PT Buana Karya Bhakti are dedicated to disseminating and distributing their SISKA knowledge to interested public-private sector stakeholders through on-line discussions and webinars.
KPT-MS has been named Livestock Food Security Ambassador by the Bank of Indonesia and Lampung Provincial Government in recognition of its achievement in expanding their BX cattle breeding business and acting as a learning point for interested farmer cooperatives. Additional value was gained from the expansion of their business into meat processing, producing beef floss, as well as their government recognition as P4S.
The promotion strategy of IACCB is ensuring that stakeholders in the cattle breeding industry have access to information and factual evidence from IACCB and partners that supports the industry to make decisions for expansion through implementing breeding models as assessed by IACCB.
The Partnership and IACCB held webinar on June 25, 2020 themed: " Innovations for Cheap and Quality Cattle Feed Management". The webinar was attended by a total of 364 participants of which 294 (149 male and 144 female) linked in using zoom and approximately 71 people participated directly through YouTube channel @IAredmeatcattle.
IACCB is actively supporting the Indonesian cattle breeding industry in its effort to solve its main growth challenges, namely information dissemination and technical guidance, skills shortages, research, and enabling policy
Since October 2016, PT Buana Karya Bhakti (BKB) has integrated Brahman Cross (BX) cattle production with their oil-palm plantation business – a SISKA model.
The KAL and BKB projections show that small herds are unlikely to provide a sustainable economic return for commercial operations. This is supported by a broader analysis on optimal herd size for commercial viability.
Weaners need good quality feed when they lose access to their mother’s milk. The cow’s milk, rich in protein and energy, is very beneficial for the calf, but its production prevents the mother quickly falling pregnant again.
Between 2015 and 2019 Indonesian beef production fluctuated widely with a high of 518,484 tons in 2016 and only 490,420.8 tons in 2019. According to the Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS) total beef demand in 2019 reached 686,270 tons, with Indonesian beef demand at 2.56 kilograms per capita per year.
The summary findings of almost two years of research by BPPT at two commercial oil palm plantations in South and Central Kalimantan were that cattle grazing had no measurable commercial impact on Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) yield, Ganoderma incidence or soil chemical and fertility factors. Cattle grazing did however reduce weed control and herbicides costs.