Saturday, June 9, 2012
How To Know A BH that is Legal !!!
If you are new in swiftlet farming industry you will be amazed with how many BHs are legal and how many are not.
According to my informer, Jabatan Veterinar of Malaysia indicated that there are at least 50,000 to 60,000 BHs in Malaysia. (I think there are much more than that).
Less than 1000 are with approved license, about 4000 waiting for their turn while the rest you know what I know.
I was invited to see a recently legalized BH and there was nothing different however this BH was given a kind of plastic marker at the main entrance door.
The owner indicated that he went to apply for the lisence and within a few days he received a call saying that there will be some one from Veterinar Department visiting his BH.
They came in three cars, about 8-10 of them, and will start to inspect his BH in and out.
The only complain from them was that his BH humidity was not proper. They wanted the BH humidity to be reduce to below 90%RH.
At the time of visit his BH was a bit on the high side, 98%RH.
The next thing they did was to drill a hole at the main entrance door and inserted a so call RFID chip.
The chip was install in a short pipe and covered with a cap.
Have a look at the so call chip casing.
The owner was instructed to ensure that every visitor that enter his BH be recorded on a log pad with their name, details and their comment.
I became the first person to leave some comment.
So now you have seen the chip's casing and from now on if you happen to visit any BH check on this item.
If they are on the wall at the entrance area, you know that the BH is legal. The rest, without, are illegal.
The cost of getting the RFID is only 50 ringgit.