The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Syiah Kuala University (FVM USK), in collaboration with the Indonesia-Australia Red Meat and Cattle Partnership (IARMCP), conducted a Community Service activity in Cot Preh Village, Kuta Baro District, Aceh Besar Regency on March 7, 2024. The activity involved providing assistance in the form of Portable Cattle Yards (PCY) and mentoring to the staff of the Animal Health Center (Puskeswan) and cattle owners to support the implementation of animal vaccination/treatment in the work area of the Aceh Besar District Agriculture Office. PCY is a livestock pen device that can be dismantled and assembled in the field and can be mobilized to various locations. This equipment is a donation from IARMCP to FVM USK, in total are 2 units.

The opening of the activity and a simulation of the use of the field equipment were conducted in Cot Preh Village, Kuta Baro District, Aceh Besar Regency. During the opening ceremony, the Dean of FVM USK, Drh. Teuku Reza Ferasyi, M.Sc., PhD., expressed gratitude for the provision of PCY assistance by IARMCP. The PCY will be used to support the implementation of animal vaccination/treatment and reproductive examination services in the Aceh Besar Regency. Additionally, it will be mobilized to other regencies/cities in the Aceh Province if needed by relevant parties. The Dean of FVM USK also thanked the Aceh Besar Agriculture Office for continuously strengthening the cooperation in supporting activities that benefit the community, especially livestock farmers in this area. He also expressed gratitude to all Puskeswan officers and livestock farmers for participating in the simulation activities organized together.

Furthermore, the Head of the Aceh Besar Agriculture Office, Jakfar, SP, MSi., expressed gratitude for choosing his work area as the location for the PCY device trial. The availability of this equipment will greatly help facilitate and streamline the activities of animal health and livestock services by field officers to livestock owners. Thus, it will also support the achievement of livestock development and animal health monitoring targets in the Aceh Besar region.

This training activity also included presentations from the speakers, namely Petrus Widyantoro from IARMCP, Dedi Supriyadi from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Mataram University, and Reza Ega Ternado from Austrex-Indonesia. After participating in the indoor sessions, the participants, consisting of Puskeswan officers and cattle owners, were invited to simulate the installation and use of PCY in the field.

1st Picture. Handover of PCY from the Indonesia-Australia Red Meat and Cattle Partnership (IARMCP) to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Syiah Kuala University (FVM USK). 2nd Picture. Training on the installation PCY of usage.