Merauke, Jubi (30/6)— The Head of Merauke Husbandry Department, Hanok Untanaya said the cattle population in Merauke has dropped from 31,000 in 2012 to 28,000 this year due to the increase in the butchering and delivery to Boven Digoel Regency.
“We should keep working hard by reminding people not to sell or slaughter productive cows,” Untanaya told tabloidjubi.com on Friday (27/6).
He said every year the Merauke government provides cattle for the community groups in the villages. Based on the monitoring results conducted by the Merauke Husbandry Department, Untanaya said some groups in the sub-districts located in the rural areas could breed cattle properly.
He said his office would give a warning to those who butchering the productive cows. “ Their cattle would be withdrawn and gave to others as a lesson learn for them,” he firmly said.
Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka said the local government encourages people to breed for cows because cattle farming has a very good prospect. (Jubi/Frans L. Kobun/rom)