In September and October 2019, members of the IndoBeef team attended expos and conferences to promote the PalmCow and CropCow projects, and present research objectives and results to industry and other academics.
IndoBeef team members from ICARD and BPTP-NTB attended the 4th International Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing and Aquaculture Exposition (ILDEX) in Jakarta, 18-20 September 2019.
Attendance at this event gave team members the opportunity to present IndoBeef research objectives and outcomes, and to learn more from other exhibitors.
The expo provided an opportunity to showcase Lamtoro (leucaena) beef from NTB, with one of the goals of CropCow being to increase adoption of innovative approaches to cattle management amongst smallholders, such as using leucaena as a feed supplement.
The 8th international Seminar on Tropical Animal Production (ISTAP) was held in Yogyakarta, 23-25 September 2019.
The CropCow market chains team presented two papers. Co-authors included Associate Professor Christie Chang (UNE), Dr A Hamdan (BPTP KalSel), Dr Ika Sumantri (ULM), Dr Eni Siti Roheaeni (BPTP-KalSel), Dr Nuri Dewi Yanti (ULM) and Mr Sholih N Hadi (BPTP-KalSel).
Both papers were presented by Dr Ika Sumantri:
A market chain analysis of inter-island cattle trade into South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Understanding the farming systems and cattle production in Tanah Laut, South Kalimantan.
The CropCow animal production team also presented two papers. Co-authors included Professor Dahlanuddin (UNRAM), Dr Nurul Hilmiati (BPTP-NTB), Dr Tanda Panjaitan (BPTP-NTB), Ms Luh Gde Sri Astiti (BPTP-NTB) and Dr Made Sri Asih (UNRAM).
Dr Nurul Hilmiati presented Improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers through cattle fattening based on forage tree legumes in arid Sumbawa.
Ms Luh Gde Sri Astiti presented Hematology profile of Nematodiasis in Bali cattle in Lombok.
The Integrated Cattle and Oil Palm Production (ICOP) Conference is being held in Jakarta on 23 October 2019.
The PalmCow market chains team (including Associate Professor Christie Chang, Dr Sionita Gloriana, Dr Nyak Ilham, Dr Tanda Panjaitan, Dr Dwi Sisriyeni and Dr Igap Mahendri), are presenting two papers at this conference:
Assessing the potential of cattle palm integration in Riau - some preliminary results: constraints to adoption of ICOP in Riau; comparison of the environmental and financial benefits and costs of ICOP.
Factors affecting demand and supply of beef in East Kalimantan - implications for cattle palm integration: factors influencing market chain player behaviour in East Kalimantan; competitors for ICOP; role of government policy.