Darag Native Chicken Business Opportunity

darag native chickenMargarito 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 in the 2008 search for outstanding MS, sells his darag chicks at P0.75/head. His farm is also capable of producing day-old chicks and ready-to-breed pullets/rooster.

Darag is the native chicken breed locally found in Western Visayas. It has established a niche market in the poultry industry due to its unique quality of meat and distinctive taste.

In a field day tour held in his farm, Andrade discussed how artificial incubation, brooding, and use of indigenous feeding supplements, such as Marande leaves (Tricanthera gigantea), duckweed, and golden “kuhol” can improve native chicken production. He also demonstrated the operation of his invention, the AC-DC incubator, and the artificial brooder warmed by an electric bulb.

PCARRD Livestock Research Division Director Edwin C. Villar said: “The bottom line of the (STBF) project is for the Magsasaka Siyentista to showcase the improvement in his farm productivity and economic benefits brought about by the S&T (science and technology) interventions recommended (by the project).”

Aside from PCARRD and WESVARRDEC, the Aklan State University (ASU) and FITS Center Banga are also helping Andrade in his business venture on darag.

Source: Mheda G. Garcia with Dems Z. Magpantay, S&T Media Service, pcarrd.dost.gov.ph

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9 Responses

  1. marcella says:

    sir taga dumarao man aku may mabakal darag chiken pwd call mi now.wed.kadto mida.may number 09306569670

  2. lowell says:

    hello, san po pwedeng makabili ng darag, taga mindoro po ako.

  3. Sir, can you recommend someone that has darag pullets/stags around metro manila. Basically I live in Quezon City and I want to try darag in addition to my paraoakan native chicken. Please give me contacts if available. Thanks

  4. Natutulog Kung Mundo says:

    kaya mo maka hatag 200-250 heads ready to lay pullets??? ang pang breed na dayun??

  5. good day borg interesado ka ba sa darag chicken ihave some in my farm in dumarao capiz just email me or contact me at 09062096776.

  6. Borgy Albaña says:

    Good day to you all, I am Edgar Albaña from Iloilo City, I was wondering if you have contacts of Mr. Margarito R. Andrade? It would be gladly appreciated, I just want to venture in this kind of business and I have another business in mind he might be interested regarding his product..

  7. elbern says:

    where can i buy darag chicken too? i’m from la union

  8. ahmed ali says:

    As a Newbie, I am
    continuously searching online for articles that can benefit me. Thank youType your comment here.

  9. jun says:

    hellow saan po makakabili ng darag chiken taga lucena po ako saan po malapit dito? thanks in advance

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