Livestock Archive

Quality breeders for a bountiful egg harvest

In 2010, the duck industry was very profitable and vibrant, with an estimated population of 10.8 million head. Now, challenges are weighing it down. Decline in the number and quality of breeders and lack of stable supply of ready-to-lay pullets are among the major factors contributing to the duck industry’s downtrend. Application of various new [&hellip

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How to Raise Cattle in the Backyard

Backyard cattle fattening has gained popularity as an important business project of the livestock industry in the Philippines. Raising cattle in the backyard gives the farmer year-round work and provides him with extra income. How to Raise Cattle Types of Cattle Raising 1. Cow-Calf Operation 2. Breeder Farm Operation 3. Growing-Fattening Operation Cow-calf Operation Cows [&hellip

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A science-based approach in raising native chicken

Raising native chickens is an income resource generator. Traditionally, raising native chicken is a backyard practice wherein the chickens can roam freely with minimal interventions in terms of feed supplementation, proper housing, health care, breeding, selection, and handling, among others. To institutionalize a science-based approach to raising native chicken that will lead to a better [&hellip

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Know Your Equipment: Proper Installation and Commissioning is Essential to Machine Reliability

Cabuyao, Laguna—Nov 04,2020— In almost any industry, machines and equipment play a critical role in any process whether it’s in the manufacturing of products or operating services. Without these, progress will either be slow or quality severely compromised.  For Jay Marzan, Chairman of JP Marzan Project Ventures Inc., one of the leading logistics providers in [&hellip

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Bulacan college puts up breeding station that raised goat inventory by 100%, to produce meat loaf from chevon

Bulacan state college has put up a breeding station that raised goat inventory by 100 percent and aims to aid small farmers meet brisk demand by eventually producing meat loaf from this healthful goat meat. The Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC) has put up a nucleus farm and breeding station in its campus. Its increasing [&hellip

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Diagnosing Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) in Minutes

Almost half of the pre-weaner pigs suddenly excrete yellowish watery diarrhea. The same alarming picture can be seen in neighboring pens, wherein almost seven out of 10 piglets in a litter die. “What infection has caused this unsightly scene to my farm?” a farmer thought while recalling the events that transpired during the recent days [&hellip

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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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