Livestock Archive

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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Raising Sheep in the Philippines

Raising sheep in the Philippines can be as profitable as raising goats in local farms. Sheep contributes to food production, rural employment and gross national product by converting roughages into meat, wool and skin. Although Filipinos do not generally eat meat lambs, there is a growing demand for mutton and scope for export of meat.

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Enhancing the potentials of the Philippine Native Chicken through S&T

Native chicken meat has always been preferred by consumers over that of commercial broilers due to its unique taste, distinct flavor and texture, presence of nutraceutical compounds (functional food), and lower fat content.   A brood of native chicken raised in a farmer’s backyard (Photo credit, Livestock Research Division, PCAARRD) Being free ranged, native chicken [&hellip

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Grow Livestock under Coconuts

Small farms in the Philippines need not be disadvantaged in terms of productivity and earning power because of their size. To get the most out of a tract of land, a farmer can use his land as pasture for raising livestock or poultry while growing crops at the same time. Such a system, called integrated

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Goat raising made more profitable through AI

Goat raising is a practical livestock-based enterprise that requires minimal investment but guarantees a return of investment in a short period of time. However, the lack of quality breeder stock and the high cost of breeding activities are some of the constraints that cause the low rate of local goat production. The price of goat [&hellip

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