PalmCow animal production team supporting farmers in Tapung, Riau

PalmCow animal production team supporting farmers in Tapung, Riau

The PalmCow animal production team is collaborating with the Gading Jaya farmer group in the Tapung sub-district, Kampar district, Riau. Dr Yeni Widiawati, PalmCow project leader and animal production team leader, and an animal nutrition specialist based at IRIAP, provides a summary of the team’s monitoring activity at this site in May 2019.

Northern Territory DPIR - partners in PalmCow animal and forage production research

Northern Territory DPIR - partners in PalmCow animal and forage production research

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.

IndoBeef market chain feedlot visits in Cianjur, West Java, May 2019

IndoBeef market chain feedlot visits in Cianjur, West Java, May 2019

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.