Sunday, March 16, 2014
A Very Small Town Call Tenggaroh 3, Daerah Mersing, Johor !!!
I was engaged by a company to check if this location is suitable to start a BH.
The town is new and I was very impressed with the surrounding.
According to the input provided, this new township project started about one year ago (2013).
The idea was to implement something that is new in agriculture.
The participants about 100 couples were selected from Felda settler's family in the district.
Each of the participant was given a home and a kind of full time job to become a modern farmer.
They will be paid a monthly salary and their job is in running a green house complex growing golden melons, fish and chicken breeding.
The fish are breed in tanks and their waste are collected, added with specially formulated fertilizer and used to feed to those melon trees.
Once those melons are harvested the tree waste will be grinned and added with food supplements to fed to chicken.
Again they hold these chickens in a dent above another type of fish pond. The chicken waste drops directly into the fish pond below it.
It is more like a complete cycle and nothing go to waste.
At the moment the farm focus on golden and rock melons.
The fish types are those of talapia, catfish and jade perch.
A very new concept and I think the concept is new in Malaysia and should be expanded to a larger scale.
It provide jobs to a 100 family.
A bit to many workers but maybe one day the number of green houses and those fish ponds can be increased.
Okay where do I come in?
I was engaged to check if the location, around this new farm, is suitable for swiftlet farming.
I was there on March 14th and came back on May 15th 2014.
Conducted a number of bird call tests and inspected a number of locations to find out if there are any BHs in the vicinity.
The number of birds responded were within the minimum range and I would say that there is a strong chance of success if a properly designed BH is erected.
There is no competitor within 15 miles radius, near to the sea and located in the middle of a palm oil plantation.
Have some fun withe some pictures taken: