The Participants of Dairy Cow Field School from Wonoagung Village Attend the Graduation at Fapet UB

Lecturers of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) organize a field school for dairy farmers in Wonoagung Village, Kasembon District, Malang Regency. Namely, community service activities that transferring knowledge directly to farmers.

According to the coordinator of the field school, Dr.Ir. Tri Eko Susilorini, MP.,IPM.,ASEAN Eng, the activity which took place from November to December is a form of concern from the Lecturer of Faculty of Animal Husbandry UB to improve the ability of farmers. So, it is hoped that local farmers will be able to meet the national milk needs and become a milk exporting country.

The problem faced by farmers in Wonoagung Village is the supply of concentrate feed which is not constant and its composition changes. This causes the quality and quantity of milk production to be less than optimal.

Through the field school, the Lecturer team of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry UB provides learning materials as a solution. Such as reproductive efficiency strategies, dairy cattle rearing management, dairy cattle feeding strategies, recording and breeding of diseased cattle in cattle, the practice of making concentrates, fermentation practices (silage), as well as evaluating the practice of making concentrates and silage.

In addition, they also provided grants in the form of two supporting tools, namely a couple hammer mill mixer (a multifunctional tool for cutting, grinding, and mixing forage) and a mixer for processing milk into sticks and milk candies.

After six meetings, participants were given training certificates which were submitted through graduation event, Saturday (12/18/2021). Taking place in the auditorium on the 8th floor of.V Building Fapet UB, the activity was attended by 46 participants and attended by the Head of Sub-district and the Head of Wonoagung Village.

“This field school is very useful since we, breeders get useful knowledge that has never been obtained. Hopefully, activities like this will continue, in our village, we actually have a lot of potential human resources, but the knowledge of raising livestock is lacking.” said the representative of the participants in conveying messages and impressions (dta/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)