PEMANFAATAN KULIT BUAH KAKAO YANG DIFERMENTASI DENGAN KAPANG Phanerochaete chrysosporium SEBAGAI PENGGANTI HIJAUAN DALAM RANSUM TERNAK KAMBING
Purpose of this study was to examine the use of fermented cocoa pods with Phanerochaete chrysosporium fungi of dry matter intake, organic matter intake and body weight gain of goats. Six male goats, 4 – 8 months of ages with experimental body weights of ±12 kg were randomly allocated to each of the three treatment diets: 25% elephant grass + 75% concentrate (R1), 25% cocoa pods without fermentation + 75% concentrate (R2) and 25% fermented of cocoa pods + 75% concentrate (R3). The research method was completely randomized block design (CRBD) with three treatments and three blocks of body weight as replications. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance and Duncan multiple range test was further used to test the significant differences. The result show that R1, R2 and R3 were not significantly differences in dry matter intake, organic matter intake and body weight gain.
Key words : cocoa pods, Phanerochaete chrysosporium fungi, feed intake, body weight gain, goats