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Indigenous Bali Cattle is Most Suitable for Sustainable Small Farming in Indonesia

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Author’s address (for correspondence): Harimurti Martojo, Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. E-mail: etmargawati@cbn.net.id.

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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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