Backyard Cattle Raising, Part 3 General Guide

General Guide for Cattle Farmers A. Selection of Feeder Stock Purchase feeder stock from reliable breeders or select good quality steers from the livestock market. B. Deworming and Spraying Have fecal examination conducted to determine proper drugs for deworming. Spray animals to control external parasites such as ticks, lice and flies. C. Disease Prevention Never

Backyard Cattle Raising, Part 2 Utilization

Utilization of Farm By-Products to Cattle Feed 1. Rice Straw – chopped rice straw can be fed to growing-fattening cattle up to 40% of the total ration. If baled or stacked and adequately protected from weather, rice straw can be used as additional source of energy anytime of the year when feed supply is short.

Backyard Cattle Raising, Part 1 Selecting Feeder Stock

Cattle fattening has gained prominence as an important business project of the livestock industry in the Philippines. It gives the farmer year-round work and provides him with extra income. He can make use of cheap, plentiful farm by-products such as corn stovers, rice straw, copra meal, rice bran and sugarcane tops, which ordinarily go to

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving a BIR Audit

In the Philippines, the taxpayer is deemed responsible for tax compliance and is expected to know which taxes should be paid, how and when to pay them, and by what means he can comply with the required reports. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) acts as the tax authority with the right to conduct tax

Growing Kamias and Its Many Uses

Kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi) is a mall tree growing 5 to 12 meters high. Leaves are pinnate, 20-60 cm long, with hairy rachis and leaflets. Leaflets are opposite, 10 to 17 pairs, oblong, 5 to 10 cm in length. Flowers, about 1.5 cm long, and slightly fragrant. Fruit, green and edible, about 4 cm long, subcylindric

Woodworking, A Small-Scale Business

Woodworking is the art of forming and shaping wood to make both useful and decorative objects. It is a skillful process which takes time and determination to master. However, if you can perfect the making of a product – a bowl, for example – you can sell it to make money. Running a successful woodworking