The application of digital technology is expected to provide the maximum livestock yield, he stated while reviewing the Digital Communal Cage in Panggungrejo village, Gondanglegi sub-district, Malang district, on Saturday.
"With digital (technology application), I think it will be more transparent, professional, and measurable. So, later on, raising livestock will be more efficient. After all, Indonesia still lacks meat production," he explained.
The Digital Communal Cage is a coaching program hosted by PT Telkom Indonesia for cattle farmers who are members of the Al Baqor Farmers and Breeders Group, Panggungrejo village, Gondanglegi sub-district, Malang district.
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The Cattle Fattening Communal Cage based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is an innovation by students of Malang Telkom Vocational School, the minister noted. There are two IoT machines in the communal pen, comprising the cattle feed IoT panel and the cow scale IoT panel, he said.
The cow scale IoT panel shows data about the cow, its weight, body temperature, heart rate, and body measurements, Thohir said. Meanwhile, the cattle feed panel shows data on the amount of feed that should be consumed and the amount of feed that has been consumed, he added.
"The development of livestock, length, weight will be easier to monitor. It is certain that later the results obtained by farmers will be maximized," Thohir remarked.
The minister also named the livestock sector application during the visit. He christened the innovation TEDI, an abbreviation of Digital Livestock (Ternak Digital).
On the occasion, head of Malang district, M Sanusi, said that Minister Erick Thohir is expecting the innovations in Malang District to be duplicated throughout Indonesia in the future.
The TEDI innovation has shown positive developments, he noted. Thus, in the near future, the Malang district government will expedite information in every sub-district and village regarding the innovation, he informed.
"The State-Owned Enterprises Minister expected that this innovation can be duplicated by all regions in Indonesia. I want every sub-district and village to get education about the digitalization of communal cages, so that the productivity of cattle farmers can be maximized," Sanusi added. (
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