Cruising with Cattle during Covid-19.

As a result of the multiple cruise ship Corona virus disasters, the Australian public quite understandably sees ocean going vessels as one of their most serious threats for future infections. In the case of cargo vessels including livestock carriers, the reverse is the case. Visiting a port for loading or discharge represents the only opportunity…

Mei Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara

Edisi ke-78: Mei 2020 Poin-Poin Utama Volume perdagangan sapi hidup di bulan Mei mendekati tingkat normal seperti sebelum virus melanda   Permintaan Indonesia untuk daging sapi segar naik tipis selama bulan Ramadhan dan Lebaran African Swine Fever (ASF) masih mebimbulkan kekacauan pasokan protein   Harga sapi bakalan Darwin kembali lagi Indonesia: Sapi Potong Steer, AUD…

Salah Paham tentang Pasar Basah

Saat ini, berbagai media ribut memberitakan tentang pasar basah dan dugaan mengenai peran pasar basah terhadap merebaknya pandemi terkini. Yang tidak disampaikan secara jelas adalah, bahwa ada dua jenis pasar basah yang sangat berbeda. Jenis pertama dan paling umum adalah pasar yang menjual pangan segar harian normal yang terdapat di seluruh penjuru Asia dan berbagai…

Wet Market Misinformation

There is a frenzied outcry in the media at the moment regarding wet markets and their alleged role in the outbreak of the current pandemic. What is not being made clear is that there are two very different types of wet markets. The first and most common type is the normal daily fresh food market…

Menggembalakan sapi bakalan di perkebunan sawit.

Saya adalah salah satu pendukung paling antusias terhadap pembiakan sapi di perkebunan kelapa sawit, semenjak pertama kali saya melihat model operasi ini di Malaysia pada tahun 1980-an. Beberapa perusahaan perkebunan kelapa sawit Indonesia telah melakukan uji coba selama beberapa tahun terakhir, di mana sebagian besar menunjukkan hasil positif dalam hal produksi, tetapi dengan pengembalian keuangan…

Feeder cattle grazing under oil palms.

I have been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of breeding cattle in palm plantations since I first saw this type of operation in Malaysia in the 1980’s. A number of Indonesian palm plantation companies have conducted trials over recent years with mostly positive results in terms of production but with marginal financial returns. In…

$1000 Steak.

What are the chances of a butcher making a video of himself carving a piece of steak generating so much interest that it would go viral on Instagram with 10 million views? This is the incredible achievement by Nusret Gokce, a flamboyant Turkish butcher and restaurant entrepreneur with a flair for theatrics and a chain…