Padang, (Antara Sumbar) - West Sumatra has the potential to develop broiler farms with two breeding centers respectively at the Superior Breeding Breeding Center, Limapuluh Kota and Air Rundiang Livestock Breeding Station (SPT), West Pasaman.
"Our cow's seed is already secured," Vice Governor of West Sumatra, Nasrul Abit stated in a call from Padang on Monday (Aug 28).
He said that the mapping of community economic development based on the potential of West Sumatra region.
According to him, Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Service should be proactive to map potential areas of cattle development, including cattle species to be developed.
Areas such as West Pasaman, Pasaman and South Pesisir for examples, can be a central development of Bali cattle while other districts and cities have the opportunity to develop other types of cows.
Technology related to cattle farms, one of which to make alternative feed, according to him also must be one focus with the decrease of land that can be a source of forage for livestock.
Head of the Livestock and Animal Health Service Office of West Sumatra, Erinaldi said currently West Sumatra Provincial Government cooperation with West Pasaman in Air Runding, there are already about 500 bali cattle are developed. That number will continue to be increased to about 3,000 cows.
In addition to local government, the surrounding community is also involved in the development of cattle, one of them with an extensive integration program with palm land there.
Development of cattle in West Sumatra according to him is also done by private sector facilitated by government to maximize the potential of Minang migrants outside the region.
One of them is the tri arga program that has grown rapidly since it was launched in May 2016. The investment value of beef cattle business of tri arga program has reached more than Rp4 billion more. (cha)
Editor: Vicha Faradika