Dampak Penggunaan Zerofly Fence terhadap Populasi Lalat, Perilaku Makan dan Performa Sapi Perah
Permana, Idat G
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Indonesia national milk demand increase every year but domestic production is remain constant. FH dairy cow productivity could be enhanced by improved management and the quality and quantity of feed. In addition, external nuisance such as flies factors should also be considered because of their impacts on dairy cattle stress. Besides as vectors of disease, flies also can cause a Myiasis. Disruption of these flies can have an impact that is unhealthy and uncomfortable. This research was conducted in KPSBU administrative area, Lembang district, West Bandung regency, West Java province. The study is determining the effect of zerofly fence to flies population, dairy cattle’s eating behavior and performance. Herd without fence (T1) was compare to herd with zerofly fence (T2) with imbalance replication. The results showed that zerofly fence reduced fly population (P<0.05), increased feed intake (P<0.05), milk production (P<0.05), and reduced the movement of cattle (P<0.05), which prevent stress and decreasing productivity of cattle.