Nearly 50 percent of catfish feed comes from leaves, it turns out that growth remains stable until the harvest arrives. Even the mortality rate (livestock death) is very low. All of that uses EM4 technology.
The high price of catfish feed, makes farmers cultivated catfish inflamed, because of a large feed capital but little profit or even loss. But for the people of Gunung Kidul, they do not run out of ideas. By using EM4, large capital to buy catfish feeds become lighter and can even reduce feed costs by 50 percent.
It was Sugiatno, the head of Kedungdowo Wetan Hamlet, Pampang Village, Paliyan District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta who anticipated the high need for catfish feed by providing additional feed that was easily obtained in the form of leaves. Without leaving the feed from the manufacturer, the catfish that were given these leaves grew large and healthy, up to a harvest of 60 days or 2 months. “So this is a new breakthrough in the world of catfish farming, in providing a decent profit. The reluctance of the community to cultivate catfish due to the very high feed costs but with feeding technology plus EM4 provision in maintaining their health, the community will be more interested in cultivating catfish, ” said the Village Chief who often gave his presentation to groups of fish farmers in his area.