PT DAHANA’s Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) unit in collaboration with the Subang Regional Livestock Unit held Technical Training for Sheep Cultivation and Material Processing. The activity was attended by 25 participants from the Sadawarna Village Livestock Group, Animal Husbandry Students at Cibogo Vocational High School, and the DAHANA Nursery Team at DAHANA’s Saung Kopi, Subang, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
PT DAHANA’s Corporate Secretary, Ahmad Fachruddin said that this activity is the company’s commitment to the economy of the surrounding community. PT DAHANA not only provides capital loan assistance to MSE fostered partners, but also carries out the coaching function to help upgrade the SME’s.
“Hopefully the implementation of the technical training on sheep farming together with the Animal Husbandry Service of Subang Regency can improve business where sheep farming can get better income from conventional farming methods by raising intensive livestock through making silage feed,” said Ahmad Fachruddin.
Silage is animal feed made by preserving forage (grass, corn, straw, or other plants) through an anaerobic fermentation process. This process involves compacting the forage material in silos or straw and reducing the oxygen content to allow bacteria to ferment the organic matter into lactic acid.
Compared to the conventional feed system, which is done by raking grass or leaves at every feeding time, this silage system offers more advantages such as consistent availability of fodder throughout the year, increased livestock nutrition, reduced waste, and feed efficiency.
Meanwhile, Head of PT DAHANA’s SER Eman Suherman hoped that, benefiting from the technical training on transition to silage feed processing, this Technical Training will also lead to a condition that young breeders not only make livestock business a side business, but also become livestock entrepreneurs who get their main income from sheep production.
“Hopefully this training on sheep farming for the Sadawarna Village Livestock Group can increase livestock production capacity that meets market standards and demands to help increase breeder income, and ultimately can provide more income to breeders,” said Mr Suherman.