What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Indonesia to cull around 3 million broiler breeders

28 June, 2019

Indonesia has told broiler breeders to cull around 3 million chickens over a two-week period to prop up plunging prices, as farmers protested by giving away thousands of live birds for free. Indonesia has been producing more chicken than it consumes, putting pressure on prices. Chicken farmers have been complaining that live bird prices have been below a government floor price and cost of production for months. Breeders increased chicken production to cash in on an expected upturn in demand during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holidays earlier this month.
Indonesia previously ordered the culling of 6 million breeder chickens to control oversupply back in 2015.

Indonesian poultry farmers give away free chicken to protest plunging prices