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Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018

Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018
Calling for participants to this special Swiftlet Farming Seminar to be held in Sandakan, Sabah. You will be given the opportunity to learn and at same time to enter two BHs plus how to prepare MV3 aroma, Seminar will be held at Sandakan Hotel, Sandakan Sabah. For detail please PM 0177551318

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sabah Is More Aggressive In Their Swiftlet Farming !!!

From the way things are moving I think the state of Sabah have a better future in Swiftlet farming in Malaysia.

The state seems to be the first to announce the guideline that was recently adopted.

The rest seems to have no direction.

I was in Sarawak recently and the stories given by my contact seems to be totally negative.

They don't even know when the state of Sarawak will adopt the so called guidelines.

No one wanted to say anything and you don't really know who can we talk to in giving a talk about Swiftlet Farming Guidelines for the state of Sarawak.

"Pak Harry after one week of being kicked around I wanted to give up."  A sincere comment by my partner whom I asked to get the local authority to give a one hour talk on the selected topic.

Last month when I was in Sabah I can feel the good vibes from two of their officers who joined me to give a one day swiftlet farming seminar in Semporna.

The officers seems to be very friendly with all the participants and is willing to help those who would like to get any license that will help to promote the industry.

"Pak Harry we will give free service to ensure that any person who owned a BH be registered as our producer.  In the meantime we are about to approve one more company to be Sabah third exporter to China."

These change of attitudes are very helpful to all our BH owners and processing centres.

I hope the other states in Malaysia will follow Sabah's attitudes.

Please read this latest news from Sabah and found at

Bird's nest production to top RM3.5bn in 2020

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is expected to have 63,000 swiftlet premises in 2020, producing 870 metric tonnes of bird's nest worth RM3.5 billion.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin said this is based on the high value and large potential for swiftlet farming in the country.
He said in 2010 alone, the production of bird's nest was around 290 metric tonnes valued at RM1.2 billion.
"The government has identified swiftlet farming as a high potential industry, and as such, accorded it priority in the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)," he added.
He was speaking at a ceremony to officiate the opening of the Certification Seminar for good swiftlet Farm Practices Scheme (SALT) here today.
Yahya, who is also the state Agriculture and Food Industries Minister said in Sabah, the production of Edible Bird Nest (EBN) had long been practised, particularly, traditional bird's nest of high quality from caves, including Gua Guomantong and Gua Madai.
He said the export value of bird's nest contributed by Sabah was in the range of about RM13 million to RM17 million annually, with the main markets being Hong Kong and China.
He said apart from caves, the rearing of swiftlets was on the rise. "According to the Sabah Wildlife Department, in just 2009, there were 500 swiftlet premises in the state," he added.
Yahya said however, over the last two years, the market for bird's nest had fallen, following allegations that it contained nitrite which could endanger the health of consumers.
"Following enforcement to ensure zero nitrite by China, the price of bird's nest suffered a sudden fall of up to 50 per cent.
"The Malaysian government however, has discussed with its Chinese counterpart, on ensuring that the quality of bird's nest from the country met the standards set," he added.
Yahya said that for last year, 43 swiftlet premises in the state had met the SALT certification, and in 2013,, the Department of Veterinary Services and Animal Husbandry (JPHPT) had targeted 300 premises.
He expressed the hope that more plants for the processing of bird's nest would be established, making Sabah the main producer of the product of high quality, which also met the standards of importing countries.

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