The Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources (NT DPIR) is a senior Australian partner in the PalmCow project, working closely with Indonesian partner agencies, collaborators and local stakeholders, and with colleagues from the University of New England to build capacity in improved management of palm-cattle integration.
The feedlot sector accounts for approximately 10% of total beef production in Indonesia. It is a potential contributor to meeting Indonesia’s beef self-sufficiency target, as well as a competitor for the smallholder cattle producers.
In May 2019, an IndoBeef market chains team comprising Christie Chang and Febrina Prameswari visited two feedlots in Cianjur, West Java. These included PT Ben Buana Sejahtera and PT Pasir Tengah.
Jori is one of our IndoBeef PhD candidates and has been selected as one of 22 recipients of The Crawford Fund 2019 Student Award!
A delegation from the University of Mataram (UNRAM) visited the University of New England in March 2019 to meet with researchers to explore opportunities for collaboration, and to renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate joint opportunities for research and higher degree research student supervision.
The PalmCow market chains team, including Dr Sionita Gloriana Gunawan (BPTP East Kalimantan), Dr Nyak Ilham (ICASEPS) and Associate Professor Christie Chang (UNE) completed a market chain study in East Kalimantan in January 2019, to understand the demand and supply of cattle and beef in the province, as well as relevant issues and concerns.