Supply Chain

Assessment of Beef Processing and Market Options in Indonesia
  • 2020

Building on the work done under the Partnership-funded Feasibility Assessment of a Beef Processing Bonded Zone in Indonesia in 2017, the project aims to examine more profitable market and processing options for Indonesian beef products to domestic and select international markets. More specifically, the work will include:

  • More detailed analysis of the eight export destinations identified in the Bonded Zone Study (Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Viet Nam, the Philippines and China) to identify the three most likely target markets for Indonesian beef products based on potential products, export challenges and typical minimum facility and infrastructure requirements expected by the target countries
  • The likely investment required to meet the minimum standards for at least three export target markets and to assess the financial viability of the proposed operation, including producing a sensitivity analysis, based on examining three existing Indonesian slaughterhouses or processing works. 

The project is expected to run from April to July 2020.

Indonesia – Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding (IACCB) Program
  • 2016 - 2021
Indonesia – Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding (IACCB) Program

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 five Indonesian provinces, and testing four cattle breeding models (1) Integrated Oil Palm and Cattle Production (SISKA); (2) Open Grazing; (3) Smallholder Cut-and-Carry; and (4) SISKA-Breedlot. To date, 1,315 heifers and 114 bulls were distributed to 8 projects (5 provinces), and 2,059 calves were born. IACCB has entered the second phase in early 2019 focusing on (1) strengthening partner staff capacity to maintain good project performance; (2) developing small-holder institutional capacity; (3) encouraging pasture development; (4) research to establish the commercial impact of SISKA models; (5) finalizing technical modules designed for investors; and (6) finalizing the development of the Indonesian herd management software. 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.

IACCB Publications

See the IACCB 7th Progress Report and the 2020 Annual Plan.

Herd Status - Jan 2020
Heifers/Cows 355 190 243 54 89 159 88 20 1,198
Bulls 24 17 25 4 6 14 2 1 93
Calves 136 35 127 17 34 57 40 0 446
Weaner/Grower 267 229 114 0 22 144 78 19 873
Sub-total 782 471 509 75 151 374 208 40 2,610

*BNT closed in August 2019

For more information about the program, visit IACCB website

East Kalimantan Breeders Support Project
  • 2016 – 2018 (Completed)
East Kalimantan Breeders Support Project

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.

Development of a Best Practice Guide for the Transport of Cattle in Indonesia
  • 2016 - 2017 (Completed)
Development of a Best Practice Guide for the Transport of Cattle in Indonesia

The guide outlines best practices for handling cattle during transport and in the design and construction of transportation facilities in Indonesia. The guide covers livestock transport on land and at sea in Indonesia, from sourcing cattle through to discharge at their final destination. The guide focuses on and is relevant to both local and imported breeder or slaughter cattle and applies whenever transport may occur within Indonesia throughout the supply chain from ports through to farms, feedlots and abattoirs and everywhere in between.

See the Best Practice Guide for the Transport of Cattle in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s Supply Chain and Logistics Study
  • 2017 - 2018 (Completed)
Indonesia’s Supply Chain and Logistics Study

The study is a rapid analysis of (1) the international supply chain delivering live cattle to the port in Lampung and onwards to feedlots and abattoirs;  and (2) the domestic supply chain transporting live cattle from farms in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to ports in Java and onwards to feedlots The study comprised a literature review, on-the-ground observations and meetings with key stakeholders, with a focus on improving handling, logistics and animal welfare. Key findings and recommendations include key insights on an assessment of the macro supply chain environment; constraints to the supply chain; and recommendations relating to supply chain and logistics on capital expenditure, operational improvements, as well as regulation and compliance.

See the report on this link