Indonesia to allocate millions to import breeding cattle

With an aim for feeder beef cattle self-sufficiency, Indonesia this year plans to import 50,000 heads of breeder cows from Australia. Muladno, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health said the cows will be distributed to farmer groups in different regions in the country. “This project will require USD 98 million,” he told Asian Agribiz. Dr Muladno explained that livestock and veterinary experts, feedlotters and academics will be enlisted to ensure the success of the project. He added that the government is considering abolishing the import duty for breeder cows which is at 5% currently.

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