T.Panjaitan, S.P.Quigley, Dahlanuddin, Marsetyo, D.Pamungkas, E. Budisantoso and D.P.Poppi
This paper describes several areas of work relevant to Indonesia’s program of self sufficiency in beef cattle production. The successful implementation of an integrated village management system involving natural mating during a restricted period and early weaning to improve reproductive efficiency is described. The results of a range of studies conducted to develop feeding strategies to increase growth of early weaned Bali cattle across eastern Indonesia are reviewed. Finally, the potential use of crop residues, including rice straw, as a basal diet for reproducing females is also introduced.