Prospects of CATTLE Industry in Indonesia, Beef cattle industry as an agribusiness activity has a very wide scope. Chain business is not limited to activities in upstream production but also to downstream activities and all supporting business activities. The question is how Indonesia has a resilient beef cattle industry in the sense of being a cattle industry that has high competitiveness and be able to independently continue to grow in the era of competition in the global market economy.
Currently the reality on the ground, beef cattle breeding business in Indonesia has not been able to meet the expectations of the government. For example, the government announced a desire national beef self-sufficiency programs has not yielded the expected results.
This condition is more severe, because the level of beef cattle population in the country do not provide maximum results, growth is still low even though there is an increase but the national meat production is not increasing sharply. As a result, consumption of beef in the country has a deficit, so imports are still reliable annually.
Given this reality the government through the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health did not stay silent. In 2016, the government issued a policy in the provision and supply of beef, among other things:
First, the increase in beef cattle population through its “endorsing Sexual arousal and Insentasi Artificial (GBIB), integration of cattle – plants, introduction of cattle breeders from the outside.
Second, the development of logistics and distribution.
Third, the improvement of trade and beef cattle through the application of card, information systems and weighing cattle prices livestock market and the construction / rehabilitation of RPH. Fourth, institutional strengthening through “People Center Ranch”. Fifth, the fulfillment of beef cattle through the importation of 200,000 head during the first quarter and 150,000 heads in the second quarter of 2016 and 2016 it is estimated to require 600,000 heads.
Given the scale of the government hopes to raise beef cattle industry in this country, it encouraged BIZTEKA to learn more about the development of cattle breeding and processing industry in Indonesia.
This report is based on two sources, namely primary and secondary data. Primary data were obtained from the perpetrators of the livestock industry in Indonesia. While secondary data obtained from government agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, the Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance and bank data of BIZTEKA-CCI.