Indonesia diversifies sources for feeder cattle imports


The Indonesian government now allows imports of feeder cattle from other countries to diversify sources and reduce its dependence on Australia. Makmun, Secretary General at the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, said they are now reviewing the US, Spain, and Chile, among others, as potential suppliers. Fadjar Sumping, a veterinary expert at the directorate, said the US and Spain meet the criteria of being free from foot and mouth disease.

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