The Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) has an innovative product in the form of poultry feed additives named “UB Feed”. The product was initiated by Prof. M. Halim Natsir, Prof. Siti Chuzaemi, Dr. Osfar Sjofjan, Dr. Muharlien, and Yuli Frita Nuningtyas, M.Sc. UB Feed is based on natural additives to replace the use of excessive doses of Antibiotic Growth Promoter (AGP) in broilers and laying hens.
“The use of AGP as a feed additive can cause residues in chicken products. This causes certain antibiotic resistance problems in chickens and humans who consume chicken products,” said Halim
The innovation work has been commercialized for four years, which is the result of the Campus Intellectual Product Business Development (PPUPIK) program funded by Dikti for the 2018-2020 fiscal year.
At the Inagro Expo, UB Feed had the opportunity to be visited by the Governor of East Java Province, Dra. Hj. Khofifah Indar Parawansa, M.Si, Thursday (11/8/2022). On the occasion, Khofifah asked about UB Feed products, such as benefits, efficacy, and rules for giving to chickens.
Inagro Expo is an exhibition in the field of agriculture and food to encourage the development of a resilient agricultural ecosystem, especially in East Java. The event was held at Grand City Surabaya for four days, Thursday – Sunday (11-14/8/2022). (dta/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)