Vegetables are thrown into the pond as food for the fish, whose dissolved waste helps to fertilise the plants. Sometimes, if you introduce a piece of technology that’s too far ahead of your needs and too far ahead of people’s comfort zone, they will just set it aside. KCA is also the organizer of the popular quarterly Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market, and is the proud host of the 27th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference, the first ever Asian edition held in Singapore in November 2016. Here are some of our MICHELIN inspectors' favourite spots. The MICHELIN-starred Spanish restaurant’s take on this trendy bake requires no flour and just four core ingredients. Activities - Seng Choon Farm Pte Ltd. On its 36-acre farm land, you’ll find advanced egg grading machines that upkeep the quality and cleanliness of the eggs, a manure conveyor system to deliver chicken manure from chicken houses to a central treatment area. “We keep renewing ourselves,” Koh explains. Also in the neighbourhood is Quan Fa Organic Farm, an environmentally conscious organic farm that produces pesticide- and GMO-free vegetables, herbs and fruit, while you can find wheatgrass, fresh edible cactuses, aloe vera, mushrooms as well as roselle fruits from Kin Yan Agrotech in Lim Chu Kang Agrotechnology Park, Singapore’s largest commercial, organic wheatgrass farm, and not just frog meat but an innovative new line of products such as Essence of Bullfrog with Ginseng and Cordyceps at Jurong Frog Farm. With all the certification, it really helps us towards being resourceful and having robust systems to ensure our biosecurity.”, Managing the response to biosecurity threats is just one challenge for the farm. In response to the government’s call in the 1980s – to invest in high-tech farming in space-challenged Singapore – Seng Choon invested in intensive farming production technology. If you are wondering why the process is so elusive, it is to ensure that the birds stay in tip-top condition, and the same quality is mirrored in the eggs they lay. More information can be found in our Privacy Policy. From goat’s milk to mushrooms, wheatgrass and even frogs legs and premium hashima - there’s plenty to fill your shopping basket with in Kranji. on the same day. The structures double up as a carpark too, providing shade and shelter for the cars. Koh says Seng Choon Farm cannot afford to engage in price-based competition with Malaysian egg producers. new farm went quickly, and the Omnia FT170 arrived at the end of July 2010 so Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect. A worker harvesting the greens which are packed on the spot, and will be shipped out within hours to keep them extra fresh. 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Just as short-term leases are useful in forcing poultry farmers to embrace modern technology, Singapore’s stringent regulatory requirements have an upside for the farms. What truly alarmed me is … Apollo is also the first aquarium to have a Blue Aquaculture System, which is a 3-tier structure for food fish production. Of course, a fish farm isn’t a farm until it rears seafood, and they supply prawns and their elusive soft shell crabs to only 5 restaurants in Singapore. Here’s where they pack, seal and add a sufficient amount of air for the fish. To stay ahead of the game, Sky Greens has built a self-sustainable prototype that floats above a fish pond. (Watch: Beyond The Table With Chelsea Wan of Jurong Frog Farm). Construction of Seng Choon’s Seng Choon Farm has also claimed an edge over its competitors by marketing its product. As at 2020,Seng Choon Farm produces more than 220 million eggs annually. My first thought once I entered the premise was, “Wait, where are the chickens?!”. From having only 10 founding members in 2005, it has grown to a strong association that today works with public and private partners to maintain one per cent of Singapore’s land area for growing food in a secure, safe and sustainable way. “It’s important that we communicate to our customers that although our costs are high, we bring a high-quality and very fresh product. This was very uncommon in the Singapore and Asia market but was on the rise in America and Europe. At Hay Dairies, the only goat farm in Singapore since 1988, second generation farmers John Hay, his wife Doreen produce goat’s milk - a healthy alternative to cow’s milk - from their herd of over 800 goats of mixed breed originating from Minnesota, United States. The CEO Magazine is more than a business title; it’s a source of information, inspiration and motivation for the world’s most successful leaders, executives, investors and entrepreneurs. 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It was only beginning to become common in America and Europe back then.”, Koh’s father saw a gap in the market and travelled to farms and trade shows in America to learn best practice in marketing eggs. He established his farm, Lian Wah Hang Quail and Poultry Farm, in 1954 - making it one of the earliest farms to be set up in Singapore. From day one, we have to work for profit.”, The silver lining of short agricultural leases in Singapore is that a farm like Seng Choon is essentially forced to upgrade its technology each time it moves. Three decade-old egg farm Seng Choon, for instance, is the first fully automated high-tech poultry farm in the region. At its launch, Seng Choon was the first high-tech poultry farm in Southeast Asia. Stepping into the Kranji Marshes might feel like you’ve accidentally been transported into a scene in Snow White. “Our focus has always been on delivering the freshest eggs. Because we invested in feed, our eggs will be fresh and high in quality.”, Seng Choon Farm has also claimed an edge over its competitors by marketing its product. Seng Choon Farm is located at Lim Chu Kang ().This area is largely occupied by Cemeteries, Farms, Industrial Companies and Live Firing Zone. Her first book The Kampong Garden, published in 2014 was an introduction to growing edible gardens, while her second book, The Kranji Countryside: Soul of Singapore, was just launched this week, in conjunction with the 27th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference held for the first time in Singapore on Nov 2 to 4.