Jason Hatchett : Cool under pressure

Jason left Murgon State High school on his 16th birthday in 1993 to start work as a “floor boy” in the nearby South Burnett Meat Works. In April 2016, PT Elders Indonesia promoted him to Operations Director of their western standard abattoir, beef distribution business and 8,000 head feedlot in Lampung, southern Sumatera. He takes…

1984 has arrived, at least the bovine version has.

“Nineteen Eighty Four” is a novel written by George Orwell in 1949.  The story describes a mythical future society run by a privileged Inner Party and headed up by a tyrannical leader called “Big Brother”.  The society elite used their power, including omnipresent government surveillance for their own selfish purposes leading to rebellion from those…

Nyoman and the Indonesian economic miracle.

In 1989, 18-year-old Nyoman Budiasa left high school in rural Lampung (South Sumatera) and began his working life as a yard boy at the local general store for Rp. 1,500 for a 17 hour day.  In those pre-financial crash days that amount was worth about AUD 70 cents per day. Today, Nyoman is an exceptionally…

Ucok

Last year I wrote a story about a skinny boy called Bambang, who was (and still is) an exceptional Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) in South Sumatera, Indonesia.  Ucok is an AWO in North Sumatera and while he is every bit as effective as Bambang, the two could hardly be more different. 32 year old Ucok…

Dorper Lamb : The story behind the brand.

                Late in 2002, Central Pacific Livestock Pty Ltd (CENPAC) negotiated a contract with the Shandong Agricultural Group from Jinan in northeastern China to supply 1000 head of purebred Boer goats and 1000 head of purebred Dorper sheep.  These animals were to be used to develop an elite…

Posisi Animal Welfare Officer Bambang

Click here for the English Version Posisi Animal Welfare Office (AWO) merupakan satu elemen yang paling penting dalam pengoperasian ESCAS (Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System / Sistim Jaminan Rantai Pasokan Exportir). ESCAS diterapkan untuk menjamin kesejahteraan hewan ternak Australia yang dipotong  pada negara pengimpor sapi. Standar kesejahteraan internasional hanya dapat dijamin jika orang yang kompeten…