CONSTRAINTS TO AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING GOAT PRODUCTIVITY IN TABANAN REGENCY, BALI PROVINCE
This study was undertaken to establish a database as consideration for improving goat production in Tabanan
Regency. A survey was conducted from April to September 2018 on 38 smallholder goat farmers integrated with
commodity plantations, owning 142 goats. Data were used to measure constraints to, challenges of, and opportunities
for improving goat production, through a hybrid method of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats and
Analytic Hierarchy Process analyses. Problem priority faced was the competition between average numbers of 2.0
± 0.1 family labourers aged 38.8 ± 2.1 years who cultivated average 0.9 ± 0.1 hectare of commodity plantations
integrated with flock size of 2.5 ± 0.2 goats per household. Goats were housed in battery systems and fed forage.
About 33% farmers had just sold all or portion of their goats due to the busy activity of clove and coffee harvesting
in July-September and time consuming for cut and carry forage while commercial concentrates were not given to
their goats. Recommendation taken was to providing Pennisetum purpureum silage as sustainable feed resource for
goats thus improved the nutritious content of feed particularly during dry season where feed was limited or during
harvesting and Bali Hindu ceremonies where family labourer was limited.
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