AI impacted broiler meat sales in Sukabumi District

AI cases in 4 sub-districts of Sukabumi District impacted in the decrease of broiler meat sales. Broiler meat sellers said that consumers substitute their chicken meat consumption to fish and beef, and the price of broiler meat has also decreased from IDR35,000/kg to IDR28,000/kg. On the other hand, none of this happened in Cisaat Market, and the price is maintained at IDR32,000/kg. Head of Sukabumi Livestock Services Office said that supply of broiler meat is not affected since AI only happen in backyard which chickens are (legally) not vaccinated, unlike chickens in the commercial farms. Sukabumi’s sub-districts that affected are Tegalbuleud, Sagaranten, Cikidang, Kabandungan (4), out of 43 sub-districts of Sukabumi Districts.

On the other occasion, Head of LSO of the Municipality of Cirebon mentioned that they train 30 AI cadres annually to teach community to avoid AI, become AI first responders, and AI vaccinator. He said that the result of this activity is no AI incidence found in the Municipality of Cirebon since the last one back in 2008.

Source: Republika

Jakarta to eliminate backyard poultry

Backyard poultry raising will banned in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta by 2017 as part of efforts to prevent avian influenza. The move follows an outbreak of avian influenza in South Jakarta. The virus is reportedly the H5N1 strain. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Jakarta Governor asked for backyard poultry farms and slaughterhouses to be relocated outside the city, but a lack of sufficient facilities has slowed down relocation efforts.

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Indonesia’s corn exports surge 580%

From 37,000 tonnes in 2014 to 252,000 tonnes in 2015

In the midst of corn scarcity in the country due to corn import limitations, Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman claimed the country’s corn exports last year surged by 581%. “In 2014 we exported 37,000 tonnes of corn, while last year we exported 252,000 tonnes with Gorontalo province as the largest contributor with 109,000 tonnes,” said Mr Sulaiman. He hopes farmers, especially in Gorontalo continue to develop corn as their main crop. To support this, the ministry has allocated around USD 724,000 for food crops development including corn in the province.

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AI hits poultry in West Java

Indonesia’s Animal Husbandry Agency in West Java recently reported 43 avian influenza (AI) outbreaks in the province from January to March 21. Doddy Firman Nugraha, Head of the agency said AI (H5N1) resulted in the death of 16,866 birds in nine regencies. “Of this, broiler and layers made up 13,528 birds, 2138 ducks and 1200 quails,” said Mr Nugraha. “We will strengthen the monitoring of poultry and distribution to and from Jakarta,” he added.

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Indonesia prepares to continue broiler PS culling program

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture is now preparing the legal basis to continue the broiler PS culling program which was suspended due to price control allegations by the Indonesian Business Competition Watchdog Commission (KPPU). According to Muladno, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health, the legal basis can be a Presidential decree or an Agriculture Minister decree that refers to the law on livestock & animal health and the law on food. “Once the regulation is published, we will continue to cull the remainder 3 million PS,” said Mr Muladno.

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Australian investor plans for integrated meat processing facility in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has revealed that an Australian investor is keen on establishing an integrated meat processing facility in the country with exports as its main focus. “I can’t reveal the value of the investment but the investor has the ability to export 700 containers of frozen meat throughout the world in a week,” said Franky Sibarani, BKPM Chairman. He added that Indonesia was chosen because of its strategic location and halal certification system.

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Indonesia tightens poultry monitoring due to AI outbreaks

Triggered by AI incidents in Banyuwangi, Lamongan, and Cilandak, South Jakarta

Following the outbreak of a number of avian influenza (AI) cases in several regions, Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that it will tighten the monitoring of poultry in the country. “We have advised the Animal Husbandry Agencies in all regions to tighten monitoring of poultry,” said Muladno, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health. He said that AI cases have been identified in three regions, namely Banyuwangi and Lamongan in East Java and Cilandak in South Jakarta. Teams from the local Animal Husbandry Agencies have embarked on vaccination and restricting live poultry distribution to stem the virus spread.

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