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Sometimes we refrain answering your questions when they are beyond our expertise, we are sorry if we are unable to answer your questions...........AGF

 
 
 
 
Name: Lou Relampagos
Question / Comment:
i'm looking for a purebred Anglo-Nubian buckling. can you ship goats to the Visayas region? thanks.
Response:
At present we are documenting 2 goats going to Davao. This will be our first shipment to the Visayas with complete documents. Blood test for CAE and Brucllosis is being done at PHEC. Blood was taken by personnel of the Provincial Vets office. If it pass the test it will be given a shipping permit.
 
Name: John Palma
Question / Comment:
Gud Day Sir Art, Tanong ko lng po kng papano makakarating dyan from Alabang kng PUV lng po ang sasakyan namin? Tnx! More power...
Response:
Take s bus going to San Pablo or Quezon and look for the Iglesia Cristo Church in Alaminos. Laguna. AGF is at the back of the church.
 
Name: pcidg
Question / Comment:
gud pm sir art,,tnong ko lng po kng paano mpbilis ang pagpapatubo s seeds ng indigofera at flemingia..tnx sir and more power
Response:
What we do is plant during the start of the rainy season in well prepared soil with composted goat manure. Do not plant it to deep just close to the ground covered with a little top soil. Just makesureto clear the weeds when they start to
grow.
 
Name: tina
Question / Comment:
sir art pwede ba ang manura ng baka gamitin sa compost mix with any wedges or ang cutting trees. paano ba magcompost at ilang mos.bago ready to used. ung lupa namin sa bukid wala na yata nutrients at balak ko i cultivate plant muna ng indogo, at mulberry. 2 hectares un at coconut lang ang tanim.tnx
Response:
3 months would be alright provided  shredded yung mga leaves and branches then mix with the cows manure. Put it under a shade. It would also help if you can turn it after a month or two.

 
Name: pcidg
Question / Comment:
gud pm sir,,ask ko lng po kng paano pagpunla ng indigofera,flemingia,at rensonii..kaylangan p po b na ilubog sa mainit n tubig ung mga seeds bago ilagay sa seed bed..tnx po
Response:
In transferring the seedling the best time to do it is during the wet season unless you ready to irrigate. No need to soak the seeds of indigofera in hot watter
 
Name: Ash
Question / Comment:
Hi, I want to check if you have any outlet in Makati for Goat Meat. Thanks, Ash
Response:
LandMark Supermarket, SM Supermarket, Cash And Carry Supermarket, Saturday Weekend Market at Salcedo and Picky Moms at Market Market at the Fort
 
Name: pcidg
Question / Comment:
gud pm sir art..tnong lng ako kung my mabibilan ng indigofer,mulberry, flemingia seeds d2 sa nueva ecija..tnx sir and more power
Response:
Try mo sa CLSU, look for Dr. Emilio  Cruz. They even conduct seminars for goat raising.
 
Name: Abby Maalindog
Question / Comment:
We just started making a move from drinking cow to goat milk. Do you sell goat milk in liter bottles? How much? How can we place an order?
Response:
Txt 09175001982 for more information where it is available
 
Name: monch cagalpin
Question / Comment:
do you sell napier grass cuttings and how much does it cost per piece? are you open on weekends and do you have visiting hours?
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm in the morning during working hours. We only sell seedling of indigofera and mulberry at Php 20 each. If you buy this seedling we can give 10 free cuttings of napier grass for every seedling that you  buy.
 
Name: Lorenzo de Vera
Question / Comment:
I went on holiday in Manila last 29th February up to 22 March 2012. During my stay in Makati, I tried to find Milk Star Goat's milk at SM Makati and Landmark Makati but to no avail. In addition, when we stayed at Soho Central in Shaw Blvd, I went to SM Megamall to check if they are selling Milk Star Goat's milk but unfortunately I did not find one. I asked one of the stock clerks and he told me that SM is not selling the goat's milk anymore. Is it true that SM does not sell Milk Star goat's milk anymore? Please advise where I could buy Milk Star goat's milk in Metro Manila. Thanks and regards, Lorenzo
Response:
Our outlets are now fully stock. Production is now back to normal as the milking season have begun. Production this year  is exceeding last year levels. Txt 0917 5001982 for delivery schedule to our outlets to get it fresh on the day of delivery.
 
