The training comprises of two-week program in Indonesia and one-week in Australia. The first leg of the training in Indonesia lasted from 17 to 29 September 2018 that includes practical learning sessions and field visits to PT Lembu Jantan Perjasa’s breedlot and IACCB project sites in South Kalimantan and Lampung that exposed the participants to three breeding models: cattle under palms, semi-intensive grazing and smallholder cooperatives/breedlot.
For the last week of the training from 29 September to 5 October, all participants spent their time in Katherine Research Station in Australia to partake in a training facilitated by the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources. They learned about topics such as breeders’ health, bull handling and management, improved pastures and stock handling. The training was completed with a farewell dinner in Darwin, which was attended by the Indonesian Consul as well as representatives from NT DPIR, NTCA and NT Live Cattle Export Association.
Since 2015, the Partnership has pledged a total of AUS$ 5.5 million in Skill Development Programs to provide capacity building for people in the cattle industry. The short course program covers a range of skills needed for commercial cattle breeding including grazing system, artificial insemination, animal health and welfare, as well as weaning system.