Sentra Peternakan Rakyat Megajaya (SPR-MJ)

Location :

Kasiman Sub-district, Bojonegoro District, East Java Province

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IACCB signed a contract with Sentra Peternakan Rakyat (SPR) Mega Jaya on 10 January 2017. The key feature of the partnership is managing cattle with a newly formed farmer group within an intensive cut-and-carry system.

Company Sentra Peternakan Rakyat (SPR) Mega Jaya
Year of establishment 2016
Core Activities Breeding business with profit sharing scheme, Savings and Loan, Farmer shop
Organization Size Farmer group with >100 members, this group has 20 local heifers as part of a grant from GoI

The project started with the funding from Ministry of Agriculture aiming to empower smallholders groups to own and collectively manage a breeding cattle enterprise. The project began with 20 young local heifers in a local style breedlot with 100 local farmers involved. Heifers were however immature and from 2014 to 2016, using traditional feeding and managing systems, herd growth was not achieved.

A 2017 IACCB review of SPR-MJ saw very strong commitment and determination from the farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2017 IACCB agreed to partner with SPR-MJ and thereafter provided support to build yards and deliver 100 heifers and 3 bulls. Despite the introduction of new management practices by IACCB, poor infrastructure and a lack of farmer cash flow threatened the project. IACCB assisted with funding for feed supplements and improvements to cattle pens which brought costs under control.

Conception rates are now 74% (target is 80% and calf mortalities <10% (target <5%). Short term finance has been found and the SPR has grown to be a formal Koperasi (cooperation).