IPB University Rector and Director General of Diksi Harvesting Chicken with Closed House Technology

IPB University Rector, Prof. Arif Satria, together Director General of Vocational Education (Dirjen Diksi) of Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) of the Republic of Indonesia, with Wikan Sakarinto, PhD, held a modern closed house teaching farm (TEFA) chicken harvest on the IPB University Campus in Sukabumi, West Java, on June 9th.

This is the second harvest conducted by the Vocational School. At least 42,700 chickens were harvested in this second harvest. Prof. Arif said, with closed house technology, the production time could be shortened from 40 days to 35 days.

"Today, together with the Director General and PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia harvest chickens in one of the most modern closed houses in Indonesia. With a harvest period of 35 days and a weight of 2.4 kilograms”, said Prof. Arif.

Tefa is a model showcase for students and the public to learn about modern, professionally managed animal husbandry. From an economic point of view, of course it is profitable. The presence of this modern cage is considered as a step to increase the link and match between campus and industry.

"We are trying to create an industrial atmosphere on campus. This will further familiarize students with industry as an increase in student competence to be ready to enter the industrial world. Because the technology on campus and industry can be equal”, he said.

This modern closed house cage is the result of a collaboration between IPB University and PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia. This cage can accommodate up to 50,000 chickens. Equipped with temperature and humidity control technology, making the maintenance and management process efficient.

Yosef Arisanto, Business Unit Head of Partnership for PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, said that the closed house makes livestock activities more efficient. The speed of growth is getting shorter, the cost to produce a kilogram of weight is lower and productivity will increase.

The Director General of Diction at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Wikan Sakarinto, PhD greatly appreciates IPB University's steps. He considered the implementation of teaching factories and independent campuses to be one of the best in Indonesia. He hopes that IPB can become a locomotive for the progress of Indonesian agriculture.

"This is one of the best closed house technologies. There are many closed house cages, but we appreciate technology 4.0. So if we want to see what the true implementation of an independent campus looks like, look at IPB University”, he said.

Dr Arief Daryanto, Dean of IPB University Vocational School said, this modern cage is also equipped with a digital mobile surveillance system (DMSS). With DMSS, the cage can be managed and monitored from home via a smartphone.

"Later on, the cage will also be equipped with various advanced sensors such as to measure ammonia levels, weight growth, and so on," explained Dr Arief.

Not only closed houses, the Vocational School of IPB University will also soon complete the tefa in form of a greenhouse for horticulture, and build aquaculture facilities with e-fisheries technology. (Rz)


Published Date : 09-Jun-2021

Resource Person : Prof Arif Satria, Dr Arief Daryanto

Keyword : IPB Sukabumi Campus, Close House, Chicken Harvest