The Jakarta Post
Malaysia plans to import chickens and ducks from Indonesia, following a visit by Indonesian delegates, Animal Farm Board secretary general Ade Zulkarnain told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.
“A trade mission by the Agriculture Ministry to Malaysia on Monday offered to sell Malaysia livestock, including chickens and ducks from micro, small and medium size farms in Indonesia,” Ade told the Post.
“The Malaysian government agreed with the offer so they [the private importers] are expected to start buying in the first quarter of next year.”
Representatives of the Malaysian government will inspect chicken and duck farming practices to ensure it is managed based on Good Breeding Practices and complies with World Organization for Animal Health standards.
Some farms in Bogor and Purwakarta in West Java have been certified as free from Avian Influenza by the Indonesian government.
Malaysia needs at least 30,000 day-old chicks monthly and 10,000 day-old laying ducks monthly.
The Agriculture Ministry’s livestock and animal health director general I Ketut Diarmita and farmers’ delegates met Malaysia's veterinary director general Dato’ Quaza in Putra Jaya, Malaysia, on Monday. (bbn)