Surabaya discontinues live pig imports from Bali

02.02.2017

Pig farmers in Bali, Indonesia have to find solutions if there is an oversupply of live pigs as the local government of Surabaya in East Java has decided to discontinue live pig imports from Bali. “We see that the local government wants to protect their local farmers because the market for pigs in Surabaya is not that big.

So if we see there are pigs from Bali now in Surabaya, those must be illegal,” Phaithoon N Na Ayudhaya, Pig Specialist of Charoen Pokphand Indonesia told Asian Agribiz. Based on Mr Phaithoon’s data, in the last decade, live pig supply from Bali accounted for 25% of total market demand in Surabaya.


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