The purpose of bull management is to maintain health and improve the genetic quality of the bull. Bull management consist of :
Sanitation refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to sanitation is the most important measure to reduce and prevent the introduction of diseases or pests of animals and plants.
2. Weighing of Bull
Controlling the weight of bulls is important because bull weight can directly affect sperm production and quality. Singosari National AI Center control bull weight with weighing it periodically. Furthermore, data form weighing is used for formulating feed ration and referral to medical treatment.
3. Body Condition Score (BCS) Assessment
BCS Assessment is important for controlling sperm production. Same as Bull Weight, BCS can affect reproduction quality. BCS was assessed periodically.
4. Bull Exercise
The purpose of the bull exercise is to increase reproduction performance and improve bull health. Bull exercise is carried out twice a week depending on bull and wheater conditions.
5. Bull Identification
Animal identification is the basis for keeping accurate production records of the bull. Individual bull identification allows Singosari National AI Centers to keep records on birth date, production records, health history, and a host of other important management information.
6. Bull Salon
Bull salon treatment consists of hoof trimming also cutting prepuce, tail, and tail hair.
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Feed management is important to provide high-quality ration and to ensure sustainable feed availability.
Grassland management Fodder Crops Production
Singosari national AI center has 48 ha grassland for fodder and forage production. Grassland management consists of land clearing, plowing dan harrowing. Grassland management is important for increasing the quality of forage production.
Forage/ Fodder Crop
Singosari National AI Center has many variance forages, such as:
- Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)
- Brachiaria decumbens
- Dwarf Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum cv Mott)
- Star Grass
- Corn Plant
Animal Health Management includes the prevention, treatment and control of diseases.
- Prevention and Control Desease.
Disease control and prevention activities consist of:
2. Medical Treatment
The medical treatment consist of:
- Eradication of ectoparasites and endoparasites
- Giving vitamins
- Hoof Trimmimg
- Surgical procedures
- Pain relievers, etc
3. Animal disease monitoring
Disease monitoring activities are carried out by surveillance for certain diseases. Surveillance is an activity of systematic and continuous analysis of diseases or health problems and conditions that can affect them so that countermeasures can be taken effectively and efficiently.