2,000 live pigs exported to S’pore weekly from Simunjan, says Uggah

Uggah hitting the gong as a symbolic ceremony to close the Agriculture Department’s Agriculture Community Outreach Programme (AgriCOP) at Selangau today.

SELANGAU, Oct 28: Sarawak exports 2,000 live pigs to Singapore every week from the Pasir Puteh pig farming area (PFA) in Simunjan.

The information was disclosed by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas during an event here today.

He revealed that pig farming at Pasir Puteh, which the first PFA in Sarawak has been doing well since it was relocated there in 2018.

Uggah who is Modernisation Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister said there was great interest in livestock breeding including pig farming in Sarawak.

“The first PFA is in Pasir Puteh in Simunjan.

“The farm with its own abbatoir is doing very well and is exporting 2,000 live pigs to Singapore every week beside pork products.

“It has over 60,000 live pigs.

“Last year, its turnover was RM70 million,” he said.

Earlier this year, Uggah said Sarawak exported 1,200 live pigs every week to Singapore as the demand was increasing.

He gathered that the livestock breeding and pig farming industry in Sarawak has more room to grow and the state government was looking at more areas for new developments. —DayakDaily