nests you produce from your BH.

For me I will go with the steel plate type but my friend you must install them correctly. Look at the two pictures below and ask yourself if you harvest those nests will they be 180* shape?


K L said...

I don't quite understand why the price is also determined by the shape as it is the weight that matters. Does a 180 type tastes better than a 90 type ?

Harry The Swiftlet Anthusiast !!! said...

KL, U try yourself and take a kilo or two and sell to a processing center. Those 180* shape fetch a better price as compared to 130* and 90* shape. Those broken nests are the worste.