Livestock Archive

Backyard Integrated Pig-Fish Culture

Integrated pig-fish culture is not a new concept; it has been practiced for many years in most of Asia. Raising pigs and fish at the same time has several advantages: · Fish farmers can produce fish without feeding and hauling manure to fertilize the pond. · Pig-fish culture maximizes land use by integrating two farm [&hellip

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Microalgae can be a potential feed for aquaculture species

Microalgae, which are sources of natural aquatic products, are now gaining attention as an ideal potential feed for aquaculture purposes. At the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), the program on the development of algal paste from microalgae under the National Aquafeeds R&D Program is currently being funded by PCAARRD and Department of Science and [&hellip

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Creating livelihood opportunities from the milk of the beast

Milk is one of the most critical food commodities in the Philippines. About 16% of Filipinos, especially preschoolers and senior citizens, are highly dependent on it. In 2014, local production was 19.73 million liters, of which about 34.77% is supplied by buffaloes (Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015). To achieve a significant increase in milk production, however, [&hellip

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Bondoc Peninsula native pigs project raises farmers’ income to P33,700 in two years, opens opportunities to bigger specialty “Lechon” market

A native pig project in Bondoc Peninsula succeeds in raising income of farmers by P33,700 in two years just from selling piglets and opens bigger opportunities for them to sell the specialty “Lechon.” The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is replicating the success of this native pigs multiplier project funded by the Bureau of Agricultural [&hellip

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Family Backyard Poultry Project

In the barangays, nearly every household keep some native chickens. Usually being left alone to fend for themselves, a hen produces 30-50 eggs per year as compared to imported stocks which can lay some 286 eggs per year. UPLB (1985) found that native birds, when given the same improved feed and management, could reach (at [&hellip

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Pellet feeds for goats as an enterprise

The Central Luzon State University is promoting mature feed products and feeding schemes towards enterprise, particularly in goats. Goat raising needs a year-round supply of feeds.  In the Philippines, feeds are abundant during the wet season but scarce during the dry season.  Hence, processing feeds through pelleting is important.  A pellet is a small, solid [&hellip

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Goats’ Meat: sure bet in building rural assets

The goat industry in the Philippines is considered a sunrise industry dominated by backyard raisers, but slowly becoming popular among commercial investors. In January 2015, it stands at a meager 3.67 million head, dropping by 0.58% from previous year’s production. In fact, the inventory has been decreasing annually since 2010. The country’s small goat population [&hellip

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Simpler Way to Find Out Feed Deficiency

Experts suggested an easy way of finding out whether the chickens are being fed correctly. This is by looking at the floor of the pen to find out whether there are too many or too little feathers scattered around, or looking at the chickens to see whether some of them are already bald due to [&hellip

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