Livestock Archive

DA-PCC adopts DNA marker technology to improve milk-producing carabao breeding

The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) is adopting the DNA marker technology to improve its breeding program. That should contribute over the long term to raising the country’s milk production, according to PCC Supervising Science Research Specialist Jesus Rommel V. Herrera. The country is hardly a producer of milk and dairy products with importation [&hellip

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How to Raise Pigs in an Odor free Piggery

How to raise pigs in an easy to manage and odor free piggery through the Profitable Innovative Growing System or PIGS, a method of raising pigs in an environment that mimics their natural habitat, designed by ProNatural Feed Corporation. PIGS technology, unlike conventional piggeries, allows for stress free pigs that are less prone to sickness [&hellip

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Crossbreeding of Native Chicken Gets Promising Results

Native chicken plays an important contribution to the economic wellbeing of rural farming communities in the country. In spite of being inferior in terms of productivity compared with commercial chicken breeds, majority of smallhold farmers opt to raise native chicken as a source of food and additional income as it does not require special care [&hellip

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Sawdust for Animal Feeds

Sawdust contains 50 to 60% cellulose and about 30% lignin. Cellulose is an important component in animal feeds as a source of energy while lignin acts as a barrier to the digestibility of cellulose. Thus, the animals can hardly digest the sawdust. The lignin can be removed or reduced by first treating the sawdust before [&hellip

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Quail is more than just a game bird

Unknown to many, quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) are classified as game birds and used in outdoor sports and recreational activities. However, for business, quail is more than just a game bird. Raising quails is a profitable venture as the birds are easy to nurture. It does not require construction of large holding pens, minimum capital, [&hellip

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Poultry Contract Growing Business with Vitarich

What is contract growing? Simply put, you rear the chicks. Vitarich harvests the flock and markets the chickens. If you think about it, contract growing is easier to manage than any other poultry or livestock venture. Vitarich take care of the feeds, chicks, and technical services. They even take care of marketing. Better still, you

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Swine/Hog Raising Investment Guide

Hog Raising Guide. Swine Raising is a popular enterprise such that there is a proliferation of backyard hog raising which dominates the swine industry. Hog Raising made easy

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Low Cost Veterinary Treatments for Livestock

Low Cost Veterinary Treatments for Livestock Includes traditional herbs and other treatments. Readers should note that these traditional medicines have not been scientifically tested. They should not be extended to farmers without further study. For example, the pine trees which grow in your area might be a different species than the one used by Korean [&hellip

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Trichantera gigantea as Feed Supplement for Swine

WHAT IS TRICHANTERA GIGANTEA? Trichantera gigantea, a fodder tree, also known as Nacedero or Madre de Agua. It was introduced into the country some years ago from Latin America (Columbia and Venezuela) and adapts well in local tropical conditions. It can be planted to a wide range of soil types and elevations up to 1800

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How to Raise Inland Ducks Varieties

Duck-raising and balut production are often associated with Pateros and other bayside areas. But, inland duck raising can be as profitable as riverside duck-raising, especially with some duck varieties that prefer land to water. Ducks are easier to raise than chickens; they gain weight easily and are more resistant to sick and disease. They may

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