Category: Livestock Business

Organizing Your Cattle
13
Sep
2021

Identifying and Organizing Your Cattle

Cattle are one of the most common animals for ranches to keep, yet organizing them and keeping track can be a headache.  When trying to figure out your system, there are many options to pick from, but there’s no agreement that’s 100% either way. If you’re trying to figure out...

Tagging Your Cows
25
Aug
2021

The Advantages to Tagging Your Cows

Identifying your cattle is a must for all types of records systems, from inventory to performance. While hot iron brands have long-been used to identify who owns particular cattle, cow ear tags are a great alternative for livestock management that not only make it possible to identify the animals, but...

tru test scales
25
Aug
2021

How Tru Test Scales Help You Make Informed Decisions

While some farmers and ranchers might think simply looking at their livestock and estimating their weights is accurate enough for knowing how much to feed them or how much of a dosage to provide when delivering drugs like antibiotics, the reality is, a guess is rarely accurate. A Planet Money...

livestock keeping
17
Aug
2021

How to Get The Most Out Of Livestock Keeping

Have you been wondering what you can do to get something out of your livestock? And if you do get something from them, do you often wonder whether you can get something extra? Well, it’s quite possible. This article will describe to you how you can get the most out...

21
Feb
2020

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...

17
Jan
2020

Feed Source for Chickens

Feed for Chickens 1. Watermelon rind Researchers at UP Los Baños fed watermelon rind to chickens for 6 months. These were compared to chicken given ordinary commercial feed. They observed that commercial feeds can be replaced with watermelon rind up to 20%.

06
Dec
2019

Goat Raising Guide

The optimum potential of goat as one of the main sources of milk and meat has not been fully tapped in ‘the Philippines. The goat is popularly known as the poor man’s cow because children and old folks who can not afford cow’s milk prefer drinking goat’s milk. Aside from...

23
Nov
2019

Darag Native Chicken Business Opportunity

Margarito R. Andrade a topnotch Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) of the Banga Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) in Aklan is into darag native chicken production. As a cooperator of PCARRD’s Science and Technology-based Farm (STBF) on darag or native chicken production, Andrade produces hardened 45-day-old darag chicks. Andrade, first runner-up...