South Fly to focus in livestock exports

SOUTH Fly MP and newly appointed Minister for Livestock, Sekie Agisa, is eyeing Indonesia as the potential market for Papua New Guinea cattle.
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Staff Reporter

He said he would be looking to developing the cattle industry in his province.
 
"Beef is a commodity that should be exported. There are about 250 million people in Indonesia. We share a land border and they are very big consumers of beef, but it's unfortunate that we are yet unable to supply that demand," he said.
 
He told The National newspaper that Indonesia was a major importer and consumer of beef and that its closest neighbour, PNG, could potentially be a supplier.
 
He said the focus needed to be on rebuilding PNG's cattle industry for this to occur.
 
He said his electorate area was perfect for running cattle as it was plain grassland.
 
"There has been so much concentration on our petroleum and mining industries so in future we would like to focus on farming, going back to basics like agriculture.

 

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