Livestock Archive

How to Raise Frogs for Meat

Have you ever tasted frog meat? Be it fried, adobo, sinampalukan, it always tastes like chicken! Of course there are frog species that are edible, one of them is called “palakang bukid” (rice field frogs), the one with slippery-smooth skin and large legs. Frog meat is considered a delicacy in other Asian countries too like […]

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Use of Yeast to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Broiler Raising

Meat color is an important visual quality factor when consumers purchase chicken. However, high use of antibiotics during broiler raising to achieve desirable color and freshness may have residual effects on human health. To prevent irrational use of antibiotics, a supplementary application of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) with antibiotics was suggested. In this study, yeast powder […]

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Philippine Mallard Duck egg production soon to increase

An ongoing project on Philippine Mallard Duck, is expected to increase its average production of 201 eggs annually to 256 eggs annually. The selection and breeding project is under the Duck Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) initiated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science […]

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Project on Quail Raising Shows Promising Results

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) funded a project on quail production titled, “The Economics and Impact Evaluation of Quail Raising”, a 24-month undertaking conceptualized by the Bureau of Animal Industry-National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (BAI-NSPRDC) based in Tiaong, Quezon. Image: BAR The project aims to institutionalize quail raising in a village-level […]

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Darag Native Chicken Production Guide

Darag Native Chicken Production Guide by Joselito Pudadera. To start the darag native chicken project, it is necessary to select breeders to be used. The performance of darag chicks that will be produced depends on the kind of breeder the raiser has

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Cost reduction technology on backyard swine production

What is the situation of backyard swine raising now? In 2004, the output of the domestic swine industry, which contributes about 80% to total Philippine livestock population (LDC Bulletin No. 1), declined minimally after enjoying several years of continued growth, due in part to the closure of some backyard operations cause by tremendous rising feeds […]

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Swine genomics to help improve the industry’s productivity

Swine production in the Philippines is a P191-billion industry and is the largest among the livestock and poultry industries of the country. The Philippine swine industry is ranked 8th in the world, in terms of the volume of pork production and number of breeding sows. Despite being dynamic and technologically advance, the local pig industry […]

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Fresh Golden Snail Meat as Feeds for Swine

The swine industry dominates other livestock industries in the Philippines in terms of volume and value of production. In 1998, swine population was 10.4 million heads which 17% is in commercial scale and 83 % in backyard farms. One major problem, however, is the rapid increase in price of commercial feeds and feed ingredients which […]

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How to Make a Small Chicken Coop

If you are looking to build a chicken coop yet do not know where to start, you come at the right place. Chicken coops also known as chicken runs and hen houses can be as simple or fancy as you wish. Building Chicken coops could be a very successful home based business for someone that […]

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Low Cost Veterinary Treatments for Livestock

Low Cost Veterinary Treatments for Livestock Includes traditional herbs and other treatments. Readers should note that these traditional medicines have not been scientifically tested. They should not be extended to farmers without further study. For example, the pine trees which grow in your area might be a different species than the one used by Korean […]

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How to Raise Free-Range Chickens

Free-Range system is best adapted to small-scale farmers who raise chickens for household and commercial consumption. This low-cost free-range system increases the commercial value of poultry products. Chicken Breeds Suitable for a Free-Range System. * Local chickens or crossbreds of Rhode Island x local chickens. * Chinese chickens such as Tam Hoang or Luong Phuong […]

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San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Poultry Contract Growers Business Opportunity

San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Magnolia’s contract grower, Ofel Dator and her husband Serafin Dator, owners of Ofel’s Poultry Farm, began breeding chicken in 2005 with just minimal capital on hand. Today, Ofel’s Poultry Farm is earning well over P2.5 million a year. Being a San Miguel Foods Inc’s poultry contract grower, you can assure the […]

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