InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The cow fattening and breeding which are integrated to palm oil plantation that PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., runs since 2016 get the good result.
According to President Director of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., Santosa, in 2018 the transaction volume of cow trading in the company reached 10.230 cows or increased 268,6% compared to the previous year (2017).
The calves in the cow breeding program of the company reached 1.612 calves or increased 130,9% compared to the previous year. “We got the mother t0 breed the cows from Australia,” Santosa said, Monday (15/4/2019) after the Shareholders Meeting in Menara Astra, Jakarta.
He also mentioned, though the program was not in significant progress to the income of the company, but the positive result makes the company plan to multiply the cage capacity which reached for 4 thousand cows still.
The additional cage would be in East Kalimantan for 20 thousand cows. “We still see to add the cage capacity besides in East Kalimantan, such as, in Sumatera,” Santosa said. (T2)