Market demand for chicken meat is growing rapidly, mushrooming like sandalwood in the rainy season. To avoid scarcity and high meat prices, broiler chicken maintenance with a close house cage system is the solution. The close house system is considered more effective in raising broilers than the open house system.

Dr. Ir. Bambang Waluyo H. E. P., M.S., M. Agr., IPU as the Dean of the Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Science Undip in the opening of this training also emphasized the importance of the close house cultivation system in the modern era like now. In his speech he said that with the closed house system broiler chickens will develop very rapidly because the condition of the cage can be manipulated to suit the needs of the chickens. Starting from the temperature control system, humidity, to setting ammonia. The goal is clear, namely to make chickens comfortable so that they are high in weight, low mortality rates, and thus the profitability of the business will also be high.

Although the number of farmers who use the close house cage system is already a lot, but according to Hartanto Ludy as the head of PT. Charoen Pokphand Indonesia Regional Central Java and DIY, it turns out that this is not proportional to the quality of its human resources. There are still many breeders who do not know good maintenance techniques so that the results are not optimal, he said.

Facing that challenge, PT. Charoen Pokphand Indonesia collaborated with the Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Science, Universitas Diponegoro to conduct close house cage management business training for prospective managers. In this first batch of training, the registrant’s interest is quite high, reaching 23 people who incidentally are alumni of the Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Science. Some have just graduated and some are already running a broiler chicken business.

The motivation of the participants to take part in this training is also varied, from those who want to develop their business to those who want to create their jobs. Participants were also impressed because some material were not obtained during lectures but were presented in this training. The training, which was held for 2 days, was aimed at preparing competent operators and managers of close house cages as well as preparing prospective entrepreneurs for broiler chicken cultivation based on closed house cages.

To make this goal a success, this training is filled by experienced practitioners and academics in their fields. The materials provided are varied, ranging from housing, licensing, brooding management, ventilation management, grower-harvest management, waste management, vaccine and medication programs and business analysis. It is hoped that in the future this training can produce excellent entrepreneurs in the livestock sector and become part of the sustainability of the collaboration between the business world and universities.