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:
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.