The chicken-oil palm integration by Nestle Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Sukau Sabah: a case study

Emyrul Syafiq Harun, (2014) The chicken-oil palm integration by Nestle Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Sukau Sabah: a case study. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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This case study was conducted from April 2013 to August 2013 at Sukau, Kinabatangan, Sabah and in the laboratory of the School of Sustainable Agriculture (SSA), Universiti Malaysia Sabah Sandakan Campus. It was carried out to document the technical and socioeconomic details of a model chicken-oil palm integrated farming under Nestle Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Sabah. This study was conducted through interviewing a model farmer and laboratory works. The interview was conducted to collect the socioeconomic and farm management information while the laboratory works were done to discover the nutritional status of the chicken reared in chicken-oil palm integrated system. Interviewed data showed that integrated farming were beneficial to the small-scale oil palm farmers, specifically to increase their income for supporting the daily family need and family's animal protein consumption, and also for controlling the weeds in oil palm plantation effectively and biologically. Gross analysis of the feed resources available to the integrated chicken showed that their feed consisted of 50.91% grain, 39.65% green grasses, 0.00% kitchen wastes and 9.44% other materials. Proximate analysis of the crop and gizzard contents of the integrated chicken indicated that they suffers from serious imbalance of nutrition and receive 18.68% crude protein, 10.06% crude fibre, 13.61% ether extract, 32.01% dry matter and 67.99% moisture. Overall findings suggested that the integrated farmers might increase their productivity and profitability if all the technical limitations are eliminated or minimized effectively. Therefore, standardization of all the technical aspects of integrated farming including feeding of the chicken is recommended before disseminating this model to the farmers living in different socio-economic situation and agro-ecological zones.

Item Type:Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords:Socioeconomic, farm management information, nutrition,agro-ecological zones
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
ID Code:17093
Deposited By:Noraini L
Deposited On:05 Jul 2017 09:59
Last Modified:12 Jul 2017 15:44

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