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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

KUALA KANGSAR : Deer & Ostrich Farm

 
 

DEER & OSTRICH FARM

SUNGAI SIPUT

About midway along Federal Route one between Kuala Kangsar and lpoh is the town of Sungai Siput, which offers several interesting features to visitors. Apart from jungle 4WD adventure in its Lasah area, there is also the country's premier deer and ostrich farm, which also breeds other animals on experimental basis as well as for their meat and products.

 

Called the Infoternak farm, it is located in the Sungai Siput (N) sub-district and covers an area of about two square km. The farm is one of the main agrotourism destinations in Perak and the activities conducted here are training and information to the public, especially on the prospects of domesticating more exotic animals that have farming potential such as deer, ostriches, and dairy goats. Various species of livestock including cattle, goats, sheep, deer, rabbits, poultry, and ostriches are reared here, Visitors often come here to experience close and pleasant encounters with these animals, which are not exactly docile. Many visitors also come here to obtain products that they will not get elsewhere such as fresh goats milk, quail meat venison, ostrich eggs and meat as well as other dairy products. Here, goats milk can be obtained at RM10.00 per litre, venison is priced at RM26.00 per kg, ostrich meat is RM30.00 per kg, Ostrich egg shells goes at RM 20.00 per shell, broiler chicken is RM3.50 per kg liveweight, and rabbits are sold at RM5.00 per kg liveweight Not everyone goes home with a supply of what they want and came for as production is limited.

 
 

 

Among the exotic breeds that you would get to see here are 60 heads of Friesian Sahiwal and Girlando cattle, 280 heads of Toggenburg and Saanan goats,1,600 heads of deer from Mauritius and New Caledonia,147 heads of ostriches, Broiler (Indian River breed) rabbits as well as Layers (Golden Cormet) rabbits are reared here along with 50 heads of New Zealand White rabbits. There is also a flock of peahen and peacocks that roam quite freely near the visitors registration area and exotic pigeons roosting in specially designed aviaries. The farm animals are kept in paddocks and there are also vast grazing areas here.

 

Inforternak has a hostel that can accommodate approximately 50 people at any one time and is available at an affordable rate of RM8.00 per room and RM30.00 for a VIP room. For those who wish to have their family day here, karaoke, fishing competitions, field facilities, food catering, and other facilities can be arranged. Visitors will be taken around the whole farm and transportation in and around the farm is provided. You can not only get to interact with nature and animals, but learn some vital points on ostrich, and deer farming on a commercial scale.

 

Visiting Hours to Infoternak is during office hours from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.

 

For further information and queries, contact the Manager at:

Infoternak Farm, Department of Veterinary Services,

31100 Sungai Siput(N), Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Telephone: +605-598 1552 / 598 2266

Fascimile: +605 - 598 2266

 
 
 
KUALA KANGSAR : Deer & Ostrich Farm
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA