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Kampong Chicken (Part One)

I hope this year we can solve the global crisis problems or 4F crisis (Food, Fuel, Feed and Financial) so that we can improve the quality and the quantity of our poultry sciences and industries. Specifically for WorldPoultry.net, I hope WorldPoultry.net is able to keep presenting well-informed and up-to-date news of poultry science and industry to all stakeholders all over the world.

For my first article in year of 2009, I want to discuss “Kampong Chicken”, indigenous chickens of Indonesia and its opportunities both as a source of animal protein and as a source of income for Indonesia society.
Indonesia has some species of Kampong Chicken such as Pelung, Merawang, Sentul and etc. For sure, those chickens are our biodiversity that need to be conserved. But, economically those chickens could be a source of income for Indonesian society. It’s because the special character of Kampong chicken farming is its independence toward complete feed (we can do self-mixing of feed by using local feed stuffs) and its body immunity toward different kind of diseases. But, the productivity of its meat and eggs are low and need to be increased and improved. Although the productivity of Kampong chicken is low, I still believe that Kampong chicken could be a special source of animal proteins (meat & egg) to supply the need of animal proteins in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, Kampong chicken farming is mostly run by village society or in the other words there is no contribution from the giant poultry industry. And mostly, it is the main source of income for village society besides agriculture farming.
Ok, one thing that could be discussed is: how far giant poultry industry could take a part in Kampong chicken farming and its business without monopolising both its farming and its business practices? When they do monopolise, a lot of small scale farms collapse. Have your say!

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    Mahdi Ebrahimi

    Your idea is a great idea about kampong chicken. It can be a good solution for overcome from poverty in small village and increase income of villagers. Normally kampong chickens are resistance to so many common diseases and disorders.

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    toni komara

    good idea

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    Dr Anthony Chacko

    I read with lot of interest the blog on Kampong chicken from Mr. Arief Fachrudin of Indonesia. I agree and suggest that Major poultry breeders have to see that the local birds do not get extint but revived with out taking the disease resistance and robustness from them. The poultry breeder companies need to work on these indegenous birds in order to give dual purpose birds, both as a source of mealt and eggs for rural communities. I hope some one in one of these global poutry breeder corporations listen and do some thing, now, for the developing countries in Asia, Africa and the rest of the world.

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    joko prihanto

    That's an idea to encourage large-scale integrators to be offerred the responsibility to improve kampong chicken's productivity, as it has specific characteristics that most consumer preferred to eat as its meat-unique taste which is not commonly found in other types of meat-producing poultry. If it is well developed and managed, therefore the integrator that is involved in the efforts will find good market and price.

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    ashok varma

    its giving a lot of information i think our orginsation can give remedy for it?

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