Basic science of Goat Browsing feed
First of all, the share permission is a little basic technical info about browsing forages for goats.
This info I think is suitable to be applied to beginner breeders like me. This science I got from Mr. Sukiswanto.
Mr. Sukiswanto is a Etawah Crossbreed (ECB) breeder who can be quite successful.
There are many types of plants that can be the consumption of goats ECB in the area kaligesing.
Kaligesing is located in Purworejo, Central Java Indonesia.
There are several types of plants that are very easy to find and cultivated on the side of the highway, such as Kaliandra, Kleresede (a kind of legume), cassava rubber.
The role of the availability of forage feed is very influential on the success of a farm.
Therefore, continuity is required in the planting, maintenance and fertilization of the forage.
This must be done so that the existence of this forage is not exhausted even though the population goats increase.
The simple thing that we can do is like this.
At any time when setting out forage search, try also to plant forage seeds.
Or just bring a goat manure to be cultivated to the ground around the growth of forages.
This continuity greatly reduces the heavy burden of forage conservation because this activity has met 1 cycle of forage maintenance.
If you want to plant high-quality forage, it is better to prepare the land first.
The trick is to cleaned the weeds, strived for perfect sunlight, the ground in the hoe, then the fertilizer stocked according to the point of planting.
Distance of planting as far as 1 meter. Ensure also the water supply is easy to get for anticipation of drought in the early days of planting.
Or more easily, when the rainy season, cultivate forage as much as possible.
How to cut forage plant
Techniques in cutting plants is also very determine the sustainability of the next forage shoots.
The correct cut technique is swinging the sickle upward, not downward. Swing the sickle upward with a certain angle.
The goal is that the stem of the plant is not split, so that new shoots will appear more in the area below the cut.
In order for the various forages had no negative effect, such as bloating goat, it is necessary to do the shriveling a few hours before given to the goat.
To be safe again, 1 hour before forage feed is given, please do other feeding first.
For example dregs tofu.
The goal is to fill the goat’s stomach first so it will be safe when eating cassava leaves.
Hopefully this basic knowledge can be useful for the beginner goat breeders.
Because as I experienced myself, the basic mistake experienced by the beginner breeder is always thinking how soon to have a goat in large quantities.
Then can be immediately sold, can soon be a lot of money, but not applying the basic knowledge of farming.
Right stage for beginner goat farming
In addition, there is little additional advice from Mr. Yanto Lurisae. The stages that need to be prepared for beginner breeders:
1. Knowledge of goat farming.
2. Prepare forage feed as much as possible.
3. Building the right house (good house not always right).
4. Finally, buy the right goat.
If the order of basic knowledge above randomized, then the goat business will be messy and guaranteed to be a loss.
However, if the order is correct, then “you are on the right track, just drove”
Come on .. for the beginner breeders, do not be shy of self-correcting, do not be shy to fix yourself.
Do not be emotional if corrected by a senior breeder. Expand hospitality to other breeders.
And … do not forget, if you want to buy a goat that more expensive, Your wifes allowance must be added too, right? (Advice from mr.Sukis heheh)
The spirit !!! …. Because the beginner breeder is the successor to the success of senior breeders ..