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Feed Source for Chickens

Feed for Chickens 1. Watermelon rind Researchers at UP Los Baños fed watermelon rind to chickens for 6 months. These were compared to chicken given ordinary commercial feed. They observed that commercial feeds can be replaced with watermelon rind up to 20%. Method: a. Boil the rind until cooked b Dry in the sun c.

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Darag Native Chicken Business Opportunity

Margarito R. Andrade a topnotch Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) of the Banga Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) in Aklan is into darag native chicken production. As a cooperator of PCARRD’s Science and Technology-based Farm (STBF) on darag or native chicken production, Andrade produces hardened 45-day-old darag chicks. Andrade, first runner-up in the 2008 search for

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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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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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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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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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Quail Raising Tips

Lack of information, particular on feeding, inhibits investors from raising quail commercially. Here are some tips on doing it. Selecting stock. Start with 30-35 day old quail pullets. They must have tidy and neat feather with no streaks of white or black. This could be a sign of in-breeding. Choosing birds with uniform size. A

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Low-Cost Livestock Technology

Farmers are often gifted technical innovators. The technology they develop is very useful because it uses low-cost resources available on local farms. However, knowledge of these innovations is often restricted to a small area. FFTC is surveying and collecting this technology so it becomes more widely known. This survey had the aim of collecting and

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Raising Goats for Milk

Raising Goats for Milk – Simple and Profitable Way To Start Goat Farming By: Ted Allen Raising goats for milk is a simple and profitable way to start an animal farm. If you have enough number of goats, you may sell their milk for a certain price or turn them into cheese. Even better, raising

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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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