Indonesia to import cattle from Mexico


Indonesia is gearing up to start importing cattle from Mexico as negotiation on a similar deal with its neighbour and largest cattle supplier Australia remains in limbo. Indonesia’s Trade Ministry is communicating with Mexico to import of 4000 cattle as soon as next month. “We have issued a recommendation for the deal and the Ministry of Trade seems to be on board with the plan.

This will secure the supply of beef at least until Idul Fitri,” said I Ketut Diarmita, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health of Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture. Indonesia will have to rely on imports to meet 40% of its demand for beef this year, which is estimated to top out at 720,225 tonnes.


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