Another student of UGM has made an achievement at the national level. Now, it’s Muhsin Al Anas, student of Animal Science Faculty of UGM became the National Outstanding Student during the scientific gathering between students of Faculty of Animal Science of Indonesia, carried out at Universitas Bengkulu from 9-12 November 2013. Finalists of the competition came from Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Universitas Negeri Surakarta, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Sriwijaya, and Universitas Islam Negeri Alaudin Makasar.
“There are some criteria being used in the selection, including scientific paper writing, English, talent, presentation and organisational activities and achievements,” said Muhsin on Friday Muhsin, Friday (29/11) at UGM.
Muhsin said the competition has the theme Beef Self-Supply 2014. Every participant is required to present an idea and make it come true. He raised the theme on Agricultural Land Certification. He elaborates it by proposing that to realise beef self-supply has to have clarity on land allotment for farming. This will ease access to cattle while cow population can be increased.
“Such certification can also reduce costs for transporting the cattle,” said Muhsin.
In his opinion, transporting cattle from NTT to Java will cost higher due to the long distance and the lack of infrastructure support, different from transporting cattle from Australia whose system is already efficient and effective. The programme he proposed would help regions be more independent in fulfilling their own demands of beef.
“I’m very grateful that I can give my best to UGM,” he said.