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YOUNG GTR BREEDER ICON

Graduate of Diploma in Fisheries, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Bintulu Sarawak Campus.

 

After graduating Mohamad Hishamudin Komoh, 27, did not wait long to start breeding sheep.

"When I was a kid, I used to follow my grandpa go to his goat shelter and i can say that the livestock have become part of me.”

"For seven years I stopped breeding because I continued my studies," said Johor-born son of Kota Tinggi.

Graduate of Diploma in Fisheries, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Bintulu Sarawak Campus and Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Serdang Campus chose animal production and agriculture field as soon as he graduated two years ago.

"I choose sheep because it is not only easy to care but also easy to breed and tough."

"Sheep also has good demand in the market," he said, managing sheep production and oil palm plantations in his village in Felda Sungai Mas, Kota Tinggi, Johor.

sing his own capital Hishamudin took advantage of a 16-acre family land to set up S.I. Empire Enterprise which supplies sheep and lamb meat around Johor.

" I have savings during my study to continue to plunge into the sheep breeding world after study," he said, with much support from family members."

Hishamudin said the shelter was not large and could only accommodate as many as 70 sheep at a time.

"The advantages of studying the theory of livestock breeding in UPM as well as the food slaughter and processing courses I use in this business," he said, raising sheep in an integrated manner."

The farming world is the best choice for Hishamudin when he is awarded the Young Nutritionist GTR (under 30 years).

Within a month, Hishamudin sells the average of seven sheep for the purpose of sacrifice and meal and, banquet and feast.

 

"We market sheep online, especially the social media of facebook and Instagram and whatsup group," he said, which for breeding and trading purposes.

Hishamudin said that marketing of high-quality products and feedstuffs was a big challenge for new breeders.

"We small farmers have to compete with breeders who have long been in this field. But for me this is a healthy competition for us to keep trying."

"To reduce the cost of livestock feeds, we use palm fronds as a major food so we can provide customers with prices that customers can buy," he said, constantly striving to find a substitute food for his sheep with what's around him."

In the future, Hishamudin plans to supply the affordable price of sheep and can be bought by everyone.

"I want everyone to buy and eat lambs because of the price that everyone can buy," he said.

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Date of Input: 11/02/2019 | Updated: 18/02/2019 | zulkernain

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