Malaysia: Gov't reviewing regulation on supply of palm kernel expellers

Actualizado Apr 21, 2021
PUTRAJAYA (April 20): The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) is reviewing the relevant regulation pertaining to palm kernel expellers to increase local supply as feed for livestock and reduce reliance on imports. Its minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said palm kernel expellers have high nutrient content, competitive in terms of cost, and in high demand not only domestically. “We are reviewing it seriously and considering ways to ensure that our supply at the local level is not affected,” he told the media after chairing an Agriculture Exco Joint Meeting here today. Recently, it was reported that the price increase in livestock feed consisting of soybean and corn that were mostly imported from Argentina and Brazil was found to be among the reasons for rising prices of chicken in the country. Meanwhile, Mohd Khairuddin said when asked about states that encouraged felling oil palm and rubber trees and replacing them with more lucrative crops, that it ...
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