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Free Ranged White Chicken

Friday, June 8th, 2012

As per the experience of Dr. Rey and Sandy Itchon, the white birds are just as tasty as the free-ranged colored fowls by following a management technique that is not really hard to follow. For sometime now, they have been raising the white birds in their Isabela farm. There are a number of good reasons [...]

12,000 liters milk per cow

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — High-tech agriculture in Israel is producing record yields in both animal and field crops. Vegetable farmers produce as much as 300 tons of tomatoes per hectare per year under greenhouse. And in the case of dairy cattle, they also have the highest production in the world – some 12,000 liters of milk [...]

Start raising native chickens now

Monday, May 7th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines —  So you want to raise native chickens. To start with, put up an enclosed ranging area. Provide 1 square meter per chicken, made up of light posts like bamboo, and net at least six to eight inches high. Put also a roofed shelter at least 2 square feet per chicken and a [...]

Herbal Medication for Livestock

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Plant-Based Livestock Medication The rising cost of animal drugs is one of the (livestock) farmer’s biggest problem. Compounding the situation is the remoteness of villagers to towns where they could avail of the services of animal technicians or veterinarians to provide the needed animal health care. Commercial drugs can be difficult to obtain in remote [...]

Backyard Piggery Project

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Although demand for pork in many areas is high, the rising cost of production discourages many small farmers from attempting to raise swine on a small scale. The use of commercial feeds is one of the main reasons for high production costs. Purchased feeds can constitute 60-80% of total expenses. cell phone spying Once an [...]

Why Invest In Goat Farming?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Why Invest in Goats? Goats are very popular among Filipinos because they require low initial capital investment, fit the smallhold farm conditions, and multiply fast. Culturally, goats are integral to every special occasion such as birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and fiestas. Hence, they command a higher price compared with other meats in the market. Goats require [...]

Why You Should Not Let Goats Graze During Rainy Days

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

When it rains, it likewise pours diseases. best casino slots online The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) said that goats, for instance, may continually be infected with worms throughout the year, but clinically apparent signs occur mainly during the wet season. Goats, especially growing kids, the PCARRD explained, [...]

Reasons Why Some Piglets Are Born Dead

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

It is rather common that some pigs are born dead. But if this happens often with a particular mother hog, there must be a reason. It must however be ascertained if the piglet is born dead or just die soon after birth, which could have been saved if immediately noticed. Sometimes certain piglets are born [...]

Improving the Native Chicken Breed

Friday, April 13th, 2012

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 – [...]

Broiler Chickens Bred For Fast Growth Are Having Difficulty Walking

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The huge increase in growth rates of broiler chickens means more than a quarter of these intensively-reared birds have difficulty walking, according to a comprehensive survey carried out by the University of Bristol. The study identifies a range of management factors that could be altered to reduce leg health problems but warns that implementation of [...]

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