Name: marc jayson gutlay
Question / Comment:
dear sir, kung mag order ako ng kambing at seedling sa inyo ng indigofera magkano po charge nyo s transportation kung s san fernando la union dadalhin?
Response:
Sorry pickup sa Alaminos, Laguna ang seedlings at kambing.
 
Name: MARC JAYSON M GUTLAY
Question / Comment:
i would like to buy some of your boer and anglo nubian goats but the problem is im in la union is there a way that you can transport it from there to here.if its possible how much would it cost for the transportation
Response:
Sorry all our sales are  pick up in our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. 
 
Name: Joseph Julaton
Question / Comment:
Every sunday po ba kayo sa Eton Centris? 2 consecutive weeks na po ako pumupunta, hindi makita booth nyo. I want to buy seeds of Indigofera. How many 20 grams pack of indigofera seeds do i need for a 1 hectar planting area? pwede ko ba intercrop ang napier grass sa indigofera? What is the ideal spacing for ipil ipil and malungay? Is it Ok to use the native malunggay and ipil ipil? or there is a special type of variety that yields more? Just started a month ago using native goats bought from nearby places in our province ( La union) 5 ofthem got sick and died, sabi ng nag aalaga sinipon daw. Do you have any suggestion on how to prevent it? What is the ideal time or month of the year to buy a buck from your farm considering our place ( La Union) is much hotter compare to Laguna. Ok ba after rainy season na lang? What do you suggest boer, anglo nubian or saanen buck? If we concentrate first on goat meat? Thank you, and please continue posting your studies, madami kayo natutulun
Response:
Indigofera is what we recommend strongly for goats to provide part of their nutritional requirement. We are at Centris every Sunday at the Milk Star booth from 6:00 Am to 11:00 Am.

Our website contains information about the Alaminos Salad Garden. You will learn a lot from our experiences.

Goat will adapt to condition provided they are well fed and have housing to protect them from the elements.

Buy a good purebred buck you will never go wrong it is your call.
 
Name: capt.democrito d. java
Question / Comment:
my brother learned a lot when he meet you,he is also an ofw but resigned for nothing,thank you,Art, ,,,,,,more POWER &GOD BLESS AGF PEOPLE
Response:
You are welcome.
 
Name: GEORG BENDER
Question / Comment:
HELLO GUYS, JUST WANTED TO CHECK WITH YOU WHERE YOU GOT YOUR PORTABLE CARELLO MiLKING MACHINE FROM. HOPE YOU COULD ALSO GIVE ME SOME ADVISE ON A DAIRY SETUP. WANT TO ARRANGE FOR A DAIRY PROJECT IN NEGROS. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. KIND REGARDS, GEORG BENDER
Response:
Our website will provide you a fair amount of ideas in milking goats in the tropics. You can call Gil Marquez and inquire about the carello protable milker at 09175808583 or try Neo Abalos. Sorry I don't
have his number. Google him at yahoo group  at goatraisers.
 
Name: vic. raul estanero
Question / Comment:
good day.. where can we buy planting material(seeds) of indigofera maraming salamat po...vic
Response:
If you are anywhere near Alaminos, Laguna you can visit our farm for your indigofera requirement.
 
