POTENSI PENGEMBANGAN TERNAK SAPI DI DAERAH ALIRAN SUNGAI (DAS) PROGO KULONPROGO, YOGYAKARTA

Nur Rasminati, Setyo Utomo

Abstract


The objectives of this research was to know the potency of DAS Progo for beef cattle development based on capability of forage production, carrying capacity and the level of animal productivity. The number of 60 respondents that live around DAS Progo, Lendah district, Kulon Progo regency were used in this research. The data were feed productivity, average daily gain (ADG) and calving interval were analyzed descriptively. The result showed that 96,66% respondents have areas DAS that is planted with forage. While the rest don’t have DAS area, but they undirectly used by buying from owner of DAS area. The productivity of elephant grass is 47,2 ton/Ha/defoliation, so it’s predicted the production in one year is 424,8 ton and can receive 33,25 UT of cattle. The ADG for PO and Simmental cross at 0 – 12 months are 0,476 g/head vs 0,509 g/head, 12 – 30 months are 0,379 g/head vs 0,445 g/head, more than 30 month are 0,253 g/head vs 0,278 g/head. The calving interval for PO dan Simmental are 15,33 and 13,67 months. It could be concluded that DAS Progo area in Kulonprogo regency has potency for the cattle development. The Simmental cross is appropriate to be developed in DAS Progo, it has growth rate and calving interval better than PO cattle. Key words : DAS Progo, Beef cattle, The potency of area

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