Palm oil operations offer significant commercial potential because the land is already purchased and in use for palm oil production. Cattle breeding under palm can provide owners with an additional income stream, and may reduce production costs and increase productivity.
IACCB is testing these propositions in four locations:
The selection of 4 projects with quite different operating environments is allowing IACCB to identify the key challenges and solutions to commercial sustainability within the Integrated Oil Palm and Cattle Production model.
SISKA Partner Update
PT Buana Karya Bhakti (BKB), in South Kalimantan, has now established its SISKA Training Center, and is preparing to provide long-distance learning (on-line training) to several universities and the local government of Kalimantan Tengah, Kalimantan Timur, Papua and Sumatera Utara who requested the support. IACCB has supported BKB to produce an educational video that accompanies these commercial training activities.
PT Kalteng Andinipalma Lestari (KAL), in Central Kalimantan, is fattening part of the male progeny for the lucrative Qurban market which provides for premium prices.
PT Superindo Utama Jaya (SUJ) is diversifying their business to fattening, by feeding dried palm oil sludge, an exciting new innovation. A comparative trial showed that an ADG of 1.2kg/d can be reached feeding 25% dry solids, at a daily feed cost of only IDR18,000, compared to IDR25,000 with other agricultural by-products.