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Preserved Colostrum can Replace Whole Milk

Based on research findings conducted by PCARRD-DOST and UP at Los Baños, colostrum, a dark yellow mammary secretion which precedes normal milk flow, can be preserved to totally replace whole milk in the diet of nursing calves. Replaced whole milk can then be processed for human consumption. Compared to whole milk, colostrum contains a higher [&hellip

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Vitamin C means more eggs from ducks

Vitamins are important to human health. This is a fact. But whether it has the same vital effect on animal health or whether their system could respond to vitamins as positively as humans do, was the subject of a local study. Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid (AA) is one of the most important of all [&hellip

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Goat Raising Tips

Goats can be reared in the pasteurland, but rearing them in cages has more advantages such as: 1. Cage-reared goats are less exposed to parasites. 2. They are better fed, and so the mother goat gives more milk. 3. Less field space is necessary for growing fodder and grass. For every six (6) females and

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How to Start a Chicken Broiler Production Business

In the country, Chicken broilers have been raised in small numbers around the houses as a backyard flocks, or on the farm as a small home scale venture for many years but has shifted into a large commercial enterprise. Poultry raising offers numerous opportunities for success. Chickens are easy to raise. Also, poultry raising, as [&hellip

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Swine Raising Guide

Hog raising is a very popular enterprise in the Philippines such that there is a proliferation of backyard producers, which dominates the swine industry and a healthy viable commercial sector. Despite the crises facing the swine industry, still many people are venturing in this enterprise. This manual hopes to bring appropriate technology to the interested

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Poultry Production: Low Cost Technology

Poultry Production: Low Cost Technology Technology for poultry rearing using local materials, ranging from lowcost poultry feeds and cages to the use of pingpong balls to stop pheasants from eating their own eggs!, 1999-12-01 Simple Shelters for Native Chickens Location: Taiwan, ROC Technical Description Native chickens have a number of useful characteristics, including the ability [&hellip

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Baboy-ramo: A good source of food and bucks

Barrel-like body balanced on top of four long slender legs. Black hair arranged in bristles. Tusks curling out of its mouth, kept sharp and nice. Growl Just hearing its grumble shattering the silence, one would instantly feel the cold air pressing into his body knowing that this creature is in full alert, ready to defend

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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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