Livestock Archive

How to Raise Pigeons for Money

Raising pigeons is not only a hobby but a good earner too. They multiply fast if proper care is given, and almost every part of a pigeon has use. For instance, the feathers and bones, after flesh meat has been removed, can be used as feed for chicken; its manure is feed for cows. At […]

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How to Raise Cattle in the Backyard

Backyard cattle fattening has gained popularity as an important business project of the livestock industry in the Philippines. Raising cattle in the backyard gives the farmer year-round work and provides him with extra income. How to Raise Cattle Types of Cattle Raising 1. Cow-Calf Operation 2. Breeder Farm Operation 3. Growing-Fattening Operation Cow-calf Operation Cows […]

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Trichantera gigantea as Feed Supplement for Swine

WHAT IS TRICHANTERA GIGANTEA? Trichantera gigantea, a fodder tree, also known as Nacedero or Madre de Agua. It was introduced into the country some years ago from Latin America (Columbia and Venezuela) and adapts well in local tropical conditions. It can be planted to a wide range of soil types and elevations up to 1800 […]

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Integrated Fish Farming Techniques

Raising fish in combination with pigs, poultry, cattle, or ducks can raise family income. Since animal waste makes good fertilizer for fish ponds, and since 60 percent of the cost of fish farming goes for feed, integrating livestock and fish farming makes sense. Try a combination of different animals and crops that best suit your […]

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Raising Native Animals

Why choose native? According to the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region, native animals have provided valuable contributions in the cultural, social, and economic status of farming communities in the rural areas. Aside from providing them with an alternative source of livelihood, these animals have been known to contain high […]

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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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