Impact of Conventional Cattle Farming Systems on Farmer Awareness, Livestock Output and Household Income
Cattle was introduced in Papua a long time ago. However, it was unpredictable to adapt to raise cattle.
An explorative field study was performed in fifteen villages using participatory research to better
understand the dynamics of cattle performances. Cattle farming system has been categorized in three
types, i.e. small- and medium-sized systems. They used ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis to analyze data. The
finding of this research was that the three sizes of cattle farming in many components of good farming
practices were similar (p>0.05). No large gap was found along the lines of farmers, cattle, and economic
performance. West New Guinea’s Tropical Livestock Unit was low and has the potential to increase due
to agribusiness potential. Better government services and other related stakeholders should narrow the
lack of good agricultural practices.