Last week I was at the South of Perak and I would like to share with you all these unique Swiftlet farms which located at the river mouth. Most of them are using Zinc material to construct. Many would wonder wouldn’t the micro would be affected? But some may think otherwise.
Some may not agree with me that using Zinc to build farm would ended up fail. They argued that if Zinc which transmitted heat that causes the farm internal environment unstable thus making it fail then why there are quite number of farms that uses Zinc are very successful.
The catch is here, it depends where the farm is being built. If the farm is built at an area that has an average temperature of 27-29C with constantly wind and breeze then you could use Zinc as material, in fact thin ply wood will do the job.
Secondly the soil there couldn’t support heavy load therefore using cement and brick would require good foundation that would cost lots of money.
Using light material would solve this. In the other hand the farmers here had incidentally making use of the nature environment (High Rh, Wind, etc) without realizing it thus claiming that “even using Zinc material farms still can be successful”
If the surrounded areas have an average temperature of about 30C and above which in most towns that located farm away from the sea and river then if one uses Zinc then the farm would be in big trouble.
Swiftlet farming is all about flexibility and intelligent to understand the Micro and Macro. Thereafter applying this knowledge and combine them and make the most out of it. There is no straight forward answer and solution. It has to be a combination of variety of effects to see the results.
Look at the above picture, in such cases the humidity in this area is high and the farms are making use of the humidity here. Even if they would have to install humidifiers here during hot season the period of running the humidifier would be very short compared to those farms that are located in town area.
Nature is wonderful it up to us to understand it and use it intelligently to our benefit.
The common question asked by my readers “There are so many farms now and the competition is so stiff. Is it worth to invest in this business?”
Well it depends on you whether you have the entrepreneurship in you or otherwise. There is a saying “Higher the Risk Bigger the Gain” so no risk no gain.
If you know this trade well and have someone to guide you then you would be in the gain side instead of the risk side.
Good Farming All!