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National Workshop on Buffalo Production – Samarinda (East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia), June 21-22, 2011

Buffalo has a large enough role for rural communities and also nationally. Unfortunately the preservation of the traditional buffalo and advanced technologies developed through research are very low which is applied in rearing buffaloes. In the other side buffalo targeted as one of the main supporters for meat self-sufficiency of beef since buffalo entered into a program that previously was the PSDS (Program of Self Sufficiency for Beef) to PSDSK (Self Sufficiency Program for Beef and Buffalo). National buffalo population is currently estimated to total about- 2 million, which spread across various Indonesia Agro-eco-system, level of density which is also different.