Jayapura, Jubi – Papua will not get shipping of beef from Java island, because the local stocks are adequate to meet the people’s demands ahead of Eid El-Fitr, the Provincial Office of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary said .
The Head of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Petrus Pasereng said in Jayapura on Tuesday (21/6/2016) that the local beef stocks for 29 regencies sold at between Rp 110,000-125,000 per kilogram.
“We are not importing beef from other provinces, but take it from Merauke and other regions in Papua,” he said.
For that reason, Pasereng said it continues to push the Indonesian eastern province can lead to beef self-sufficiency.
“We relied to the last year that the cattle for Eid-Adha was imported from here (Papua). Last year we butchered about 700 cows for the beef stocks of the entire Papua. It is based on the report from our regional offices. So it is sufficient,” he said.
Meanwhile the decline of beef prices in Jave did not apply in Jayapura, Papua. Beef price per kilogram has reached Rp 125 to Rp 130 thousand.
“Ahead to Eid El-Fitr, the beef price is predicted to reach between Rp 140 to Rp 150 thousand per kilogram,” said Agus who selling beef at Youtefa traditional market, Jayapura on Friday (17/6/2016).
“The lack of beef stocks from outside along with the difficulty in finding the local cattle ready for slaughter making the beef price is predicted to rise to meet the market demand.
“Well, it is difficult to find the local cattle and get the imported one. It made the price has become expensive. Everyday I have to butcher one to two cows to meet the needs of meat stall,” he said. (*/rom)