Livestock Archive

Goat-based Enterprises

Are you planning to invest in a profitable business venture? Why not goat raising? It only requires low initial capital and guarantees you a high return on investment even at the first year of operation for an economic-sized herd of not less than 25 does. Aside from that, different products from the different goat-based enterprises […]

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Backyard Piggery Project

Although demand for pork in many areas is high, the rising cost of production discourages many small farmers from attempting to raise swine on a small scale. The use of commercial feeds is one of the main reasons for high production costs. Purchased feeds can constitute 60-80% of total expenses. Once an animal is sold, […]

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Small-scale Cattle Production

In the Philippines, between 75 and 90 percent of the total cattle production are raised in backyard systems. Small scale cattle production offers many benefits. Raising cattle on the farm helps to promote integration with crops, trees and soil and nutrient cycling is facilitated. Crop residues not suited for human consumption can be converted to […]

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Milking Profits from the Carabao

Milking Profits from the Carabao. Pasteurized carabao’s milk, choco milk, pastillas de leche, kesong puti, condensed milk, cheese spread, ice cream, or rennet

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Swine/Hog Raising Investment Guide

Hog Raising Guide. Swine Raising is a popular enterprise such that there is a proliferation of backyard hog raising which dominates the swine industry. Hog Raising made easy

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A science-based approach in raising native chicken

Raising native chickens is an income resource generator. Traditionally, raising native chicken is a backyard practice wherein the chickens can roam freely with minimal interventions in terms of feed supplementation, proper housing, health care, breeding, selection, and handling, among others. To institutionalize a science-based approach to raising native chicken that will lead to a better […]

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Chicken Poultry Raising Guide

Chicken broiler and egg production are the most progressive animal enterprises in the Philippines today. The poultry industry in fact began as a backyard enterprise but has shifted to the formation of very large integrated contract farming operations. The growth of tile poultry industry in the Philippines has indeed been impressive but its problems including […]

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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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Preserved Colostrum can Replace Whole Milk

Based on research findings conducted by PCARRD-DOST and UP at Los Baños, colostrum, a dark yellow mammary secretion which precedes normal milk flow, can be preserved to totally replace whole milk in the diet of nursing calves. Replaced whole milk can then be processed for human consumption. Compared to whole milk, colostrum contains a higher […]

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Herbal Plants for Chicken Worms

Chickens maybe infested with roundworms which are indicated by slow growing process. Even the layers can also be infested by roundworms. It was found by researchers that papaya sap can be given as a drink but it was difficult for poultry raisers to give each chicken when there are so many. Researchers from UPLB tried […]

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Bulacan college puts up breeding station that raised goat inventory by 100%, to produce meat loaf from chevon

Bulacan state college has put up a breeding station that raised goat inventory by 100 percent and aims to aid small farmers meet brisk demand by eventually producing meat loaf from this healthful goat meat. The Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC) has put up a nucleus farm and breeding station in its campus. Its increasing […]

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