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    Sentra Peternakan Rakyat (SPR) Mega Jaya Bojonegoro Successfully Breeds Australian Brahman Cross Cattle
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    IACCB Formally Handed Australian Brahman Cross Cattle To KPT Maju Sejahtera in South Lampung
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Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program


IACCB, which commenced in February 2016, is a project within the Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in Red Meat and Cattle Sector. IACCB’s goal is to expand the commercial-scale beef cattle breeding industry in Indonesia. It does this by partnering with eight project partners in six Indonesia provinces, and testing three cattle breeding models (1) Integrated Oil Palm and Cattle Production; (2) Open Grazing and (3) Smallholder Cut and Carry.

Breeding Models


Waiting for my supplement – cows under palm, Central Kalimantan
  • Integrated oil palm and cattle production
SISKA partners have maintained commercial viability during the most recent dry season.

The past dry season was very challenging for fodder production in Indonesia. The increased knowledge and experience of SISKA-enterprise management has however allowed them to use agricultural by-products as feed supplements, resulting in lower but still reasonable productivity during this period. 

Odot, (dwarf Napier) ready for grazing – TVJ, Sumbawa, NTB
  • Open Grazing
Open-grazing Ranch deals effectively with long dry season by optimizing the use of agricultural by-products and reducing herd numbers.

CAP, our Open Grazing partner in South Kalimantan, provided ammoniated rice straw, minerals and some palm kernel cake, and culled non-productive heifers, to reduce carrying capacity pressure on grazing areas. 

Healthy calves in a creep – SPR MJ, East Java
  • Cut and carry smallholder group
Small-holders herd numbers matters

The long dry season in 2019 (in certain areas stretching from June to December) has proven once again that a correct carrying capacity and the availability of funds to purchase feed supplements is critical to maintaining cattle body condition and commercial sustainability.

Our long-term small-holder partners, Koperasi Petani Ternak Maju Sejahtera (KPT) in South Lampung and Sentra Peternakan Rakyat Mega Jaya (SPR) in Bojonegoro dealt with the reduced availability of green fodder in different ways. KPT, who are financially stronger, provided ammoniated rice straw and an increased amount of palm kernel cake and minerals, whereas SPR, with limited access to financial resources, provided ammoniated rice straw and decided to reduce their herd. 

  • SISKA-Breedlot
SISKA-Breedlot

The model emerged after a SISKA-partner - SUJ - wanted to expand their herd but were constrained due to their limited grazing area in their relatively small oil palm plantation. This model has higher operational and feed costs due to the long presence of cattle in the cattle yard. Finding cheap agricultural by-products is key to its commercial viability.

Investor Tools


Planning Tool
Planning Tools
Cow-Calf Operations Financial Model (CALFIN)
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Commercial Cattle Breeding Manual
Commercial Cattle Breeding Manual
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Monitoring Tools
Cow-Calf Productivity Software and Spreadsheet (CALPROF & CALPROS)
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