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Jun 22, 2009

Poultry Enthusiasts

A couple of poultry enthusiasts who are also bloggers visited us today.  Haslinda's blog is http://lopehpoultry.blogspot.com and Saiful's is http://citypullagro.blogspot.com


Wonder what's behind Haslinda's gleeful smile?

Qi perhaps?




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Apr 13, 2009

Farm Visit - Head of Veterinary Services and Country Farm

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Datuk Dr. Azahar Idris, the Director of Veterinary Services for Pahang dropped by on a surprise visit. Here he is shown how composted chicken litter can be used as a planting medium and as fertiliser.

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Nothing is wasted in DQ Farm, carcasses, litter, etc are all recycled to produce healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs.

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Sorry Datuk, no exceptions!  All visitors have to smell this 7 year old litter.

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And from the herb garden, a fermented mix as a preventive and tonic for the chickens.



Yesterday, April 12, Selina Gan, MD of Country Farm came visiting with her family and senior staff.

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Overview of a sustainable farm - 1 + 1 = 10!

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They were expecting some foul smell from the carcasses, dung, and stuff.

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Taking back bags of charcoal to fertilise their home gardens, and to bury some carbon!

Apr 06, 2009

Farm Visit - Nutriheal, Kota Kemuning

Nutriheal, an organic shop in Kota Kemuning organised for some of their customers to come to the farm for a visit yesterday, April 5th.  











We were a little upset to see so many children, as DQ Farm is a working farm and we do not run a seperate "demo" farm.  What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get.  In our farm, you are going to have weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) ,  bees, killer wasps, 7 inches centipedes and cobras to name a few of the worries we have with kids around. 

Weaver ants build huge nests the size of footballs in our durian trees.  We do not get rid of them as they protect our fruits from insect and animal damage.  But on occasion, a huge nest will just drop down for no reason whatsoever, and if it were to land on a kid...! 

 On top of that, we are continously running our retort to make biochar and I shudder to think what will happen if a kid were to place his palm on the 400 degree celcius surface of the retort.

We hope future visitors follow our instructions strictly and not bring kids.  It is just too dangerous!

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Mar 15, 2009

Farm Visit March 15, 2009

Retailers and customers of DQ Chicken came to the farm today to see for themselves how the farm is managed, and the farming methods used.















The herb spiral drew interest












For the priviledge of visiting the farm, you have to smell this compost made of dung, carcasses and dried leaves and branches.

You also have to smell a still used chicken litter that has not been removed for 7 years, from one of the coops.






Feeling the Qi






Looking for Qi






Qi Tea for spraying on plants











High productivity aquaculture - one tiny pond such as this can fetch a revenue of RM10,000 per cycle of 6 months.






Then fruits from the farm for everybody.






Coconuts to quench your thirst after a hot day walking around.






Here's a straw from a papaya leaf stem to drink your coconut water with.






 Yummy, perfect end to a hot day.

Apr 09, 2006

PM Visited Our Goat Farm

Our Prime Minister visited our associated goat farm at Serting.

Here's a Bernama news report on the visit.  The guy on the left with sunglasses in the accompanying photo is HS Wong.  The white haired guy on the right is the CEO of Gema Padu group, the major shareholder of the farm, Major (rtn) Ng Bon Chong.



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Sep 23, 2005

Farmer Visitors

20 farmers from Manjung came to learn how we did it naturally and yet have one of the lowest, if not the lowest mortality in the country - less than 3%.

This is a group snapshot (click on picture for enlarged image) :


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Aug 22, 2005

Minister visits our farm, August 17.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dato' Seri Haji Mohd Shariff Bin Haji Omar came with some friends to our goat farm on August 17, 2005.  This was his second visit.  We suspect part of the reason is the delicious cabrito curry which we served once again for lunch.


Also present were directors of Gema Padu Sdn. Bhd., the major shareholder of the farm, including the Group CEO, Mejar (Rtd) Ng Bon Chong.  Gema Padu is developing a 600 acres township at KLIA.

HS Wong gave a talk on our method of goat rearing and future plans.

For pictures of the visit, click:



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Jun 28, 2005

Deputy Minister for Agri visited our farm

Yesterday, June 27th, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dato' Seri Haji Mohd Shariff Bin Haji Omar, visited our farm to see for himself our method of farming called Nature Q-Farming.

Click here for pictures of the visit.

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