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Reprod Domest Anim. 2012 Jan;47 Suppl 1:10-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2011.01958.x.

Indigenous Bali cattle is most suitable for sustainable small farming in Indonesia.

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Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia.


Livestock husbandry is essential for Indonesia. This study reviews cattle characteristics and husbandry methods in the country with special interest in describing the importance of indigenous breeds of cattle. As a conclusion, the Bali cattle ought to be considered the most suitable indigenous cattle breed for the low-input, high stress production system still practised by millions of families in Indonesia.

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