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SEDC’s own cattle farm wins accolades

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain (second left) and General Manager of SEDC, Soedirman Aini (third left) with John Lee (second right) and SEDC’s board members during the courtesy visit at Menara SEDC in Jalan Bako, Kuching.

KUCHING: Rosewood Pty Ltd, the subs idiar y company of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) which runs its cattle farm in Australia had recently won several awards in this year’s Kununurra Agricultural Show that was held at Kimberley, Western Australia. In a press statement issued here yesterday, the Chairman of SEDC and Board of Directors at Rosewood Pty Ltd Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain said, “We are indeed pleased with the awards which was given to our Rosewood Station cattle farm and seven out of our 10 entries in the competition had won first placing.”

“The organisers had also awarded the overall grand champion title to Rosewood Station in the Pen of 3 steer 350kg+ category which is the first of its kind to be won by our cattle farm,” he added. The seven classes of cattle stocks which had been won by Rosewood Station are Brahman Bull 12 months & under; Brahman Bull 12 to 24 months; Export, Pen of 3 steers to 280kg for South East Asia; Export, Pen of 3 steers 280kg to 350kg for Southeast Asia; Export, Pen of 3 steers 350kg+; Export, Pen of 3 export heifers; and Pen of 3 steers 350kg+ category. According to Aziz, the recognition given to the quality of livestock which were bred and managed by SEDC’s subsidiary company augured well in its livestock and farming business development aspiration.

“There is good potential in the livestock and farming sector especially in the expansion of markets for SEDC to explore including in Malaysia which is currently one of the top importers of beef in the Asian region,” he commented. Kununurra Agricultural Show is organised annually by the Kununurra Show Society which was established in Western Australia since 1973 and it showcases products and services produced and sold from businesses within the community.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of Rosewood Pty Ltd, John Lee had recently paid a courtesy visit to Aziz at his office located at Menara SEDC of Kuching Isthmus in Jalan Bako here. During the visit, the SEDC chairman was briefed on the livestock judging which was undertaken by Kevin Yost of Liberty Charolais, Toodyay who is also one of the cattle experts in Western Australia.

During the announcement of winners, Yost had complimented the management of Rosewood Station for the quality standards and the presentation of livestock which had also received good comments from the panel of judges. The award presentation was performed by the President of Kununurra Show Society, Catherine Ryan and was wi tnessed by Rosewood Station General Manager, Mark Cook and his station manager, Doug Struber.

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