Livestock Archive

How to Make a Small Chicken Coop

If you are looking to build a chicken coop yet do not know where to start, you come at the right place. Chicken coops also known as chicken runs and hen houses can be as simple or fancy as you wish. Building Chicken coops could be a very successful home based business for someone that

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Goat-based Enterprises

Are you planning to invest in a profitable business venture? Why not goat raising? It only requires low initial capital and guarantees you a high return on investment even at the first year of operation for an economic-sized herd of not less than 25 does. Aside from that, different products from the different goat-based enterprises [&hellip

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Philippine pork to the world

Swine production in the Philippines is a P191-billion industry and is the largest among the livestock and poultry industries of the country. It ranks next to rice with 18.28% contribution to the total value of agricultural production. Swine production plays a major role in ensuring the country’s food security by providing about 60% of the [&hellip

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How to Start a Goat Raising Business

Goats are very popular among Filipinos because they require low capital investment, fit the smallhold farm condition, and multiply fast. Culturally, goats are integral to every special occasion such as birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and fiestas. Hence, they command a higher price compared with other meats in the market. Goats require low maintenance because they eat

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San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Poultry Contract Breeding Business Opportunity

Joining the San Miguel Foods Inc.’s (Magnolia) roster of poultry contract breeders and growers is a good business opportunity for farm owners. The success story of Magnolia’s contract grower, Ofel Dator together with her husband Serafin Dator, owners of Ofel’s Poultry Farm, began breeding chicken in 2005 with just minimal capital on hand. Today, in

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Plant-based Livestock Medication

The rising cost of animal drugs is one of the (livestock) farmer’s biggest problem. Compounding the situation is the remoteness of villagers to towns where they could avail of the services of animal technicians or veterinarians to provide the needed animal health care. Commercial drugs can be difficult to obtain in remote upland communities. Medicinal [&hellip

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Low-cost Goat Housing

Adequate housing provides conditions for good health and comfort of animals high reproduction and more efficient management. Housing also minimizes, if not eliminates, theft problems. Good housing is ideally cheap, yet it can protect the animals from strong winds, draft, heavy rains, wet grounds and attacks by predatory animals. It must also be well ventilated, [&hellip

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Feed Source for Chickens

Feed for Chickens 1. Watermelon rind Researchers at UP Los Baños fed watermelon rind to chickens for 6 months. These were compared to chicken given ordinary commercial feed. They observed that commercial feeds can be replaced with watermelon rind up to 20%. Method: a. Boil the rind until cooked b Dry in the sun c.

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Better livelihood opportunity for farmers promoted by the Goat Enterprise Management modality

Goat raising, a practical business venture requiring low initial capital, is not popular among farmers as a livelihood option due to their lack of proper skills and motivation to improve goat management. To change farmers’ perception towards goat raising, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of [&hellip

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DA to import Braunvieh cattle semen from Switzerland

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is importing Braunvieh cattle semen from Switzerland which will produce “dual purpose” calves both for beef and dairy. The importation of semen will enable crossbreeding of the Braunvieh Swiss breed with locally available cattle breeds. It will bring down the cost of producing offspring of superior breeds. It can replace [&hellip

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