The IACCB’s key focus is to support the commercialization of cattle breeding in Indonesia.
The IACCB program provides support to carefully selected partners and their breeding system. This support comes in the form of a management partnership. It aims to improve the partner’s capacity and capability (knowledge, skills and physical capacity) in commercially sustainable production and business practices. The outcomes of this program will be changes to their cattle breeding and farm management practices. With these changes, and effective monitoring and recording of data, the partner obtains evidence that the business of breeding cattle is commercially viable. This encourages partners to further invest in the expansion of their cattle breeding business beyond the pilot phase, which will hopefully lead to further expansion in the Indonesian cattle breeding sector. Sharing of these lessons and promotion of commercially viable business models will encourage other investors to also invest in cattle breeding.
IACCB’s responsibility is to provide sufficient support to each partner, tailored to their needs, so that their breeding system has a high probability of achieving sustainable commercial outcomes. Of particular importance will be to ensure that the breeding models remain commercially viable without IACCB or other external support in the future.
IACCB technical assistance to partners will cover all aspects of a successful cattle breeding enterprise: pasture and feed supply development, cattle husbandry, herd management strategies, monitoring and evaluation systems, guidance, and staff training. For some Partners, cattle and physical infrastructure such as electric fences and cattle handling equipment will also be provided. Additional assistance will include support for the development of business management principles and practices.
Each partnership with a commercial partner will also focus on co-investment. Partners must co-invest in the pilot to received IACCB program support. Investments may include contributions of land, staff, infrastructure and other resources in-kind.
The IACCB Program will also provide field staff for an initial period to assist Partners with the implementation of new initiatives, to provide timely feedback to the IACCB team to keep new initiatives and processes on track, and to manage key risks such as those associated with animal welfare.
Aims and Strategy
To promote sustainable commercial scale beef cattle breeding in Indonesia.
This will be done by piloting a range of different breeding systems with industry partners to assess commercially sustainable approaches that can be up-scaled to facilitate investment, innovation and expansion of the beef cattle breeding industry in Indonesia.
The IACCB indicators for success – the End of Program Outcome (EOPO)
- Demonstrated commercially viable the cattle breeding business models
- Demonstrate increase in interest/investment in the sector; and
- Delivers a minimum target of 2,000 heifers and 100 bulls Australian sourced cattle.