Category: Livestock Business

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...

02
Nov
2019

Swine Raising Guide

Hog raising is a very popular enterprise in the Philippines such that there is a proliferation of backyard producers, which dominates the swine industry and a healthy viable commercial sector. Despite the crises facing the swine industry, still many people are venturing in this enterprise. This manual hopes to bring...

28
Oct
2019

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....

27
Oct
2019

Duck Raising Guide

Duck Raising is a lucrative livestock industry in the Philippines because of its egg. Its most important product, the balut (boiled incubated duck’s egg), is sold daily throughout the archipelago for its delicious flavor and nutritive value. Duck raising is especially recommended in baytowns like those bordering the shores of...

23
Oct
2019

Start a 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...