Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Issue 3, 2017; Page No.(1333-1338)

STUDY OF LOCAL BUFFALO CARE MANAGEMENT ASPECTS IN TANA TORAJA, INDONESIA

Asriany, Gufran Darma Dirawan, Moses Usman and Jasmal A. Syamsu

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine aspects of care management local buffalo in Tana Toraja. This research was conducted from June to September 2014 used a survey method that involves 20 local buffalo breeder in the Kaero village and Tongko Sarapung District of Sangalla determined by purposive sampling. The primary data obtained directly from farmers through direct interviews in the field, secondary data obtained from government agencies that have anything to do with this research. To describe the condition of livestock, carried out observations of governance that includes cage maintenance, disease control, and feeding. The results showed that: (1) system maintenance done extensive and semi-intensive system, (2) Feeding, the type of feed given is grass and field turf, gugura, without any additional foods such as bran and concentrates and (3) as for diseases that often attack animals such as fleas, diarrhea, intestinal worms, and treatment is only done traditionally by using several kinds of herbs such askasimpo root, ginger, Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb, turmeric, and Leucaena Leucocephala.

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