Jerami Jagung

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Brothers and sisters, did you know that one of our staple foods, jagung or corn, can also be used as livestock feed? Ya hear me right, even the leftovers! Here are four ways to get the most out of our precious jagung.

Silage

Ever heard of silage? It’s fermented feed that’s great for livestock. To make jagung silage, we need to chop the entire plant, including the stalks and leaves, then compact it in a silo. We then cover it with airtight plastic and let it sit for a few weeks. After that, the jagung has turned into nutrient-packed silage that’s perfect for our cows and goats.

silage

Our livestock love silage because it’s rich in vitamins and minerals. It also helps them maintain their weight and improve their immune system. Plus, making silage is super easy and economical in the long run. Give it a try!

Pellet Feed

Another way to transform jagung leftovers into livestock feed is by turning them into pellets. We need to grind the stalks, cobs, and leaves, then add some binders and nutritional supplements. After that, we feed it through a pelletizer and voila! We have protein-rich, easy-to-digest jagung pellets that our livestock will love.

pellets

Pellet feed is great for our poultry, pigs, and fish, especially when they’re in their growth stage. It helps them develop strong bones and muscles, and it’s also cost-effective in the long run. Don’t let those jagung leftovers go to waste, turn them into pellets!

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Wet Feed

Not all livestock feed needs to be dry. Wet feed is a great option for our cows and buffalos, especially during the dry season. We need to chop up the jagung plant and soak it in water for a day or two. After that, we add some straw or hay to bulk it up, and our wet jagung feed is ready to serve.

wet feed

Wet feed contains more water and fiber than dry feed, which helps our livestock stay hydrated and aids in digestion. It’s an excellent source of energy and nutrients, and it’s also easy to make. Give it a try, your cows and buffalos will thank you for it.

Biofuel

Now, here’s an exciting way to use jagung as a byproduct that can help save the environment – biofuel. We can extract ethanol from jagung, a type of alcohol that can be mixed with gasoline to fuel our vehicles. Here’s how to do it:

biofuel

We need to grind the jagung kernels and extract the starch from them. After that, we add some yeast to ferment the starch into ethanol. Once we have enough ethanol, we can mix it with gasoline to create a biofuel blend that’s both environmentally friendly and efficient. Plus, we’re using jagung to power our vehicles instead of burning fossil fuels. Win-win situation, am I right?

So, brothers and sisters, these are just some of the ways we can make the most out of our jagung. Don’t let those leftovers go to waste, use them as livestock feed or even as biofuel. Let’s take care of our environment and our livestock, one jagung at a time.

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