GDFP and Feed Technology Education to the Livestock Groups through Field School

The Signing of Cooperation Agreement by the Dean of Fapet UB and the Head of Wonoagung Village

The Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) collaborates with Wonoagung Village, Kasembon District, Malang Regency in improving the quality of breeder human resources while practicing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, Friday (12/11/2021). Based on the cooperation agreement, the team of Fapet UB lecturers will provide guidance to farmers through field school activities.

The group that is part of the Lecturer Works (Dokar) consists of Prof. Suyadi, Dr. Tri Eko Susilorini, Dr. Mashudi, Dr. Kuswati, Rini Dwi Wahyuni, M.Sc, Ria Dewi Andriani, M.Sc., Poespitasari Hazanah Ndaru, MP, Wike Andre Septian, M.Si, and Dr. Ahmad Furqon.

According to Prof. Suyadi who currently serves as Dean, Good Dairy Farming Practices is a standardization of dairy farming business. Its main aspects include livestock reproduction, health, milking hygiene, nutrition (feed and water), livestock welfare, environment, and socio-economic management.

“If the breeder is able to implement this GDFP correctly, it can increase livestock productivity and improve the welfare of the farmer’s economy,” said Suyadi

However, the implementation of GDFP in Wonoagung Village has not been carried out accurately, the supply of concentrate feed is not constant and the composition changes. This causes the quality and quantity of production to be less than optimal.

To overcome this problem, there are several programs that will be carried out by the Dokar team. These include establishing fostered villages: innovation of feed, regulation of reproduction of cage sanitation and quality control of milk, fostered villages: recording and selection of dairy cows, management of dairy production businesses, and implementation of GDFP on milk quantity and quality.

Besides that, they also donated a couple feed mixer + Diesel SNI INDA 8 HP to make feed independently.

Field school activities will be carried out every weekend using two learning methods. Namely, the presentation of theory in the classroom and on the farm, which is going directly to the field to explore the problems of breeders accompanied by mentors. (dta/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)