UB Inaugurates Two Professors of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry

Prof. Dr. Ir. Nurul Isnaini, M.P

In 2021, the Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) increases the quantity of active professors so that currently it has 17 people. The additions were obtained after the appointment of Dr. Ir. Nurul Isnaini, M.P and Dr. M. Halim Natsir, S.Pt, M.P, IPM, ASEAN Eng became a professor.

Written in the Decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemendikbud RI) number 109952 / MPK / KP / 2020 dated 18 November 2020, assigning Prof. Nurul as Professor of Animal Reproduction Management Science. Meanwhile, Prof. Halim is declared as Professor of Nutrition and Poultry Feed Processing Technology as stipulated in the Decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia number 122610 / MPK / KP / 2020 dated 18 November 2020.

Reminds that the pandemic conditions are not yet conducive, the inauguration of the title by the chairman of UB Senate, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ariffin, M.S was conducted online through the ZOOM meeting, Saturday (20/03/2021). On the occasion, Prof. Nurul delivered a scientific oration on “Reproductive Technology Strategies to Produce Twin Births in Buffalo”.

Prof. Dr. M. Halim Natsir, S.Pt, M.P, IPM, ASEAN Eng

Nurul mentioned that until now domestic beef and buffalo production can only contribute 50.6% to the fulfillment of national availability, then 49.4% of the shortfall must be met through imports.

“The development of buffalo livestock actually has a pretty good prospect to support efforts in achieving meat self-sufficiency. However, the management system that still uses the traditional system has resulted in a decline in the buffalo population in the last 10 years. ” she explained

Therefore, a reproductive technology strategy is needed to increase the population and productivity of buffalo, which by seeking multiple births. This strategy can be carried out by synergizing several reproductive technologies that are superovulation induction and artificial insemination methods, as well as in vitro oocyte maturation methods, in vitro fertilization, and embryo transfer.

However, the strategy of multiple births has a negative impact, such as the high risk of reproductive problems so that buffalo experience difficulty in giving birth, low birth weight and weight gain of children, and the occurrence of freemartin syndrome (sterility) in female calf.

“The steps to mitigate this impact are placing the buffalo in isolation cages with routine supervision just before childbirth, providing high nutrient density feed during pregnancy and lactation, and using sexed spermatozoa for artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization.” concluded the Lecturer with an interest in Animal Production.

Production Technology and the Concept of Feed Formulation in the Industrial Age 4.0 as Efforts to Increase Chicken Productivity.” He said the food safety of chicken products must be supported by the safety of chicken feed both in the form of feed additives and main feed.

“The use of Growth Promoter Antibiotics (AGP) as a feed additive can cause residues in chicken products. So that it causes certain antibiotic resistance problems in chickens and humans who consume chicken products, “he explained

AGP can be replaced with natural products that is Natural Growth Promoter (NGP). However, the wrong choice of NGP production technology causes less optimal effect on the productivity and health of chickens. Based on his research, Halim interpreted the NGP production technology using double-coating nano encapsulation technology is proven effective in replacing AGP.

“The feed formulation in the smart farming concept will use a platform that is connected to advanced technology, combining sensor system data, availability and distribution of feed ingredients, feed additives, chicken and cage data and supported by nutrigenomics, which can improve the quality of feed in accordance with the conditions of the chickens on the farm. So, the productivity and health of chickens increases. ” he concluded (dta/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)