Indonesia sees decline in feeder cattle imports


Indonesia’s feeder cattle imports this year is decreasing. According to Joni Liano, Chairman of the Indonesian Beef Cattle Businessmens' Association (Gapuspindo), members are reducing imports from Australia. “Firstly, the import ratio of 1:5, where for every five feeder cattle imported, importers must also import one breeder cow, is threatening our members. This policy is not effective since the importers are facing issues related to capital and technical aspects to raise the breeder cows,” he told Asian Agribiz.

“Secondly, Indian carabeef imports is rendering stiff competition amid high Australian feeder cattle prices.” Finally, Mr Liano added that market segmentation between carabeef and beef as expected by the government did not happen. “Around 30% of beef sold in the market now are [illegally] mixed with carabeef,” he revealed.


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