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Traditional dairy farms survive in East Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 29 2008   /  11:27 am
THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY: A dairy worker in Pondok Rangon, East Jakarta, milks a cow by hand. (JP/Nani Afrida)(JP/Nani Afrida)

THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY: A dairy worker in Pondok Rangon, East Jakarta, milks a cow by hand. (JP/Nani Afrida) "I don't like milk," Dedy Iskandar, 33, the son of a dairy cattle farmer in Pondok Rangon, East Jakarta said. Growing up among dairy cows, Dedy said he gave up on drinking milk when he was a boy, he became bored with fresh milk, having been directly exposed to it and the animals that produce it for so long. Dedy's parents have more than 20 cows, which together can produce more than 70 liters of fresh milk every day. The modest family home looks out over the farm's broad pastures. Besides Dedy, 26 other farmers, along with more than 1,100 dairy cows live in the area. The farms, which produce more than 4,500 liters of milk every day, are the only authorized dairies left in Jakarta. According to Wahyuna Rahmani, Dedy's mother, before movin...