February 12, 2019
Indonesia’s State Logistics Agency (Bulog) recently released an invitation letter for corn import procurement with a total volume of 150,000 tons. This feed corn must arrive at the latest on March 31. Sudirman FX, Vice Chairman of the Feed Industry and Veterinary Committee at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, hopes the import is not only for farmers, but also feed millers. “Bulog should also accommodate demand from feed millers,” he said. “Currently the feed industry can’t absorb corn from local farmers because the harvest is still limited. According to the government, the big harvest will happen in April.” Asian Agribiz noted that in the last four months to date, Bulog was assigned by the government to import feed corn three times: 100,000 tons in late November 2018, 30,000 tons in early January, and 150,000 tons in late January – all for livestock feed.