ESTIMATION OF REQUIREMENT AND SUPPLY RATE OF SWAMP BUFFALO (BUBALUS BUBALIS)BREEDING STOCK IN BANYUWANGI DISTRICT, EAST JAVA
This study was conducted to estimate the number of requirements and supply rate of breeding stock of swamp buffalo in Banyuwangi District, East Java. Based on a survey conducted in three districts, a sample of swamp buffaloes was divided into high, medium, and small populations. A total of 122 farmers as respondents and 384 heads of swamp buffalo were included. The sample livestock population was used as a significant population and calculated using a population composition approach based on age groups. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze the data and information. Results demonstrated that the estimated breeding stock proportions required for replacement were 4.94% for males and 9.89% females, the breeding stock of males was 6.03%, and for females was 6.51%. Therefore, it can be concluded that the estimated proportions of supply for a prospective breeding stock were +2.09% for males but −3.38% for females.