Provinces in Indonesia reject buffalo meat
Indonesia’s State Logistics Agency (Bulog) is facing difficulties in distributing buffalo meat from India to regions outside Greater Jakarta. Provinces including Central Java, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara and Lampung are rejecting buffalo meat. “Our partner, the Indonesian Meat Distributors Association, say the local governments want to protect the interests of local cattle farmers.
This is reasonable since the provinces are beef cattle production centres,” said Febriyanto, Bulog Commercial Director, adding that the agency will intensify its socialization in the provinces. So far, beyond Greater Jakarta, Bulog has distributed only 24 tonnes of buffalo meat to Pontianak in West Kalimantan.