Indonesian chicken product manufacturer ships first export to Japan

first_imgFood company PT Malindo Food Delight launched on Tuesday its first export to Japan amid declining global trade due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Malindo Food Delight shipped 6 tons of chicken products including nuggets and sausages worth Rp 156 million (US$10,597) to the East Asian country.The company produces 9,000 tons of such products each year, contributing 4 percent to the revenue of its parent company, PT Malindo Feedmill.“I hope this export can give extraordinary energy to us and all the parties in seeking other export opportunities,” Lau Joo Hwa, the director of the parent company, said in a virtual presser on Tuesday.“This is also our effort to support the Agriculture Ministry’s movement in raising exports threefold.”The coronavirus outbreak has hit international trade amid movement restrictions implemented in various countries around the world, including in Indonesia. The World Trade Organization (WTO) projects global trade volumes will contract by between 13 percent at best and 32 percent at worst this year.Indonesia’s overall exports were down 9.9 percent year-on-year (yoy) to $13.73 billion in July as the COVID-19 outbreak hampered global logistics, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data.However, agriculture exports rose to $350 million in July, an 11.17 percent yoy increase from the figure in the same month last year.Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo said Tuesday Malindo Food Delight’s maiden export proved that Indonesian chicken products could penetrate Japan’s market, which demanded high quality food products.“The target is raising it tenfold,” said Syahrul, a NasDem party politician. “I hope we can maintain consistency in quality and efficiency so that we can keep competing in the international market.”The minister went on to say that companies like Malindo Food Delight should buy more chickens from local farmers to help stabilize prices.Topics :last_img read more

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Ellerman sprints to IMCA East Coast Nationals crown

first_imgJacob Gomola and Ellerman paced the field to green, with Ellerman grabbing the lead and Gomola tucking in behind while Rumsey pressured in third. May 24 – 1. Zach Newlin; 2. Ken Duke Jr.; 3. Christian Rumsey; 4. Scott Lutz; 5. Jaremi Hanson; 6. Ryan Lynn; 7. Larry McVay; 8. Brad Mellott; 9. Scott Ellerman; 10. Doug Dodson; 11. Jonathan Jones; 12. Daren Bolac; 13. Mike Leraas; 14. Reed Thompson; 15. Jake Frye; 16. Jake Karklin; 17. Greg Dobrosky; 18. Jacob Gomola; 19. Tyler Denochick; 20. Donnie Hendershot; 21. Jared Zionkowski; 22. Roger Irvine; 23. Dylan Proctor; 24. John Karklin. HAGERSTOWN, Md. (May 24-25) – Scott Ellerman used his outside front row starting spot to the best possible outcome Saturday night, staying smooth and never letting challengers move him off his line to the finish of the East Coast Nationals main event at Hagerstown Speedway. After a late caution, it was all going to be a shootout for the win but Ellerman never wavered as Duke was right on him with Rumsey looking for a way by as the checkered flew. The field was closing up before a caution came out and making it a run to the checkers. Duke kept the pressure on, getting even coming off turn four almost every lap but Newlin got the best medicine he could have with the win.  Christian Rumsey, Steven Kenawell and Jonathan Jones rounded out the top five in the holiday weekend special, co-sanctioned by PASS, the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and the Virginia Sprint Series.  Duke had started deep in the field and used the low line to work his way to second by lap 10, bringing Rumsey as well as Scott Lutz with him. Feature Results The field of 40-plus entries included racers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina. By Jim Haines center_img Zach Newlin battled the flu and 23 other top IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers in winning the opening night feature at Hagerstown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines) Scott Ellerman reigned at the East Coast Nationals for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, held during the Memorial Weekend at Hagerstown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines) Zach Newlin was able to overcome all the sprinters on hand on night one plus a bad case of the flu to take the Friday win at Hagerstown.  “This win means a lot,” said Ellerman, who beat fellow Pennsylvania Sprint Series regular Ken Duke to the finish by maybe a car length. “We’ve had motor trouble and we’ve had car trouble. It’s been real frustrating. We definitely got our confidence back.”  The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers were good for $1,000. Ellerman, who admitted to not having much luck at the draw, had run third in the final heat and was left with the number two pill and outside pole start. Ellerman was still out front as Duke continued his march toward the front, making it to second near midway of the 25-lapper. Rumsey, Lutz and Jaremi Hanson followed. May 25 – 1. Ellerman; 2. Duke; 3. Rumsey; 4. Steven Kenawell; 5. Jones; 6. Newlin; 7. Leraas; 8. Lutz; 9. Gomola; 10. Jake Karklin; 11. Lynn; 12. Dodson; 13. Denochick; 14. Mellott; 15. McVay; 16. John Karlin; 17. John Walp; 18. Jeralf Harris; 19. Dobrosky; 20. Hanson; 21. Domenic Melair; 22. Hendershot; 23. Fred Arnold; 24. Proctor.last_img read more

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