Buffalo Meat Imports Hit Cattle Farmers and Traders – Suara Merdeka.com – 20 April 2017

Kulonprogo, Jogjakarta – Buffalo meat imported by the government from India have drawn complaints from regional cattle farmers and traders alike. Sales of cattle ready for slaughter has plummeted and sale prices have also dropped. One trader who is also a cattle farmer in Kulonprogo outside Jogjakarta, Olan Suparlan, said the presence of buffalo meat imports from overseas is having a big impact on demand for local cattle into Jakarta and West Java. According to him, for almost the last four months demand for cattle into Jakarta and West Java had vanished completely. …

Relying on Local Farms, Beef Self-sufficiency Is Impossible to Realize – Suara.com/Antara – 20 April 2017

Economic self-sufficient is an integral part of the political project which President Joko Widodo wants to realize. As part of this program, beef self-sufficiency is one thing his government wants to target  and this is to be realized if it can be achieved in over the next decade. …

Buffalo Meat Imports vs Meat Self-Sufficiency – Harian Jogja – 20 April 2017

Kulonprogo, Jogjakarta – The government’s policy of importing buffalo meat is unsettling local cattle farmers. The far lower sale price of imported meat is seen as have the ability to trigger unhealthy competition and damage them financially. Cattle farmer Olan Suparlan also believes the policy of importing buffalo meat flies in the face of the goal of achieving meat self-sufficiency announced last year in 2016. The government has also given a lot of assistance to farmers to make the (self-sufficiency) program succeed. …

North Sumatra is Ready for Meat Self-Sufficiency – Metro24Jam.com – 20 April 2017

Medan, North Sumatra – The North Sumatra provincial government is confident North Sumatra can be self-sufficient in meat. This was presented by the Governor of North Sumatra Erry Nuradi to the Mandatory Cattle Breeder Pregnancy (SIWAB) Special Program (UPSUS) Coordinating Meeting run by the North Sumatra provincial Food Security and Animal Husbandry Office held at the Hotel Garuda Plaza at Jalan BC King on Wednesday (19/4). …

North Sumatra Governor Targets Meat Self-Sufficiency – GoSumut.com – 20 April 2017

Medan, North Sumatra – The North Sumatra provincial government is seeking to achieve the target of meat self-sufficiency in North Sumatra. This is not impossible given North Sumatra has good natural resources. For this reason North Sumatra Governor Tengku Erry Nuradi expects North Sumatra will no longer import meat from outside with the result that the price of meat in North Sumatra can be brought down. …

Governor Wants North Sumatra to No Longer Import Meat – Harian Medan Bisnis – 20 April 2017

Medan, North Sumatra – …North Sumatra Governor Erry Nuradi …pointed out North Sumatra has some 1.2 million hectares available for potential use for cattle breeding. [H]e explained that at a conversion rate of two head per hectare 2.4 million head could definitely be achieved compared with the current cattle population of North Sumatra of around 654,185 head. …Head of the North Sumatra provincial Food Security and Animal Husbandry Office Dahler said the target was for 125,900 artificial inseminations, 84,140 pregnancies and 68,326 births of cattle or buffalo. …

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