The purpose of developing beef cattle farming is to increase the population and productivity of cattle products followed by increasing farmers’ income, creating jobs and improving the genetic quality of beef cattle. The problem is that beef cattle farms in North Sulawesi are carried out in traditional management instead of eco-friendly; they are mostly developed by grazing on agricultural land. This study aims to identify the potential strategies to support the development of eco-friendly beef cattle farms. This study used a survey to analyze the role, opportunities and challenges of beef cattle farms in North Bolaang Mongondow Regency. The locations were purposively sampled to include the central area for government-initiative beef cattle development i.e. Sangkub, Bintauna and East Bolangitan districts. The data were subject to internal and external analysis using IFAS matrix, EFAS matrix and SWOT analysis.The results showed that the actual beef cattle population could be increased to 1.37 times. Development is carried out with an orientation to environment and sustainability using LEISA concept. The development of beef cattle was in a condition dominated by strength (the strength value of 1.882 or 76.59%). Opportunities are more quickly responded in the face of the threat of beef cattle development (the opportunity value of 1.842 or 68.09%). In conclusion, the development of beef cattle has a role in increasing the income of farmers and has market opportunities and the challenges can be minimized by increasing the productivity and quality of beef cattle that are environmentally oriented. Technology introduction is needed for the development of sustainable beef cattle farms.
Bamualim, A., A. Thalib., Y.N. Anggraeni and Mariyono. 2008. Environmentally Friendly Beef Cattle Technology. Wartazoa 18 (3) : 149-156.
Department of Agriculture North Bolaang Mongondow Regency. 2018. Report. North Bolaang Mongondow.
Directorate General of Animal Husbandry and Health. 2018. Animal Husbandry Statistics. Directorate General of Animal Husbandry and Health. Ministry of Agriculture, Jakarta.
Happyana, D. 2017. Analysis of the profit of small beef cattle fattening in Wonogiri Regency. Integrated Animal Husbandry Scientific Journal 5 (2): 33-39.
Ikbal M. 2015. Evaluation of policies of animal control in Parigi District, Regency of Parigi Moutong. E-Journal Katalogis 3 (10) :167-172.
Jamilah. 2017. Analysis of income of cattle farmers of Aceh. Journal of Agrifo 2 (2) : 50-55.
Martan, D. 2012. Design of a policy model for the development of beef cattle farming (Case Study in South Sulawesi). Dissertation. Doctoral Program of Agribusiness Management. IPB, Bogor.
Muis JM. 2015. Performance and prospect of development of environmentally friendly beef cattle in West Sumatera. Widyariset 18 (1) : 59-70.
Nenobesi D, W Mella and P Soetedjo. 2017. Utilization of solid waste as livestock manure compost in increasing the carrying capacity of the environment and biomass of green bean plants (Vigna radiata L). Food Journal 26 (1): 43-56.
Nur TM, C Fadli and H Satriawan. 2018. Analysis of the potential of integration of palm oil-cattle in Bireuen Regency, Aceh Province. Vol 4 (2) : 69-80.
Purnomo SH, ET Rahayu and SB Antoro. 2017. Development strategy of beef cattle in small business at Wuryantoro Subdistrict of Wonogiri Regency. Bulletin of Animal Science 41 (4) : 484-494.
Rachmadhani, N.W., Koesriharti and M. Santoso. 2014. Effects of Organic Fertilizers and Inorganic Fertilizers on the Growth and Results of Phaseolus vulgaris L. Crops. Journal of Plant Production 2 (6) : 443-452.
Sahala J, R Widiati and E Baliatri. 2016. Financial feasibility analysis of Simmental beef cattle fattening, PO and factors that influence the number of ownership in small animal husbandry in Karanganyar Regency. Bulletin of Animal Science 40 (3): 75-82.
Salendu AHS, IDR Lumenta, HO Gijoh and FH Elly. 2017. Carrying Capacity Index of Cattle Feed on Coconut Land in District of West Bolangitang, Paper presented on International Conference 6th Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries, Oct 16-19, 2017 in Batu City Indonesia.
Satiti R, DAH Lestari and A Suryani. 2017. Agribusiness system and bussiness partnership of beef fattening in cooperatives, Gunung Madu. JIIA 5 (4) : 344-351.
Sukamta MA, Shomad and A Wisnujati. 2017. Management of cattle waste into commercial organic fertilizer in Kalipucang Village, Bangunjiwo, Bantul, Yogyakarta. Berdikari Journal 5 (1) : 1-10.
Walia, S.S and N. Kaur. 2013. Integrated Farming System-An Ecofriendly Approach for Sustainable Agricultural Environment-A Review. Greener Journal of Agronomy Forestry and Horticulture 1 (1) : 001-011.
Article Metrics##”article.abstract”## view : 767 times
PDF – 261 times
Metrics powered by PLOS ALM
- There are currently no refbacks.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.