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Feed Milling Business: From Sugar Slavery to Success

Feed Milling Business: From Sugar Slavery to Success

Agriculture, Food & Feed Business, Livestock, Poultry
When we hear about the feed milling business, we always think of those large structures with large silos and tanks that needs hundreds of millions, if not billions of pesos to set up. This is not the case with the man who was enslaved by sugar barons for most of his life. Oscar “Oca” Latorgo is a third-generation sugarcane worker who spends most of his teenage and adult life working in the sugarcane fields in his native town, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, Philippines. As a former Sakada, he’d been doing back-breaking jobs all over Negros cutting and loading sugarcane on trucks. His life turned 360 degrees though when he received his 2.8 hectares of land through Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) in 2013, followed by the return of his oldest son during the pandemic in early 2020. ...
Growing Rhode Island Red Chickens in the Philippines

Growing Rhode Island Red Chickens in the Philippines

Poultry
Growing Rhode Island Red chickens in the Philippines started to gain popularity during the start of the Covid19 pandemic in early 2020. People were confined to their homes so they had no choice but to explore other ways to make extra income. The Rhode Island Red (RIR) breed of chicken is not native to the Philippines. It is one of the American heritage chicken breeds which become the most popular backyard chicken breed not only in the US but also in other parts of Europe. In Australia, it is also widely farmed next to Australia's Black Australorp. Rhode Island Red Characteristics The color of the plumage of the traditional Rhode Island red ranges from a lustrous deep pink to almost black; the tail is mostly black. The comb may be either single or rose-comb; it is vivid red, as are the...
11 Best Backyard Chicken Breeds to Grow in the Philippines for Profit

11 Best Backyard Chicken Breeds to Grow in the Philippines for Profit

Poultry
Backyard chicken breeds are highly sought after by people who raise chickens in their backyard. These type of chickens are different from broiler breeds because they are highly tolerant of diseases and takes longer to grow to slaughter age. Freerange chicken farming in the Philippines is one of the hottest backyard activities today and in fact, the number of people who are growing heritage chicken breeds is rapidly increasing. Since people are staying in their homes, it is normal to think of other ways to make money and backyard chicken farming is a perfect fit. 11 Backyard Chicken Breeds to Raise for Profit If you love chickens and wanted to raise them to make a profit, here are the best heritage chicken breeds to grow. 1. Rhode Island Red Rhode Island Red (RIR) is the most pop...
20 of the Most Profitable Animals to Grow in the Philippines

20 of the Most Profitable Animals to Grow in the Philippines

Fishery, Livestock, Poultry
Animal domestication in the Philippines for profit is among the top industries ever since the country was colonized by the Spaniards more than 500 years ago. Animal husbandry and livestock farming are one of the most profitable farm businesses that can even be done in a small backyard without the need for large financial capital. Backyard animal farming in the Philippines contributes bigger than commercial farms. In fact, of the total swine population, 72.1% were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 27.9% were from commercial farms. For poultry production, the Philippine broiler industry is composed of 20% backyard (fewer than 1,000 birds) and 80% commercial farms. There are reportedly 588 registered poultry farms and approximately 175 meat processors located throughout the coun...
A Successful Frozen Food Business in the Philippines

A Successful Frozen Food Business in the Philippines

Livestock, Poultry
The frozen food business is one of the most profitable small-scale businesses in the Philippines and can be sustainable if properly managed. Roberto Escapalao of Silay City, Negros Occidental has been raising pigs and chickens for almost a decade as his main source of income, and the rising cost of feeds highly affected his livelihood. Ever since COVID-19 hit the country 2 years ago, he barely makes a living. When his oldest son, who worked in a frozen food processing company in Malvar, Batangas, returned home, everything changed. Roberto was selling live animals to a local slaughterhouse for more than nine years. Animal farmers like him who sell live animals often make a little money compared to the people who bought, butcher and sell the animals. This has been happening everywhere ...