Indonesia sanctions import of feeder buffalos from Australia

24.03.2017

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has allowed the import feeder buffalos from Australia this year. I Ketut Diarmita, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health said it also inviting local and foreign investors to invest in buffalo farming and import breeding buffalos from Australia.

Until March this year, the ministry has given recommendations to three importers to import 2400 heads of feeder buffalo. Didiek Purwanto, Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Beef Cattle Businessmen's Association (Gapuspindo) believes feeder cattle importers in the country will not respond positively to the policy. “Feedloters need bigger pens to raise the feeder buffalo, as well as extra energy and special expertise,” he said.


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