Goat (kambing) Raising

Goat raising is now becoming a very lucrative business in the Philippines. Few years back a goat is called “a poor man’s cow” but nowadays a hybrid goat is the same price as a calf.

According to the book ” Types and Breeds of Farm Animals”by Dr. Valente Villegas, types of goat are classified as follows: Mohair type, milch type and chevon type.

Mohair types are goats which are primarily raised for its fleece, an example of which is the Angora breed.

Milch types are those breeds on which raised for their milk. Saanen is a breed from Switzerland that is well known for its milking ability.

Chevon type are those breeds which are for meat purposes like the boer.

Currently these are some of the well known breed in our country:

Anglo nubian
Philippine Native

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Free range chicken

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Free range chicken

In the past years commercial free range chicken production is making an impact in the market. Sasso and kabirs are the most popular breeds that are being raised.

One reason why it is becoming popular is because of the cost to produce. Compared to commercial broilers, free range chicken doesn’t relay heavily in commercial feeds. You just need an area and let them peck anything that they can in the ground. But of course, you still need to supplement them with corn, agri by-products etc…

Another reason is that some say these breeds are more resistant to disease compared to the 45 days broiler.

Best of all, the native taste of these chickens which add aroma and taste to any chicken recipe you could imagine.

The only drawback of the this chicken is their slower growth rate compared to commercial chicken. But overall, as long as you have the market, it is a profitable business to do.