She got the men all excited in Parliament yesterday at the mention of goats (Read story below. Source of photo here). The Deputy Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim was of course referring to goat breeding but I am not sure what all the table thumping and chest beating male MPs were thinking but they seemed to be saying they could outperform the goats at “stud” duties!
Merriam-Websters online dictionary defines “stud” as a group of animals and especially horses kept primarily for breeding. Having studied animal behaviour in college, I can tell you when it is breeding time, the male animals just go berserk, or as the Malays say “naik minyak”, and they literally ram into anything that moves. Goats in heat are just so testosterone driven, they can’t think what’s right and what’s wrong anymore. They need to do it or else! Hhhmmmm……come to think of it, that just sums up the behaviour of our men at this moment in our nation’s history. They ram into anything, thump tables, make lewd hand gestures, flash boxer shorts, give fiery yet meaningless speeches, file SDs and more SDs etc, etc, etc…floundering about like goats in heat!
From the standpoint of physiology, in comparison, do human studs compare to their goat counterparts? From the remarks thrown by the male MPs (mostly from the testosterone challenged senior ones) at the Deputy Minister, our boys in Parliament fancy themselves to be stud muffins and God’s gift to women? No kidding!!! (As baby goats are called kids, pun intended!). No wonder the country is going to the……eeerrrrrr…..goats?
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) — Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim had members of the Dewan Rakyat in stitches today when she told the House of male goats being fed with “tongkat ali”, honey and chicken eggs to turn them into studs. She said each stud could “service” 80 does every breeding season and that they were crucial in determining the success of any goat breeding project.
Rohani was responding to a supplementary question from Datuk Ibrahim Ali (Independent- Pasir Mas) who wanted to know the progress of goat breeding projects carried out by the ministry. She said the studs were expensive as they served as the “starter” or “hero” for the animal breeding project. “After a stud has ‘serviced’ 80 does, it will be left to rest for a week during which it will be fed with tongkat ali, chicken and honey before it is brought out again to carry on with its task,” she added.
Rohani also told the House that they (studs) were also lent or leased to other goat breeding farms, adding that it was for this reason that the ministry was mulling starting a stud farm for the purpose of goat breeding. “If we can produce a good breed of studs, our goat breeding industry will be a success,” she said.
Earlier, to the original question by Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri (PKR-Bagan Serai), Rohani said the National Boer Goat Breeding Centre was progressing with 50 acres of the alienated area been developed for fodder crops while another 450 acres would be developed for the purpose this year. She also said there were 3,710 goat breeders nationwide and the number of goats being reared totalled 403,592.