April 01, 2008 15:57 PM
By Razali Pilus (Bernama)
BAHAU, April 1 (Bernama) -- In view of the great potential for goat farming in the country, a goat breeder is venturing into nurturing its own lineage of top quality goats based on the world famous Boer species of goats.
Distinct Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd, which runs the BoDen goat farm at Serting Hilir near here, aims to market the offspring of this lineage to local breeders and thus help improve the quality of local produce derived from goats.
Its chief executive, Zainal Abdul Ghani, told Bernama:
"I chose the Boer breed because its features are better than those of other breeds as it has more meat than bones, its meat has no smell and is softer, and its cholesterol level is lower.
"This species is also known for its parenting prowess, as it takes good care of its young."