Indonesia releases import recommendation for more than 150k feeder cattle


Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has released a recommendation to import 155,950 heads of feeder cattle for this year. I Ketut Diarmita, Director General of Livestock & Animal Health said the imported stock is to help anticipate the surging demand of beef during Ramadhan and Eid Fitr.

“We have calculated that we will need around 300,000 ready-to-slaughter cattle during the festivals,” he said. Meanwhile on local stock, Mr Diarmita said the country has 391,828 heads of ready-to-slaughter cattle for the period of January-May 2017. The figure is equivalent to 78,366 tonnes of beef.


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