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Australia Ships Thousands of Calves to Indonesia
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 05:34:09 PM »
 TEMPO.CO, Townsville, Australia: A total of 4,100 calves have been shipped from the Port of Townsville, Australia to Jakarta, along with 275 tons of animal feed, yesterday. This is the first departure of an Australian ship to export calves.
 Starting January 1, 2013, Indonesia reopened the gate to import beef within the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS). ESCAS requires the fattening of calves for 180 days prior to being butchered in Indonesia. "Exporters now have an accredited supply chain that mandates them to export only to companies approved in the supply chain," Alison Penfold, Director of Livestock Export Council of Australia, Alison Penfold, said yesterday.
 The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) noted that from January to November 2012, Indonesia has imported 36,917 tons of frozen beef and 97,386 tons in the form of live cattle. The beef imports total value amounts to US$ 416.9 million.
 Indonesia imports beef from Australia (71.90 per cent), New Zealand (24.63 percent) and the United States (3.47 percent). Suryamin, Head of BPS, said Indonesia only imports calves from Australia and the United States.
 Beef prices in the market -- especially in Jakarta and surrounding areas, is still in the range of Rp 80,000 to Rp 90,000 per kilogram. The high price of meat prompted the Trade Ministry to speed up beef import this year in order to meet the import quota pegged at by 80,000 kilograms.
 "Since the end of last year, we had processed 64 companies that propped for import permits, several have been approved," Deputy Minister of Trade, Krisnamurthi, said yesterday. He hopes that import can be started this month.

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