International Seminar on Livestock Production and Veterinary Technology
in conjuction with
Small Ruminant-Collaborative Research Support Program (SR-CRSP) Workshop
"Participatory and Community Based Breeding, Nutrition, and Socio-Economic Management to Support New Strategy for Small Ruminant Industry in Indonesia"
16 - 18 October 2018 - Prime Plaza Hotel Kualanamu Medan -Indonesia
Indonesian Center for Animal Research and Development (ICARD), Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia is proud to announce its biennial International Seminar on Livestock Production and Veterinary Technology, with "Smart Livestock Management to Support the Breeding Stock Availability Towards Modern Agriculture", as the main theme. Availability of breeding stocks is currently the main program of the Government of Indonesia. Nevertheless, poultry sector has adopted smart livestock management in modern production system, although availability of its breeding stock remains to be met by importation. Nationwide, most of large and small ruminants are kept by smallholders in the villages with smaller size than the required economies of size. Smart livestock management and availability of breeding stocks are necessary elements for competitive advantage status compared to other countries. These practices must be in line with business efficiency in the modern agriculture.
In this seminar, we will discuss about smart livestock management, sustainable breeding stock availability and its delivery, and how they are working to support modern agriculture. Support for livestock technologies critical to successful availability of breeding stock must rely on intelligent management practices to optimize the use of local resources. This may include plants and animal germplasm, utilization of agricultural waste, livestock breeding systems and to minimize waste of energy. On the other hand, veterinary technologies including the development of new vaccines, drugs, rapid identification tests, and others that are essential to support modern agriculture.
The seminar will offer an excellent opportunity for you to share your skills and experience, as well as identifying issues in livestock research and development, along with its innovative solutions for the benefit of all conference delegates. The venue of the seminar will be at the Prime Plaza Hotel, Kualanamu, Medan, Indonesia on 16-17 October 2018. The venue not far away from the Lake of Toba, as the most attractive tourist area of historical giant volcanoes in Indonesia. Field trips to Goat Research Station, Sei Putih, Medan, as well as trip to Lake Toba will be made
available, on 17- 18 October 2018.