The program aims to work with medium to large enterprises, and commercial smallholder cooperatives to develop commercially sustainable beef cattle breeding models. It does this by partnering with eight project partners in six Indonesian provinces, and testing three cattle breeding models (1) Integrated Oil Palm and Cattle Production (SISKA); (2) Semi-intensive Grazing and (3) Smallholder Cut and Carry. The outcomes of this project will be shared with the broader commercial beef cattle industry in Indonesia, enabling innovation, expansion and investment in the sector. To date, 1,200 heifers and 67 bulls have been distributed, and 587 calves have been born.
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This project, managed by the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources (NT DPIR), provided oversight of breeder cattle supplied by Australia on smallholder farms in East Kalimantan. The program employed a highly experienced Australian livestock manager to provide technical advice and training on breeder health, productivity and welfare to farmers, government officials and extension services staff. By the end of August 2018, the project will produce a practical documentation of lessons learnt to guide future breeder importation and smallholder breeding programs across Indonesia.