Terengganu imports between 30 and 40 percent of its annual broiler chicken needs of about 35,000 tonnes, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Asha’ari Idris.
“The state only produces 23,000 tonnes of broiler chicken per year or 70 per cent of the needs,” he told reporters after the distribution of income from a broiler chicken project, yesterday.
Asha’ari, who is the state assemblyman for Langkap, said Terengganu has about 300 poultry farms with a total of 2,000 farmers.
He said two of the farms can produce more than 50,000 chickens in one cycle and the rest, between 5,000 and 10,000.
At the event, Asha’ari presented RM1,000 cash aid to each of 80 selected poor and hardcore poor households.