UNE team member Dr Michael Halliday (Mic) represented IndoBeef at the recent Indonesia Australia Cattle Breeding Program Symposium, held in Jakarta on September 12th. The Symposium was hosted by the Indonesia Australia Red Meat & Cattle Partnership, and provided an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas on commercial-scale cattle breeding in Indonesia.
Mic also gave a presentation to introduce the IndoBeef research program at the Symposium. In addition to introducing the PalmCow and CropCow projects (their goals and objectives), he provided a summary of the previous ACIAR-funded cattle projects in Indonesia, and how IndoBeef will seek to build on this body of successful research and adoption.
At the Symposium, Mic also had the opportunity to catch up with several alumni from the Australia Awards Indonesia short course in animal husbandry and cattle production, provided by UNE during 2017. Some of these alumni are now working on the IndoBeef program.