IO, Malang – Students of Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) have conducted fieldwork at Malaysian dairy farms. The group consisted of Septiyono Pamungkas, Miftakhul Huda, Nadella Apriliani, Aprilia Wulan Sari, and Arini Nur Sa’adah.
The activity was carried out at NS Dairy Farm SDN BHD, from 1 to 30 January 2020. The farm, located in Rembang Panas Village, Juasseh, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan Malaysia, has an area of around 53 hectares and has been operating since 2008.
While the types of cows that are kept are Jersey and Frisian Jersey numbering approximately 500 animals. The Farm belongs to Datuk Mohd Nor Abdul Wahid, who also produces pasteurized milk sold in Malaysian supermarkets.
“The benefits we feel from participating in internships abroad, we can gain international work experience, learn to accept challenges, add insight and get to know foreign local cultures,” Nadella said, as quote of UB’ Public Relation, Thursday (2/6/2020).
The internship in Malaysian farm is the first time for students of Faculty of Animal Husbandry UB. Usually, through the NTCA program which is handled by an entrepreneurial-based Student Activity Unit (UKM) called Barisan Orang Sukses (BOS), they do their internships in Northern Territory, Australia, and New Zealand.
“For the recruitment of apprentices in Malaysia, the procedure is the same as the NTCA program, which is through the selection process, which is different. If here (an internship in Malaysia) the selection is done by sending a CV as attractive as possible, then the company will determine it according to their standards,” she said.
Internship abroad is one of the BOS work programs supported by faculties and universities. The aim is to provide students with broader experience and knowledge about the world of animal husbandry. (*/est)