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Bird population controlled as chickens cheaper than cigarettes

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 14 2019   /  02:25 am
Cheap meat: Protesters from the National Poultry Breeders Organizations (Gopan) stage a rally in front of the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister in Jakarta earlier this month. The price of live chickens touched a low of Rp 8,000 (57 US cents) per kilogram in August due to oversupply.(JP/Syelanita)(Gopan) stage a rally in front of the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister in Jakarta earlier this month. The price of live chickens touched a low of Rp 8,000 (57 US cents) per kilogram in August due to oversupply.(JP/Syelanita)

Cheap meat: Protesters from the National Poultry Breeders Organizations (Gopan) stage a rally in front of the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister in Jakarta earlier this month. The price of live chickens touched a low of Rp 8,000 (57 US cents) per kilogram in August due to oversupply.(JP/Syelanita)The prices of live chickens are starting to stabilize after the government discarded millions of eggs and poultry farmers gave away thousands of live birds after seeing that per kilogram live chickens cost less than a pack of cigarettes.The price of live chickens touched a low of Rp 8,000 (57 US cents) per kg since August because of oversupply, less than half of the fair price of between Rp 18,000 and Rp 20,000 per kg set by the Trade Ministry’s floor price (HPP) and the lowest price in years.However, now the price is stabilizing at about Rp 15,000 per kg in West Java and Rp 17,500 p...