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Bondoc Peninsula native pigs project raises farmers’ income to P33,700 in two years, opens opportunities to bigger specialty “Lechon” market

A native pig project in Bondoc Peninsula succeeds in raising income of farmers by P33,700 in two years just from selling piglets and opens bigger opportunities for them to sell the specialty “Lechon.” The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is replicating the success of this native pigs multiplier project funded by the Bureau of Agricultural [&hellip

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Family Backyard Poultry Project

In the barangays, nearly every household keep some native chickens. Usually being left alone to fend for themselves, a hen produces 30-50 eggs per year as compared to imported stocks which can lay some 286 eggs per year. UPLB (1985) found that native birds, when given the same improved feed and management, could reach (at [&hellip

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Pellet feeds for goats as an enterprise

The Central Luzon State University is promoting mature feed products and feeding schemes towards enterprise, particularly in goats. Goat raising needs a year-round supply of feeds.  In the Philippines, feeds are abundant during the wet season but scarce during the dry season.  Hence, processing feeds through pelleting is important.  A pellet is a small, solid [&hellip

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Goats’ Meat: sure bet in building rural assets

The goat industry in the Philippines is considered a sunrise industry dominated by backyard raisers, but slowly becoming popular among commercial investors. In January 2015, it stands at a meager 3.67 million head, dropping by 0.58% from previous year’s production. In fact, the inventory has been decreasing annually since 2010. The country’s small goat population [&hellip

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Simpler Way to Find Out Feed Deficiency

Experts suggested an easy way of finding out whether the chickens are being fed correctly. This is by looking at the floor of the pen to find out whether there are too many or too little feathers scattered around, or looking at the chickens to see whether some of them are already bald due to [&hellip

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Unlocking the potentials of goat dairying through S&T

At the moment, there is a very small dairy goat inventory, which is barely 6,379 head or 0.17% of the total goat population. Of this meager herd, only about 600 head are in the milk line, 70% of which are suspected to be harboring subclinical mastitis. As a result, the production of quality milk decreases. [&hellip

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How to Start a Poultry Farm Business

Chicken broiler production is one of the most progressive animal enterprises in the Philippines today. The poultry industry began as a backyard enterprise but has shifted to the formation of very large integrated contract farming operations. This “how to raise chickens” article will guide you to start your own poultry farm business. I. Estimated Investment

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Indigenous Feed Resources for Livestock

The rapid development in recent years of Asia’s livestock industry has been matched by the huge increase in the importation of livestock feed. Feed costs are not only a burden on the national budget of nearly every Asian country, they are also a burden on the budget of livestock farms, where they are often 60%

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How to Raise Pigeons for Money

Raising pigeons is not only a hobby but a good earner too. They multiply fast if proper care is given, and almost every part of a pigeon has use. For instance, the feathers and bones, after flesh meat has been removed, can be used as feed for chicken; its manure is feed for cows. At

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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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