Optimizing Plantation Waste: A Sustainable Approach to Livestock Feed Production

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The book “Membuat Pakan Ternak dari Limbah Perkebunan” written by Suprio Guntoro provides the new technology and innovation by advantaging the waste of the plantation. Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – In livestock business, the cost of feed, particularly the woof, often plays a pivotal role due to its expense. Therefore, breeders must adopt a more innovative approach to leverage natural resources and reduce production costs. It has been demonstrated that waste from plantations, typically discarded, can be repurposed for woof.

For instance, cocoa fruit shells, coffee pulp, and palm oil cake can undergo further processing to extract valuable ingredients. Consequently, these waste materials can serve as feed for ruminant animals such as cows, sheep, and goats, and contribute as a component in poultry rations.

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Notably, utilizing plantation waste as woof has been proven to enhance the weight gain of ruminant animals and increase poultry productivity.

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Several research findings indicate that with advanced technology, the nutritional value and digestibility of waste can be enhanced. Since the 1900s, researchers have explored the potential of repurposing waste, although some studies remain in the realm of scientific inquiry or are confined to research settings.

The book “Membuat Pakan Ternak dari Limbah Perkebunan” written by Suprio Guntoro provides the new technology and innovation by advantaging the waste of the plantation. The data and information in the book are not scientific only but   also applicative. The author had researched and studied it for about 6 years together with the farmers in the field. The result, many innovations have been proved and tested in the field.

For the breeders in the plantation, this book will offer the new knowledge to advantage the waste of the plantation to be the woof, including to anticipate the woof issue which will be more expensive in the future. So the breeders could have the qualified woof and it is got in simple ways and could be made by himself. Have a nice try.

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