Philippines - Animal husbandry



Animal husbandry never has been important, meat consumption being very low. The carabao, or water buffalo, are the principal draft animals, particularly in the rice paddies; hogs are the chief meat animals (except in Muslim sections). The Philippines is self- sufficient in pork and poultry, but imports of beef and dairy products are still necessary. In 2001 there were 11 million hogs, 6.2 million goats, 3 million buffaloes, 2.5 million head of cattle, and 116 million chickens. Meat production in 2001 included (in thousands of tons): pork, 1,849; chicken, 741; beef from cattle, 183; beef from carabao, 72; and goat, 35. Dairy production totaled 11,000 tons from cows and 19,000 tons from carabao in 2001; and eggs, 445,000 tons. The livestock and poultry sectors each contribute about 13% to the total value of agricultural production. In 2001, exports of livestock, meat, and skins were valued at $6.8 million.

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Jun 23, 2010 @ 4:04 am
I am a college student taking up BS Agriculture. It was only recently that I learned about the status of animal husbandry in our nation.I could not believe it at first, for I came from a place where meat is being produced directly in our place.I just pray that the new administration shall do something about this situation.Thank you.
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Nov 7, 2010 @ 2:02 am
Tricia hope to connect you at any time im really interested in your report thanks Andrew!
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Jan 20, 2011 @ 12:00 am
which schools/universities that offers a great animal husbandry course here near Cebu?? pls reply to my email ^^ thanks all
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Jul 3, 2011 @ 1:01 am
in open university at Los Banos, Laguna, is there an animal husbandry course there? I prefer nyt shift or distant learning approach. Are there offers like that?
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Feb 9, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
IN OUR SCHOOL here in visayas state university animal husbanry is called bachelor of animal science . .

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