Livestock Archive

Small-scale Cattle Production – Cattle Raising in the Philippines

Cattle raising in the Philippines. Small-scale cattle production guide. 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 […]

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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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Probiotic-based Swine Raising Guide

Probiotics-based Swine Raising Guide. Peñalosa Farms is a model for integrated natural swine raising business practice that includes a no-bath system and low-cost housing with flooring made from natural compost ingredients

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Producing quality quail eggs using organic ingredients

Quails (Coturnix coturnix) are small birds that have been around in the country for quite some time now. This small (17 cm on average) plump breed usually comes in hues of brown, black, and grey with white streaks. They are fairly agile animals – so much so that smaller cages are more appropriate for them […]

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Food Supplement for Cows, Goats and Carabaos

UMMB or Urea-Molasses Mineral Block is a food supplement for cows, carabaos, sheep and goats. This is a block containing a mixture of urea, molasses or honey, cement, rice bran, vitamin and mineral such as di-calcium phosphate and salt

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Livestock Feed Rations

In preparing feed rations, a volunteer should consider: the nutrient requirements of the species, the breed of the animal, the feeding and management practices of the farmer, the cost of available feeds, the nutrient values of all available feeds, and the probable feed to gain ratio for the animal with the ration. These considerations are […]

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How to Raise Dairy Cattle

Temperate breeds of dairy cattle that have been raised successfully in the Philippines are the Holstein Friesian, the Jersey, and the Brown Swiss. TheHolstien-Friesian has an average daily milk production of 22 kilograms with an average butterfat content of 3.6 per cent. The Jersey produces an average of 13 kilograms of milk while the Brown […]

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Paraoakan Becoming A Favorite Native Chicken

Paraoakan is becoming the choice of native chicken raisers. And it is for a number of good reasons. Paraoakan, of course, is the native chicken from Palawan. Of the several strains of native chickens, Paraoakan is the biggest of them all. It has long legs, bigger body than the rest, long neck and bigger head. […]

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Plant-based Livestock Medication

The rising cost of animal drugs is one of the (livestock) farmer’s biggest problem. Compounding the situation is the remoteness of villagers to towns where they could avail of the services of animal technicians or veterinarians to provide the needed animal health care. Commercial drugs can be difficult to obtain in remote upland communities

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How to Start a Hog Raising Business

Hog raising in the Philippines has been a profitable business for Filipinos through the decades. Its popularity is evidently seen among backyards of rural families. An average Filipino family usually raises a small number of pigs to augment their daily needs. While both parents are busy with their work, children may help in raising a […]

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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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Indigofera, now known as a good goat feed

Indigofera reportedly was first introduced, propagated, and promoted in Bansalan, Davao del Sur by the Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center sometime in the 80s. Only few ruminant raisers then took notice and valued in it as forage. Indigofera is a forage tree/shrub with many shoots bearing pinnate bright green leaves.  Some plant the legume just […]

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