Meeting with Chicken Farmers, Trade Minister Reveals Feed Price Increases Are Affected by Imports – Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan met with chicken farmers to discuss efforts to increase the price of chickens in cages.

They are breeders from the Indonesian People’s Poultry Association (Pinsar); Joint National Chicken Farmers Organization (Gopan); as well as representatives of farmers from West Java, Central Java, East Java, and other central areas to discuss efforts to increase the price of chickens in cages.

“The price fluctuation was allegedly caused by the problem of uneven distribution and supply-demand conditions, namely production is greater than demand,” said the Minister of Trade in a statement in Jakarta, Friday (2/9/2022).

Also present were the General Chairperson of Gopan Herry Dermawan and the General Chairperson of Pinsar Indonesia Singgih Januratmoko.

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Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan explained that the price of live chicken at the farmer level is currently Rp. 14,000/kg – Rp. 17,000/kg, or very low below the economic price, which should be around Rp. 21,000/kg-Rp. 23,000/kg. Meanwhile, the national average price of purebred chicken at the retail level is around Rp. 33,000/kg-Rp. 36,000/kg.

According to Zulkifli, in the meeting the farmers conveyed that the current price fluctuations were considered to have never been in favor of the farmers.

When the price is above the reference price regulated in Minister of Trade Regulation Number 07 of 2020, farmers are often questioned by the POLRI food task force. Meanwhile, when the price is below the reference price, farmers feel that they have never been given concrete assistance by the government.

In addition, continued Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan, there is a need to adjust the reference price because there has been a price adjustment due to the increase in logistics and feed costs.

“The increase in feed prices is influenced by the increase in the price of its components, including soy bean meal (SBM) or soybean meal which is processed from soybean oil residue/dregs from imported supplies and corn. The price of SBM is currently starting to decline in line with the decline in the price of wheat, but it still tends to be high,” said the Minister of Trade.

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Following up on the results of the meeting, Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan also conveyed his plan to meet with integrated companies to discuss efforts to increase the price of chicken in farmers.

Source: – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by

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