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Angora Goat Breed Profile and Characteristics

Angora Goat Breed Profile and Characteristics

Livestock
The Angora goat, also known as the Tibetan goat, is a goat breed native to Kashmir and Tibet. It was later introduced to Turkey and Asia Minor. The Angora goat is a small goat (35 to 50 kilograms), very resistant, and well-adapted to arid regions. The coat is white with long, silky, and shiny strands. Hair grows at about 2.5 centimeters per month and is used to make mohair wool. Globally, the main Angora goat farming areas are in Turkey, South Africa, Argentina, and Australia. The Angora goat is larger and stronger than the European goat, and it differs especially in its strong horns, which are horizontally twisted and have sharp fringes. This breed's name (as well as the Angora rabbit and Angora cat) was derived from the ancient name of the current capital of Turkey, Ankara—Ango...
How to Raise Guinea Fowl

How to Raise Guinea Fowl

Poultry
So you want to raise guinea fowl but don't know how? Continue reading. The Guinea Fowl, also called Pintadas, are interesting birds to breed. It can also provide eggs, meat, pest control, and alert birds. They also attract birds to have in the neighborhood. Whatever your reason for raising these birds, they will make a good addition to your farm. The guinea fowl is a practically unknown bird in Spain and in most European countries, except France and Italy, which are the two largest producers of guinea fowl meat in Europe and are responsible for 99 percent of one-day pintados that enter European farms. Graffiti was introduced to Europe for commercial purposes by the French to compete with game meat. They originate in West Central Africa south of the Sahara, and although they were alre...
How Long Do Fresh Eggs Last

How Long Do Fresh Eggs Last

Poultry
How long do fresh eggs last? This question seems simple but has no definite answer. Fresh eggs are inexpensive, natural, and highly nutritious food. There are so many ways to cook eggs, even for those who don’t have culinary skills; adding an egg to our favorite dish is a great way to get the protein the body needs. But how long do fresh eggs last before spoiling? If you are a person who lives alone, a box of eggs may stay in your refrigerator for a long time. Unfortunately, the packaged eggs we buy from the grocery store don’t last as long as other packaged foods. How long can fresh eggs last without refrigeration? Before considering how long fresh eggs will be kept out of the refrigerator, you must decide whether to wash them. Some people prefer to give them a quick clean after pick...
Glossary of Poultry-Related Terms (English-Tagalog)

Glossary of Poultry-Related Terms (English-Tagalog)

Poultry
This glossary of poultry-related terms is not complete and is being updated regularly. If you have something to add, please leave a comment below. A Abdomen – area between the keel and the pubic (hip) bones. Likurang bahagi ng ilalim ng manok sa pagitan ng mga paa at puwet. Air cell – the air space between the two shell membranes, usually at the large end of the egg. Parte ng itlog na walang laman. Albumen – the white of the egg. Puting bahagi ng itlog. Alektorophobia – the fear of chickens. Ang tawag sa takot sa manok o may Phobia sa manok. Anatomy – the structure systems of an animal (skeletal, muscular, digestive, etc.) Kabuuan ng mga parte ng katawan ng manok. APA – American Poultry Association Avian – pertaining to birds. Ang tawag sa lahat ng uri ng ibon kung saan...
Free Range, Cage-free, Organic, Pastured Chicken: What’s The Difference

Free Range, Cage-free, Organic, Pastured Chicken: What’s The Difference

Poultry
Have you heard something called "Pastured Chicken" here in the Philippines? Almost 99% of eggs sold in the Philippine market come from layers confined in battery cages. But as consumers become more aware of the living conditions of these birds in battery cages on large poultry farms, there is a growing demand for meat and eggs from chickens treated humanely. Chicken growers use several terms to call their flock, and sometimes, some of these terms are used to mislead the consumers. You will be presented with different labels when you shop for eggs in supermarkets like SM, Puregold, Robinsons, etc. There are “fresh farm organic eggs”, “cage-free”, free-range”, “premium fresh eggs”, and other terms. These terms are mainly used for marketing purposes. We all know that there are no fresh chi...
Ducks vs Chickens: Advantages of Raising Ducks over Chickens

Ducks vs Chickens: Advantages of Raising Ducks over Chickens

Poultry
Have you ever wondered which is better to raise: ducks or chickens? It is very common that in ranches and backyards, ducks and chickens are raised in parallel, many times in the same pen and others separately. Whatever the method, there are differences that make it easier to raise ducks over chickens. Ducks are often thought to be more difficult to raise than chickens since they require a large pond to muddy the entire pen and are larger birds. There is nothing more false than that. Ducks are smarter, neater, and have behavior that makes handling easier. So, below, we present a list of the advantages of handling them. Advantages of Ducks vs Chickens Behavior is one of the characteristics that differs the most when it comes to raising ducks. Unlike chickens, ducks are quieter, so i...
American Pygmy Goat Breed Profile

American Pygmy Goat Breed Profile

Livestock
The American Pygmy goat is a breed of achondroplastic goat and is the most famous goat breed as a pet. It is small, compact, and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the West African Dwarf group of breeds of West Africa. Between 1930 and 1960, animals of this type were imported to the United States for use either as zoo animals or for research; some were later kept and bred as companion animals and established as a breed in 1975. The pygmy may also be known as the Cameroon goat or African Pygmy. It is quite different and separate from the British Pygmy breed. The goats made a journey and occupied a minimum of space. As for the supply of spruce, what they gave was transferred to long sea voyages without problems, and for the team, they were the source of milk and m...
Alpine Goat Breed Profile

Alpine Goat Breed Profile

Livestock
The Alpine goat is a goat breed native to the Alps and one of the world's most famous goat breeds. It is medium in size and characterized by a suede coat. In addition, this breed is known for being an excellent milk carrier that establishes itself well for breeding. Artificial insemination plays a decisive role in this type of goat. This is the first French goat breed in number, with 140,000 goats in the milk register. Alpine Goat Physical Features The Alpine goat is a medium to large breed of domestic goat known for its excellent milking ability. They do not have fixed colors or markings (although some brands are discriminatory). They have horns, a straight profile, and erect ears. This breed originated in the French Alps. Mature specimens weigh around 61 kilograms (about 135 pounds)...
Chicken Feed Guide for Broilers and Layers

Chicken Feed Guide for Broilers and Layers

Poultry
Are you looking for the perfect chicken feed guide but can't find the right one? Continue reading. One of the most common questions is how much feed I need.  While many factors impact how much feed your chickens will need over the years, we have established the following guidelines based on years of experience. Although this chicken feeding schedule is designed primarily for Filipino farmers here in the Philippines, this is also applicable to chicken farmers in other countries as long as you have the feed equivalent of what we mentioned here. This chicken feed guide is divided into two parts. The first part is for broilers, and the second part is for layers. Layers and broilers consume different amounts of feed. Chicken Feed Guide for Broilers Starter Feed. After acquiring day-old ...
Raising Native Chickens for Profit

Raising Native Chickens for Profit

Poultry
Raising native chickens for profit is becoming one of the best alternative income-generating activities for many rural Filipinos. Due to the popularity of different types of chickens in the Philippines, you may think that raising native chickens is no longer fashionable. But the truth is, you can still make money by raising and breeding native chickens! You know, a lot of consumers are looking for native chicken for a variety of reasons. So, if you’re looking for a livelihood that doesn’t require high capital, why not raise native chickens? This article will discuss the basic information on proper poultry care. Come and learn how to take care of native chickens! Raising Native Chicken in the Philippines Some restaurants prefer to serve native chicken to their beloved customers bec...