SILAGE METHOD TRAINING FOR SHEEP FARMERS IN GARUT

RZ LDKO CilegonGARUT. Dry season is still occurred in Indonesia. A long period of dry season has reduced the stock of fodder for traditional farmers. Therefore to overcome the problem, RZ fielded some mentor of farmer to train silage method to sheep farmer in Garut, West Java.

Silage is fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which can be fed to ruminants (cud-chewing animals such as cattle and sheep) or used as a biofuel feedstock for anaerobic digesters.

It is fermented and stored in a process called ensilage, ensiling or silaging, and is usually made from grass crops, including maize, sorghum or other cereals, using the entire green plant (not just the grain).

25 local farmers who have joined in RZ Farmer Community joined in this training. “The training is implemented to upgrade their skill in farming and anticipate for the reduction of fodder in dry season,” Yayan, a mentor, said. ***

Newsroom/Rico A Yuza
Garut

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