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Research Article

The Agricultural Extension Services to Stock Farmers through Utilizing The Probio_Fm in Improving The Productivity of Beef Cattle in Central Bangka, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283322,
        author={Rufti Puji Astuti and Fahmida  Manin and Adriani  Adriani and Novyandra Ilham Bahtera and Cut Rabiatul Adawiyah},
        title={The Agricultural Extension Services to Stock Farmers through Utilizing The Probio_Fm in Improving The Productivity of Beef Cattle in Central Bangka, Indonesia},
        proceedings={The 1st Workshop on Multimedia Education, Learning, Assessment and its Implementation in Game and Gamification in conjunction with COMDEV 2018, Medan Indonesia, 26th January 2019, WOMELA-GG},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WOMELA-GG},
        year={2019},
        month={4},
        keywords={central bangka beef cattle farmer group},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283322}
    }
    
  • Rufti Puji Astuti
    Fahmida Manin
    Adriani Adriani
    Novyandra Ilham Bahtera
    Cut Rabiatul Adawiyah
    Year: 2019
    The Agricultural Extension Services to Stock Farmers through Utilizing The Probio_Fm in Improving The Productivity of Beef Cattle in Central Bangka, Indonesia
    WOMELA-GG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283322
Rufti Puji Astuti1, Fahmida Manin2, Adriani Adriani3, Novyandra Ilham Bahtera1,*, Cut Rabiatul Adawiyah4
  • 1: Department of Agribusiness, University of Bangka Belitung, Bangka, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Animal Science, University of Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
  • 3: Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
  • 4: Center of Socio-Economic and Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Bogor, Indonesia
*Contact email: novyandra.ib@gmail.com

Abstract

The income of stock farmers relies on the beef cattle farming. However, the practice is still far from the ideal. The extension is crucial to be implemented to tackle the issue. The aim of the extension for the farmer group in Bangka Tengah Regency is to introduce the product called as probio¬FM as well as to educate them on its benefit and how to use it properly. Three steps were implemented on the extension: transferring knowledge, assisting the application of probio¬FM in making animal feed and evaluating the result of application of animal feed. The method of the extension were delivering lecture, having discussion and showing how to use it. The result showed that most of stock farmers had a positive attitude towards the provided extension. Furthermore, the study found that the majority of the stock farmers received a well-explained direction of using the probio¬FM. The willingness to use the probio¬FM considered as high. The study also found that the feeding implementation positively impacted increasing appetite, gaining weight, reducing urine and feces odors, and extending the expiration of raw material of animal feed. It concludes that the introduction of the probio¬_FM to the stock farmers is able to raise the awareness and improve skills of stock farmers in utilizing local livestock feed and producing the fermented feed. Its use is able to improve the level of feed digestibility, livestock condition and cage environment, feeding management and reducing feed costs