The Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program (IACCB) commenced in February 2016 as part of the Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector.Continue reading about IACCB
IACCB is piloting three different cattle breeding systems - Integrated Oil Palm and Cattle Production; Open Grazing; and Smallholder Cut and CarryContinue reading about IACCB breeding models
Simple management protocols need to be followed and IACCB is developing these based on specific learnings through the projects.Continue reading about IACCB investor tools
Much of the land in Sulawesi and East Indonesia is ideal for this system.
Opportunities to establish projects in these regions were somewhat limited, due to difficulty of delivery of Australian cattle to the sites. However, two IACCB partners were selected. They are:
Open Grazing - Partner Updates
Badan Usaha Milik Petani PT Cahaya Abadi Petani (PT CAP) in South Kalimantan failed its commercial viability assessment even though feeder production cost is low and well below the cost of Australian imported feeder cattle. Annual weaning rates have been consistently low especially because of late culling of unproductive heifers and late weaning of calves due to infrastructure issues that made it impossible to keep weaned calves away from their mothers. A new strategy has been put in place where newly weaned calves have been placed on another property. This strategy will hopefully result in quicker pregnancies which should improve overall performance.
IACCB is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, and is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Last updated - 17 October 2022
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