Indonesia to grow integrated cattle farming projects

35

Indonesia’s government wants the country to have more integrated beef cattle and oil palm farming projects to boost national beef production. Makmun, Secretary of the  Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, is urging more palm plantation operators to cooperate with local beef cattle farmers. “In total, Indonesia has around 16 million ha of palm plantation. If we can integrate 20% of the land with beef cattle farming, I believe the result will be massive,” he said.

Managing Editor and Editor of Asian Poultry Magazine, Jakarta, Indonesia. Arief juggles team directorial management regionally while monitoring avian disease with articles such as, ‘Bacterial enteritis could become a bigger problem by 2025’.