By Zaki Salleh
KAMPAR: Starting with a hobby, a retired army man’s business in goat farming in Bukit Pekan, Kampar now gives him a decent income of between RM3,000 to RM4,000 a month.
Mohd Azman Nawawi, 49, initially began farming 50 Boer Cross type goats three years ago with a capital of around RM70,000.
The experiment turned out to give a good return when a net profit of between RM500 and RM900 was obtained for a goat sold.
“The capital used includes an interest-free entrepreneur loan of RM12,500 from the Perak State Agricultural Development Corporation (Perak SADC).
“All the livestock were successfully sold and I made a net profit of over RM20,000 at that time,” he said.
He said, with the return of profits from the sale of the goats, he was motivated to continue working more seriously in the field.
“I used the proceeds from the profit to enlarge the existing goat cage and buy goats of various types for farming,” he said.