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Potential of Mulberry Leafs / Published December 31, 2016 by Hairil Fiqri

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Potential of Mulberry Leafs

Mulberry leafs is rich in amino acid. Due to their high nutritive value, and positive effects on rumen function, microbial yields and body metabolism, tree foliage is being increased recognised as a potentially high-quality feed resource for ruminants, particularly to supply crude protein.

Potential of Tofu Waste / Published December 31, 2016 by Hairil Fiqri

Hairil Fiqri

Potential of Tofu Waste

Tofu waste is solid waste from tofu factories with production more than 2.56 million tonnes per day, the industries should organise the tofu waste which is the results of the manufacturer. The nutritional content of tofu waste is quite high, containing crude protein of 22.64% and gross energy of 4010 kcal/kg. The uplift in carbon dioxide and methane gases apart from fossil burning can also be obtained from the neglected tofu waste. Methane gas is one of the gases which is liable to global warming and ozone layer destruction.

Potential of Fermented Rice Straw / Published December 31, 2016 by Hairil Fiqri

Hairil Fiqri

Potential of Fermented Rice Straw

The straw consists of polysaccharides, such as cellulose and hemicelluloses. Even though straw contains enough cellulose to make it an excellent source of dietary energy for ruminants, it is a poor-quality feed in its natural state because of low digestibility and protein content, poor palatability, and bulkiness. Various pretreatment processes, including physical, chemical and biological are used to increase the acceptability of straw to animals, thus increasing daily feed intake, and to enhance the rate of digestion and increasing the availability of nutrients.

Biologically treated (with ligninolytic fungi) roughages have higher digestibility for most of the nutrients (both cell walls and cell soluble) with an increase in crude protein content as compared to the untreated material, besides ensuring more fermentable substrates in the rumen. The treatments have increased palatability, daily feed intake, nutritive value and maintained the health quality of ruminants as compared to untreated rice straw.

Source: Journal of Applied and Natural Science 7 (1): 514 – 520 (2015)
Pretreated rice straw as an improved fodder for ruminants-An overview
Kamla Malik, Jayanti Tokkas, Ramesh Chander Anand and Nisha Kumari

Live Testing / Published December 31, 2016 by Hairil Fiqri

Hairil Fiqri

Live Testing

This is our live testing of Feed It! to the livestock. Feed It! was mixed into the grass in this frame is for goat and cattle. In poultry and fish, Feed It can be given in the pellet and powder form. Here is our "mutualism" interaction between the livestock and Team Feed It! :)

On Time, On Target / Published December 30, 2016 by Hairil Fiqri

Hairil Fiqri

On Time, On Target

Feed It! is working in several linked point of view according to this design statement:

1. Urgency
- Stock farmer spends 80% of total cost production for their livestock only to provide a feed which leads to low income for them.
- Some developing country, for example, Indonesia still cannot supply their national livestock product independently and rely on importing it.
- The nutrition of available feed cannot fulfil the need of livestock properly.

2. Consumers
- Both conventional or modern stock farmer in the country are affordable and suitable using this product.

3. Concept
- Using potential biomass local resources to produce a cheap and nutritious feed for the stock farmers.
- Provide an opportunity for entrepreneurship in the sector of stock-farming with low-cost investment in the sector of cheap and nutritious feed production using the local biomass itself.

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