Livestock Archive

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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Goat Feed made from Indigofera to Increase Dairy Goat’s Milk Production

No doubt, Filipinos are a huge consumer of milk. According to the National Dairy Authority (NDA), the country’s milk import in 2018 totaled 531.47 million kilograms (kg), worth ?52 billion. Local milk production, on the other hand, only contributed 23.69 M kg. Of the total local milk production, only 3% came from dairy goats. Local [&hellip

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ITIK PINAS: Development, Promotion and Utilization in Building Rural Enterprises

A genetically superior breeder duck called itik Pinas (IP) was developed in a project conducted by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and the National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI-NSPRDC). IP was [&hellip

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Improving and Making the Native Chicken Industry Profitable for Rural Farmers

A program of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) has developed four native chicken strains with the aim of improving the profitability of native chicken for rural farmers in Regions 5, 6, 7, and 9. Researches under the Industry Strategic S&T [&hellip

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Forage-based Pellets for Goats and Portable Pelletizer: Rewarding Business Ventures

If in the past only live goats were sold, now farmers can earn by marketing forages. But not just any forage! Higher income can be generated from processing the forage into pelletized complete rations as well as in selling the fabricated pelletizer. In a study done at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Nueva [&hellip

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Natural Feed Supplements and Dewormer Developed for Goats by CLSU and VSU

The death of kids before weaning is perhaps the biggest cause of economic loss to goat farmers.  Studies have shown that much of these mortalities were due to doe-related causes. To address these concerns, researchers from the Visayas State University (VSU) and the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) developed natural plant-based dewormers and feed supplements [&hellip

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Philippine Mallard Duck egg production soon to increase

An ongoing project on Philippine Mallard Duck, is expected to increase its average production of 201 eggs annually to 256 eggs annually. The selection and breeding project is under the Duck Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) initiated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science [&hellip

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How to Improve the Native Chicken Breed

Majority of small and marginal farmers raise native chicken in their backyards. The native chicken are nondescript, mongrel birds that have evolved from jungle fowls interbred with domesticated ones brought into the country by early Chinese, Spanish and Dutch traders and settlers. The native chicken have adapted themselves to adverse conditions in small farms – [&hellip

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Vitamin C Makes Pigs Grow Faster, Bigger

According to a team of experts from UP at Los Baños, adding ascorbic acid or Vitamin C to the diet of pigs — 800 gms. for every kilo of feeds, will make them grow faster compared to those treated with normal diets. It was further noted that Vitamin-C treated pigs when slaughtered had a higher [&hellip

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