KUALITAS WAFER RANSUM KOMPLIT BERBASIS PELEPAH SAWIT YANG DISIMPAN DENGAN KEMASAN BERBEDA
This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of type of packaging materials on quality of wafer complete ration based on palm fronds (WRKPS) after being stored for four weeks. The research used Completely Randomized Design with 5 treatments and each having 2 replications. Treatments applied is T0 = WRKPS without packaging (as a control), T1-KB = WRKPS with packaging bags of rice, T2-KP = WRKPS with packaging plastic bags, T3-KT = WRKPS with packaging paper bags and T4-KG = WRKPS with packaging jute sacks. The parameters measured were changes the dry matter contents, organic matter, crude protein, crude fat and crude fiber of WRKPS. Results showed that the type of packaging significantly affect the dry matter content and crude fat. However the treatment did not affect the content of organic matter, crude protein and crude fiber of WRKPS. In conclusion, the plastic bag and a paper sack is the best packaging in maintaining quality of WRKPS during storage for 4 weeks.
Key words : WRKPS, storage, packaging materials