This project is focused on translating and facilitating the development of SOPs of practical hygiene standards and hygienic production of meat in Indonesian abattoirs. The project aims to assist selected slaughterhouses to act as ‘champions’ of the industry by developing on-plant SOPs which are industry best practice, meet international expectations and are able to pass a third-party country or customer audit.
The project involved visits to five slaughter houses to identify the current level of SOP implementation and two follow-up visits to provide further on-site training as required and to facilitate the development and implementation of SOPs into the slaughter house’s program. The outcomes of this activity support the Indonesian processing sector through improved hygiene and sanitation practices, which allow the industry to work towards export competitiveness.
This study looks at whether it would be viable to set up a beef feedlot and processing plant in a bonded zone in Indonesia. In theory, the bonded zone could enable the operator to leverage Indonesia’s low labour costs, consistent feed availability and high returns for beef co-products into a more competitive offering for the domestic market. This includes the potential for the enterprise to re-export some cuts from the fed cattle to third country markets. Unfortunately, the study found that the construction of facilities to feed, slaughter and debone Australian cattle in Indonesia and with the intention of exporting a percentage of the product is unlikely to be financially viable. Furthermore, the study also looks at costs and benefits of establishing a bonded zone for cattle production and processing and key factors determining the ongoing commercial success of a bonded zone for the beef industry.
The purpose of the study was to better understand Indonesian consumer and preference of beef products including processed goods. The study looks at consumption trends and preference of Indonesian in Jakarta and Medan using quantitative and qualitative methodology. Jakarta was chosen since it is Indonesia’s capital with a wide range of ethnicities and religions. Medan was selected since it was culturally distinct from Jakarta as well as having a different supply chain and being closer to Malaysia and China. The report covers findings on consumption patterns and beef purchasing habit. The report also identifies six significant clusters of demand for beef in Indonesia.