This year the Indonesian feed industry will see the arrival of 3 new feed mills in the country.
Last year there were 65 feed mills operating in the country, and this year will see that number grow to 68 feed mills.
The additional feed production plants will see Indonesia's national feed production grow from 17 million tonnes last year to 18.5 million tonnes this year.
Desianto Budi Utomo, the Secretary General of the Indonesian Feed Millers Association (GPMT) said, two companies that are setting up new feed plants are PT Cibadak Indah Sari and PT Satwa Boga Sempurna.
These companies set up feed mills in West Java and East Java respectively. "The capacity of each plant is approximately 20,000 tonnes per month for each company," said Desianto. "Two units of the feed mills will begin operations in the fourth quarter of this year," he continued.
Desianto said that in response to the additional feed mills being built this year, some established companies in the feed production industry were planning to expand and increase current capacities to allow them to better compete.
PT Cibadak Indah Sari is a long time player in the livestock industry. However before the construction of this feed mill they were only involved with breeding farms. PT Satwa Boga Sempurna is a new comer to the industry.
The animal feed industry is seeing growing investments, as it grows to meet the demands of the growing livestock industry in Indonesia. The strongest demand comes from the feed consumption of laying hens and broiler chicken in the country, which grew nearly 10% year-on-year compared to last year.