Improving the productivity of smallholder beef cattle production is integral to strengthening rural livelihoods and increasing the supply of domestically produced beef in Indonesia.
Recently, the Indonesian government has been trialling a new approach to increasing the numbers of calves being born through an ACIAR-managed pilot project.
The project is working with farmers to improve Brahman cattle village production systems.
Compared to local Indonesian breeds, such as Bali cattle, Brahman’s have faster growth rates but only when fed high quality diets.
Producing Brahman cattle is also providing smallholders with new market opportunities, through selling calves to commercial feedlots.
For more information, see the attached brochure.