Livestock Archive

Philippine Mallard Duck egg production soon to increase

An ongoing project on Philippine Mallard Duck, is expected to increase its average production of 201 eggs annually to 256 eggs annually. The selection and breeding project is under the Duck Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) initiated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science [&hellip

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How to Improve the Native Chicken Breed

Majority of small and marginal farmers raise native chicken in their backyards. The native chicken are nondescript, mongrel birds that have evolved from jungle fowls interbred with domesticated ones brought into the country by early Chinese, Spanish and Dutch traders and settlers. The native chicken have adapted themselves to adverse conditions in small farms – [&hellip

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Vitamin C Makes Pigs Grow Faster, Bigger

According to a team of experts from UP at Los Baños, adding ascorbic acid or Vitamin C to the diet of pigs — 800 gms. for every kilo of feeds, will make them grow faster compared to those treated with normal diets. It was further noted that Vitamin-C treated pigs when slaughtered had a higher [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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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9 Things To Consider Before Starting Your Own Poultry Farm

Running your own business, big or small, can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. For some, the path has led them to poultry farming. Owning a poultry farm can be a lot of hard work, but it can also be very satisfying. Poultry farming has proven already that it can be very lucrative. [&hellip

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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. Feeding UMMB is considered as one of the most important way to lessen the loss of [&hellip

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How to Raise Frogs for Meat

Raising frogs for its 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 [&hellip

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Use of Yeast to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Broiler Raising

Meat color is an important visual quality factor when consumers purchase chicken. However, high use of antibiotics during broiler raising to achieve desirable color and freshness may have residual effects on human health. To prevent irrational use of antibiotics, a supplementary application of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) with antibiotics was suggested. In this study, yeast powder [&hellip

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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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Backyard Duck Raising for Meat and Eggs

Why raise ducks? Ducks are one of the most practical, versatile and useful waterfowls to raise. Duck raising offers several benefits: · Ducks are efficient producers of animal protein. · Ducks provide both eggs and meat, for consumption or for sale. · Ducks require limited space, simple shelter and minimal care. · Ducks are resistant [&hellip

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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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