After swerved from an office employee, Wiwot Fahmi (36) is now successful in raising ducks in his village namely Blendung, Tegal Sari, Kerawang Timur, West Java. Mojosari type laying ducks have been successfully cultivated for their eggs, great again, although he only relies on artificial feed, the resulting duck eggs have good quality and are classified as great A.
Duck eggs from this Wiwot farm, no longer fill the local market but are exported to Asia, such as Malaysia and Singapore. Every month, thousands of duck eggs are sent to the country. “There are special criteria for duck eggs to enter the Asian market, including protein content, egg size and egg yolk colour, breeding duck eggs already meet these criteria,” he said. This simple- looking man also explained that he focused his duck egg business on the export market, “I do not want to disturb the existing local market, I focus on this duck market for Asian markets,” he explained good quality duck eggs produced from feeding.
So duck feed must be rich in nutrients, for these needs. Wiwot makes processed feed, the
main ingredient is fermented rice conch. As many as 1.2 tons of rice conch he needs per day for his poultry which reached 17 thousand heads.
The community is empowered to provide these feed ingredients. “The snails they bring we appreciate, this can increase the income of farmers who live around the duck cage,” he said. He deliberately made duck feed with the aim of avoiding dependence on manufacturer feed. In addition, it is also more economical and egg quality can be maintained. Before making feed, the rice field snail is first cleaned and separated between the meat from the shell, after that, the conch is stirred evenly with bran, bread flour, groats and bran. After being mixed thoroughly, the material is then fermented with EM4 for 5 -7 days in a closed container. The storage media used by Wiwot are in sacks. “I deliberately keep it in a sack, to make it easier when feeding,” he explained.