Potential carrying capacity of corn straw land for beef cattle in Tanjung Selamat Village, Deli Serdang Regency
- By Adhona Bhajana Wijaya Negara, Andhika Putra - 27 Jan 2023
- Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemical Engineering, Volume: 3, Issue: 1, Pages: 1 - 8
- Received: 17.12.2022; Accepted: 15.1.2023; Published: 27.1.2023
The purpose of this study was to analyze the potential of the area in the form of visualization of the potential of corn straw as a local feed source, find out which areas could be used as beef cattle development centers and formulate a strategy for utilizing corn straw as a source of beef cattle feed. This research was conducted in Tanjung Selamat Village, Sunggal District, Deli Serdang Regency. The research took place for 3 months starting from June to August 2019. This research used a survey method (purposive sampling) / sampling based on certain objectives and considerations with the conditions for sampling, namely agricultural plants that are suitable for harvesting and have large harvest areas. The research results obtained from the production of agricultural waste, namely corn straw from the samples in Tanjung Selamat Village, Sunggal District as much as 2.20 kg, total DM 425.46 tons, carrying capacity 186.5 ST, capacity to increase the cattle population was obtained at 186.5 ST. Corn straw agricultural waste has not been given optimally to cattle, corn straw given without fermentation based on dry matter needs can accommodate 186.42 ST/harvest/year, based on crude protein needs can accommodate 135.99 ST/harvest/year, straw utilization optimally corn is still able to increase the livestock population of 186.5 ST.