Promoting Proven Evidence-based Commercial Cattle Breeding Models

Now that IACBB runs towards its final year of operation and has 3 years of project results, the IACCB team is focusing its efforts on communicating results.

This task is made easy by the strong commercial potential of the SISKA model and the increasing interests in cattle breeding - evidenced by the many invitations to IACCB and its partners to share its findings over the last three months. Events included:

  • MoA initiated “Modelling of Cattle and Oil-Palm Integration” which brought together government officials and private sector partners with the aim of developing a national SISKA-model.
  • “The 11th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit” which provided an opportunity to inform an international audience of oil palm plantations owners and producers, millers, traders, palm oil research institutes, on 'Sustainable Practices on Integrating Cattle Breeding into Palm Oil Plantations'.   
  • BKB were the key-note speaker at the “Innovative Sustainable Agro-business in Oil Palm Plantations” seminar. This pioneering event,  run by the South Kalimantan Provincial Government and the South Kalimantan Indonesia Palm Oil Association (GAPKI KALSEL), brought together a total of 94 oil palm companies, 35 national and provincial government officials, officials from 12 district governments, and heads of the Indonesia Palm Oil Smallholder’s Association (APKASINDO), GAPKI, the Indonesian Association of Young Businessmen (HIPMI), and Association of Indonesian Forestry Businesses (APHI). BKB’s presentation on “The Cattle – Oil Palm Integration Experience” generated much interest from the audience, which bodes very well for SISKA expansion. IACCB is now following up on many queries and invitations from this very well attended event.
  • “Roundtable meeting on Oil Palm – Cattle integration”, hosted by the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (Ministry of Agriculture) ensuring on-going exchange of findings between agencies and projects.
  • “Nusafest 2019” initiated by the key Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute and PT Holding Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN), the state-owned companies, potentially becoming involved in SISKA expansion.
  • “Livestock Production and Veterinary Technology National Seminar” to share experiences on “Challenges of Smallholder Cattle Breeding Farmer Toward 4.0 Era”. 
  • “The 8th Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector Meeting” to inform on “IACCB’s Investment Outcomes” reporting on the outcomes of the economic viability assessment and provide recommendations for the expansion of the cattle breeding industry.
  • “Musyawarah Nasional II GAPUSPINDO” (Indonesian Beef Cattle Business Association) whose members have shown an interest in joining up with plantations as an alternative implementation to comply with the recent Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture (Permentan 41/2019) on the import of big ruminants. 
  • “MLA Importers-Exporters Meeting” bringing together Cattle Business stakeholders from Australia and Indonesia interested in learning about challenges and opportunities of breeding BX cattle and the opportunities and challenges involved.

The response has been very positive with some Indonesian government ministries including Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Cooperatives and Small-Medium Enterprises requesting further information to develop concepts as well as requests from the banking sector to discuss the financial modelling tool developed by IACCB as an alternative for the banking sector to assess loans in cattle breeding. Private sector interest has increased as shown by the interest in the cattle breeding tools.

CALFIN, CALPROS and CALPROF and our Cattle Breeding Manual were officially launched during the ICOP Conference. One hundred and eighty copies have been distributed to interested parties and 60 requests for downloading the tools were received through the website over the last three months alone. These tools are clearly filling an important industry capacity gap.

To access more information and on CALFIN, CALPROS, ad CALPROF software please click here.
To access the Cattle Breeding Manual in English or Bahasa Indonesia, please click here