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Status and demand of technology for selected beef cattle poducers in Peninsular Malaysia

A study was conducted to identify the status and demand of beef cattle technology among selected producers. Descriptive analysis and probit regression were used to analyse the data of 60 selected farmers. An overview and the status of beef production technology at farm level were generally discussed. Response from farmers has shown that animal feed and nutrition technology was the most demanded technology followed by livestock management and housing system and value-added processing technology. Farm’s cattle population, rearing system, extension services, number of labour and experience were the significant factors that were affecting beef technology demand. Efforts should be taken to widely distribute improved breed such as Brakmas so as to increase stock population. Enhancing research in those demanded technologies will help to improve the competitiveness of local beef cattle industry.

 
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