Livestock Archive

Small-scale Cattle Production – Cattle Raising in the Philippines

Cattle raising in the Philippines. Small-scale cattle production guide. In the Philippines, between 75 and 90 percent of the total cattle production are raised in backyard systems. Small scale cattle production offers many benefits. Raising cattle on the farm helps to promote integration with crops, trees and soil and nutrient cycling is facilitated. Crop residues […

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Native swine production technologies take off

The Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), in a bid to promote native swine production technologies, has partnered and conducted with the Bureau of Animal Industry-Native Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (BAI-NSPRDC) and DA-Quezon Agricultural Experiment Station (QAES) a site reconnaissance in preparation for the establishment of technology demonstration sites for […

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Producing quality quail eggs using organic ingredients

Quails (Coturnix coturnix) are small birds that have been around in the country for quite some time now. This small (17 cm on average) plump breed usually comes in hues of brown, black, and grey with white streaks. They are fairly agile animals – so much so that smaller cages are more appropriate for them […

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Low-Cost Livestock Technology

Farmers are often gifted technical innovators. The technology they develop is very useful because it uses low-cost resources available on local farms. However, knowledge of these innovations is often restricted to a small area. FFTC is surveying and collecting this technology so it becomes more widely known. This survey had the aim of collecting and […

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Raising Goats for Milk

Raising Goats for Milk – Simple and Profitable Way To Start Goat Farming By: Ted Allen Raising goats for milk is a simple and profitable way to start an animal farm. If you have enough number of goats, you may sell their milk for a certain price or turn them into cheese. Even better, raising […

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Integrated Fish Farming Techniques

Raising fish in combination with pigs, poultry, cattle, or ducks can raise family income. Since animal waste makes good fertilizer for fish ponds, and since 60 percent of the cost of fish farming goes for feed, integrating livestock and fish farming makes sense. Try a combination of different animals and crops that best suit your […

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Project on Quail Raising Shows Promising Results

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) funded a project on quail production titled, “The Economics and Impact Evaluation of Quail Raising”, a 24-month undertaking conceptualized by the Bureau of Animal Industry-National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (BAI-NSPRDC) based in Tiaong, Quezon. Image: BAR The project aims to institutionalize quail raising in a village-level […

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Darag Native Chicken Production Guide

Darag Native Chicken Production Guide by Joselito Pudadera. To start the darag native chicken project, it is necessary to select breeders to be used. The performance of darag chicks that will be produced depends on the kind of breeder the raiser has.

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Cost reduction technology on backyard swine production

What is the situation of backyard swine raising now? In 2004, the output of the domestic swine industry, which contributes about 80% to total Philippine livestock population (LDC Bulletin No. 1), declined minimally after enjoying several years of continued growth, due in part to the closure of some backyard operations cause by tremendous rising feeds […

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Swine genomics to help improve the industry’s productivity

Swine production in the Philippines is a P191-billion industry and is the largest among the livestock and poultry industries of the country. The Philippine swine industry is ranked 8th in the world, in terms of the volume of pork production and number of breeding sows. Despite being dynamic and technologically advance, the local pig industry […

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Fresh Golden Snail Meat as Feeds for Swine

The swine industry dominates other livestock industries in the Philippines in terms of volume and value of production. In 1998, swine population was 10.4 million heads which 17% is in commercial scale and 83 % in backyard farms. One major problem, however, is the rapid increase in price of commercial feeds and feed ingredients which […

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

San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Magnolia’s contract grower, Ofel Dator and her husband Serafin Dator, owners of Ofel’s Poultry Farm, began breeding chicken in 2005 with just minimal capital on hand. Today, Ofel’s Poultry Farm is earning well over P2.5 million a year. Being a San Miguel Foods Inc’s poultry contract grower, you can assure the […

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