Indonesia is set to run out of Australian beef within six weeks, according to Australian cattle exporters who say Indonesia’s plan to combat rising meat prices and public protests has come too late.
Last week Indonesian authorities issued import permits to state logistics agency Bulog for an extra 50,000 heads of slaughter-ready cattle. Stuart Kemp, Chief Executive of Australia’s Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association, said Australian cattle producers would struggle to meet Indonesia’s new quota. Mr Kemp said most slaughter cattle had been sent to other overseas markets in the first half of the year, and dry conditions in Queensland would make the extra 50,000 difficult to source.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/indonesia-to-run-out-of-australian-beef-in-6-weeks)