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La odesahara , Z.fanani; Ba.Nugroho , Irfan h. Djunaidi.
This study aimed to analyze the structure and distribution, growth rates, population densities and typology of beef cattle livestock. Conducted in Gorontalo Regency from June to August 2018. Quantitative research methods were used to obtain data and solve existing problems. The results showed that the population of beef cattle in Gorontalo Regency reached to 65,539 AU with an average growth of 4.27% per year. Economic Density of beef cattle population 166 AU/1000 (Solid), Regional Density 31 AU/km2 (Solid), and Farm Density 0.53 AU/ha (Medium). Ownership of beef cattle is high with a limited area, but the area of farming is still supportive. Beef cattle development can be directed at intensive or semi-intensive breeding patterns through the integration of rice plant, maize and sugar cane systems with beef cattle (Crop Livestock System). The development area has a different typology of livestock. The eastern and central regions develop Balinese cattle in a semi-intensive and extensive manner, while the western regions develop more varied beef cattle with intensive breeding patterns.