New partnership with Government Supported Training Centre

An exciting collaboration with P4S Karya Mandiri Desa Kubu (Pusat Pelatihan Pertanian dan Perdesaan Swadaya) in Central Kalimantan is underway with the delivery of twenty pregnant BX-heifers, of which more than 50% have already given birth.

P4S is an Indonesian Government supported Training Centre model that stimulates rural development through strengthening the capacity of member farmer groups and providing practical training for students in the agricultural sector. The two-year IACCB-supported pilot will test the commercial viability of breeding Brahman Cross in a cut and carry model. If commercially successful, the model will add to the knowledge-base of the Ministry of Agriculture and will ultimately support their goal of increasing the number of breeding cattle in Indonesia.

The P4S model has great scale up potential as the cut and carry model in Central Kalimantan can become an example of ‘best practice’ for the many P4S training centres in Indonesia, and be set up to produce accredited Cattle Managers and workers, which is currently a key constraint to Industry growth. In addition, the operating conditions under the P4S pilot are common throughout Indonesia – that is, a simple management style and access to cheap feed such as corn stalks and high protein feed like ampas tahu (soybean waste product). test