PASIR PUTEH: A cow named "Mr Trump" and valued at RM20,000 stole the crowd’s attention at the Kelantan Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen's Day at Pantai Bisikan Bayu here today.
Nasrul Saat, farm manager at Cancun Park in Bukit Tuku, Pasir Mas said the cow, an American Gray Brahman, weighs over one tonne and was brought from the United States through Thailand.
"It is the one and only in the country," he told Bernama when met at the five-day event that ends tomorrow (Aug 4).
Nasrul said the cow was showcased to inform the public that they could breed it commercially at home.
He added that the breeding method was not difficult.
“The food can be processed through readily available ingredients in villages, including rice straw and chunks produced from cassava, which can be grown at home,” he said.
However, those who are interested can contact the Kelantan Veterinary Services Department to obtain the breed, which is produced through artificial semination as the farm does not have the expertise.
He said with proper feeding and management practices, the cow could grow over one kilogramme a day after 90 days of breeding.
Meanwhile, a visitor, Hussin Samat, 53, said this was the first time he had seen such a cow up close. Previously, he had only seen it on television.
"I was shocked because I thought it was an elephant," he added.
Also on display were dozens of other mixed breed cattle, and goats, rabbits, deer and buffaloes. Over 10,000 visitors including from Terengganu had visited the event since it was opened to the public last Wednesday. - Bernama