Do you get the figure right?
Demand for 2007 - 20 metric tonnes = 20,000,000 kgs
Local Market Value - RM45.58 m = RM 45,580,000
Or RM 2.28 per kg
Ouch!!! Is this the true market price (average though it may be) of lamb / mutton consumption per kg in Malaysia? Is this the “huge market” touted by the Ministry of Agriculture?
Then, one must wonder what the advisors to the former Minister of Agriculture must have been smoking when they advised him that Malaysia may need 10 m goats!!! Presumably to be sold at RM28 per kg nett!!!
Or was it what the newspaper journalists must have been smoking!!!!