An article by Desy Nurhayati, Bali Daily The Jakarta Post.

Local farmers and breeders are capable of supporting Bali’s tourism by continuously supplying their products to hotels and restaurants, officials said.

Wayan Mardiana, head of production division at the provincial Husbandry Agency, said that local livestock was sufficient to fulfill the needs of hotels and restaurants in Bali.

“Actually, local breeders are able to support hotels and restaurants in Bali, but they’re marginalized because they still prefer to use imported beef,” he said during a discussion recently.

According to the agency’s data, the island’s cattle population has now reached around 660,000 head managed by 27,000 breeder groups. Every year, local breeders produce 60,000 to 80,000 beef cattle.

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