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Japfa builds teaching farm for Gadjah Mada students

  • Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

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Yogyakarta   /   Mon, May 6, 2019   /  04:12 pm
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A farm worker collects eggs from a chicken coop at the Renaa Farm. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

Poultry firm PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia is developing a closed-coop chicken farm in Yogyakarta in cooperation with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) to get the maximum results out of raising broiler chickens. The company built the closed-coop chicken farm inside the university's school of animal husbandry complex that would be used as a teaching farm for the students to gain knowledge of raising chickens on the farm. The company's head of technology and nutrition, Ferry Poernama, said recently that the innovation enabled farmers to increase the weight of their chickens significantly without having to give them additional feed. "Chickens raised in closed-coop farms can weigh 200 grams more than those that are raised in an opened-coop one," he explained on the sidelines of the teaching farm inauguration in Yogyakarta. He explained that broiler chickens raised in an...