BANDUNG - The West Java Provincial Government plans to conduct economic cooperation in particular the livestock sector with the Belgian state government.
The Governor of West Java, Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, said that livestock sector economic cooperation is likely to be done by making new genetics by marrying Belgian Cows with Pasundan Cows.
"There is a muscular plan for the Belgian cattle that we will cross with the Pasundan cattle," said the Governor, after attending the West Java DPRD Plenary Meeting on Friday (11/11).
The governor expects, with the cooperation of the livestock sector with cross-breeding, in the future the needs of the West Java community for beef can be fulfilled, without having to obtain supplies from other regions.
"We hope that this cow production will increase in quantity, but will be produced locally and not imported. God willing, it will succeed, so that the beef supply can be fulfilled in full," he said.
Previously the Deputy Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum, along with a government delegation and a number of businessmen from West Java visited Belgium to see the Belgian Blue cattle farm in Regional Wallonia, where the birth process was done by caesarean section.
Besides being muscular, Belgian Blue cattle are also low in fat with a ratio of meat to carcass of 70 percent. (Parno)