Livestock Archive

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. […

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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 […

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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 […

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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 […

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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 […

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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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Use of Bamboo Charcoal to Remove the Bad Smell of Manure

Use of Bamboo Charcoal to Remove the Bad Smell of Manure Cattle sheds generally have a bad smell from animal wastes. This bad odor is difficult to remove. Bamboo charcoal can be used to improve the smell of cattle sheds. Preparing the Bamboo Charcoal Bamboo is cut into small pieces and put into a tightly […

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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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Small-scale Cattle Production – Cattle Raising in the Philippines

Cattle raising in the Philippines. Small-scale cattle production guide. 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 […

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