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How to Raise Pigs Cheaply and Make Organic Pig Feed on a Budget

How to Raise Pigs Cheaply and Make Organic Pig Feed on a Budget

Livestock
If you are planning to raise pigs but are concerned f expensive pigs, this guide will give you an idea of how to raise pigs cheaply. There are organic and indigenous sources of pig feeds that we can use so we can ensure making a profit without buying expensive commercial pig feeds. Raising pigs can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but it is not without its costs. Feeding pigs is one of the biggest expenses associated with pig farming, and getting it wrong could mean financial ruin. In this blog article, we'll explore how to feed pigs cheaply and make organic feed on a budget – so that you can ensure your pig farming venture is profitable! Introduction Pigs are NOT cheap to keep. In fact, they're one of the most expensive animals to keep on a farm. But there are ways that you can c...
Pig Profit Calculator

Pig Profit Calculator

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A pig profit calculator is very important, especially for backyard farmers who raise from one to 100 pigs.  Although computing your pig farming profit may sound like an easy addition and subtraction, it's not simple like one would think and I'll explain why in this article before giving you the link to the pig profit calculator below. Why a Pig Profit Calculator is Important to Every Filipino Pig Farmer Let's be honest, most Filipinos are terrible at budgeting and since most Filipino backyard farmers lack education, financial planning is not part of their priorities. Usually, when a farmer has the capacity to raise two pigs, they just buy two piglets, raise them in their backyard, buy feeds whenever they have extra money, and then sell the animals when they think they are big enough to b...
Crocodile Farming in the Philippines: How to Grow and Care for Crocodiles

Crocodile Farming in the Philippines: How to Grow and Care for Crocodiles

Fishery, Livestock
As the demand for exotic animals and luxury items increases, so does the number of people turning to crocodile farming as an alternative source of income. In this article, we’ll explore what is involved in setting up a crocodile farm and how to properly care for these ancient reptiles so that they can be harvested and sold in the best conditions possible. What is Crocodile Farming? Crocodile farming is the practice of raising crocodiles for their meat, skin, and other products. It is a relatively new industry, with most farms being established in the past few decades. Crocodiles are farmed in many parts of the world, including Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The main markets for crocodile products are Europe and North America. There are two main types of crocodile farmin...
Toggenburg Goat Breed Profile

Toggenburg Goat Breed Profile

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The Toggenburg goat breed was bred in Switzerland in the 18th century in the Togberg Valley, from where it got its name. This breed is raised in the canton of St. Gallen, this area is not rich in pasture because the goats in the stable are more than in the wild The Toggenburg goat breed is hardy, in food it likes twigs from trees Toggenburg Goat Characteristics This goat has a very entertaining coloring, in general, the light brown hair tone and two dark streaks run along with the head with the forehead, the nose has a lighter color, and the faces of the ends and the inside of the ears are much darker. structure of wool in goats of medium length, silky, and very tight to the legs to the knees. Closes the trunk, back, and upper legs longer hair, a feeling that it is longer than it real...
Rabbit Farming in the Philippines: How to Raise Rabbits

Rabbit Farming in the Philippines: How to Raise Rabbits

Livestock
Rabbit farming in the Philippines is not a hobby anymore, it is becoming a profitable business for many people. If you are interested in knowing how to raise rabbits, you have come to the right place, I will explain extremely important facts about their breeding that you should know whether you want to raise rabbits as a business, for self-consumption or simply to have a healthy pet companion. Rabbit farming in the Philippines Most Filipinos are not used to consuming rabbit meat but the trend is changing and the demand is increasing. Many Filipinos, especially returning OFW are not investing in the rabbit farming business because they know they could make a living with the cute bunnies. There are two markets for rabbits in the Philippines. Pets and meat. Meat is not yet so popular but...
Goat Farming in the Philippines: How to Raise Goats

Goat Farming in the Philippines: How to Raise Goats

Livestock
Goat farming in the Philippines is one of the most profitable farming businesses if properly managed. Goat meat is one of the most delicious meats I have ever tasted. Apart from its tasty and tender meat, it is also healthy to eat, because of the type of food it eats, such as grass, and plant leaves. This is why many people are interested in taking care of goats. Do you want to have a goat? If yes, you need to know the proper care of the goat. Different Kinds of Goats The domesticated goat is a subspecies of the stray goats of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated animal species. For thousands of years, people cared for them for their milk, meat, fur, and skin for leather. Over the past century, they have also become popular as pets. T...
Cattle Farming in the Philippines: How to Raise Cattle

Cattle Farming in the Philippines: How to Raise Cattle

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Cattle farming in the Philippines is a profitable business and can be a good source of full-time income. Have you ever tried raising a cow? Do you want to try the cattle business? If you are interested but you lack knowledge, you need to read this article. Different Breeds for Cattle Farming The cattle is a domesticated animal, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. They are raised for their meat, milk, and dairy products, and as work animals (cart pulling, plowing, and the like). Cattle belong to the species that is called ruminant or gnawing. A ruminant is an animal that has the capacity to swallow its food until it reaches the stomach and this food returns to the mouth for a second time chewing. It has a unique digestive system because of its stomach call...
Mountain Goat: Ibex Profile

Mountain Goat: Ibex Profile

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The Mountain Goat (Capra pyrenaica) is a common goat species in the Iberian Peninsula. This species is part of the genus Capra, like the domestic goat, and is particularly close to the wild Alpine goat (Capra ibex). Mountain Goat Profile The Alpine ibex, the Spanish ibex, the Spanish ibex, or the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) is a species of ibex with four subspecies. Of them, two are still in the Iberian Peninsula, but the remaining two are already extinct. The Portuguese subspecies became extinct in 1892 and the Pyrenean subspecies in 2000. An ongoing cloning project in the Pyrenean subspecies resulted in a clone being born alive in July 2003. This is the first taxon to become “non-extinct”, although the clone died a few minutes after being born due to physical defects in the lungs. ...
Large White Pig Breed Profile

Large White Pig Breed Profile

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The large white pig is a breed of swine native to Yorkshire, England. The breed is widely used in modern and intensive pig farming due to its high fertility and good maternal characteristics, this pig is completely white, with erect ears. Currently, this breed of pig is very popular with most commercial breed pigs raised throughout the world. The first Stud Book for the breed was published in 1884, although the breed’s earlier history in Yorkshire is difficult to trace. The development of modern performance testing programs led to an increase in global demand for large white pigs from the UK in the early 1970s. And more than 8,500 pedigree large white pigs were exported throughout the world. world in the first three years of that decade. Large White Pig Early Days and History Large wh...
American Lamancha Goat Breed

American Lamancha Goat Breed

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American Lamancha, more commonly, simply Lamancha goat or LaMancha breed, is a formally recognized breed of dairy goat, first bred in California by Mrs. Eula Fay Frey about 192 Goats are animals that, with proper care, will allow you to get nutritious and healthy goat milk for a person. And from its realization, your family can receive a solid and very solid benefit. American Lamancha History and Origin The American Lamancha goat was created in the United States of America in Oregon, its creator is Yu F. Frei in 1930, and it was registered in 1950. In an effort to bring this breed, he connected Spanish and Swiss goats. This breed is small in size. The growth of goats of this breed is seventy centimeters, and the goats are five centimeters larger. The weight of goats is fifty-two kilog...