Name: RT
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, my farm is very small and Im having difficulty getting enough grass to feed my animals. Lately, there's been some discussion on the yahoogoat group about green fodder hydroponics. Im interested in what your opinion is about this alternative. I believe you're in a good position to provide some comments based on your experience not only with goat feed nutrition but also in cattle feedlot. Thanks and more power! By the way, I read an article by Meat & Livestock Australia which seems to say that there really isnt any conclusive data to show any significant advantage in feeding sprouted cereal grains like barley (meaning 7-day old grass) vs. feeding it as is. My takeaway from the article is that parang same lang nutritional value nila, tinubigan mo lang yung seeds na naging grass kaya mukhang dumami, pero if you compute in dry matter basis mas umunti pa nga sa grass.
Response:
Sorry it is beyond my expertise, but one thing I can tell you planting indigofera even in a small space will overwhelm you with the sheer volume of herbage yields in 5 to 7 months time.
 
Name: cyril soriano
Question / Comment:
sir.Art magkano po ba ngayon ung anglo nubian buck ang doe???
Response:
Only bucks are available now, price range is from php 12,000 to php 20,000 for the  anglo bucks.
 
Name: raphael
Question / Comment:
Happy new year po sir Art...ask ko po sana kung ok lang po bang i-breed ang native doe kaagad sa pure boer buck?may tendency po bang hindi nya kayanin na ilabas ung kid? please answer po...thank you and more power
Response:
If you have selected well your native doe as breeders well I don't see any problem. But if no selection was made and a  small native does were bred you will have a problem. If you can find a 30 kilo native or upgraded doe you can breed them to a purebred Boer buck. Just make sure to record the breeding date so that during kidding time the doe can be observed and if it needs help, assistance can be made by the farm caretaker.
 
Name: Antoine De poorter
Question / Comment:
What is the translation of Indigofera tree in bisaya ((southern Philippines
Response:
Sorry don't have the Visayan translation for Indigofera.
 
Name: Art Almeda
Question / Comment:
We are sorry if we do not respond to queries about health issues, this is in difference to the more qualified veterinarians out there. We also avoid to answer question about financials. We hope you will understand.
 
Name: john raymund Ilagan
Question / Comment:
good day po, sir pwede po bng humingi ng mga tips kasi po ung mga anak ng goat ko nagiging pangit ung balahibo tapos hindi lumalaki in short bansot po siya pano po ba maiiwasan yong ganitong condition nila.... thank you so much in advance and merry christmas po sa inyong lahat AGF....
Response:
The fundamentals of nutrition states that goats needs enough nutrients to meet the basic requirement to survive and for growth. Thelast priority of excess nutrients is reproduction.
 
The Alaminos Salad Garden was designed to help meet the nutritional requirement of goats. The focus on the high protein Indigofera, mulberry, malunggay, ipil ipil, centroseam and napier grass. Reading more thorougly the Alaminos Salad Garden  section of the wensite would give you valuable insight on the importance of nutrition for growth, maintenance and reproduction.
 
 
Name: JM
Question / Comment:
Good day Sir Art! pwede nyo po ba ma share kung ano ang benefits or advantage sa Palm Kernel Cake para sa mga kambing? saan po makakabili nito at magkano po per kilo nito? maraming salamat po dahil natutulungan nyo po kaming mga maliliit na goat raiser. MORE POWER!!! advance Merry Christmas and a Happy new year...
Response:
Ang palm kernel cake ay galing sa Mindanao. It cost around Php 11 pesos per kilo. Kung wala kang makuhang palm kernel cake almost similar ang copra cake.
 
Name: ronnie diaz
Question / Comment:
pwede po bang makita at madalaw farm nyo para makita namin paano mag raise ng mga goats sa tamang paraan at makabili na rin ng mga goats kung magkaayos sa presyo? pakiemail na lang po ako sa sagot.
Response:
You are welcometo come for short  farm visit.
 
Name: apple tabios
Question / Comment:
Hi, My husband would like to start raising goats for cheese (for his restaurant, and for personal consumption). What would be a good breed to start with? Do you sell those? Thanks, Apple
Response:
Saanen and Anglo Nubian cross would be good breed to start with. Availabilty is a problem , at the moment stocks are not available.
 
Name: Jimmy
Question / Comment:
Hi po..Tanong ko lang po kung meron po bang Indigofera dito sa Cebu??Tnx..Best Regards to AGF.
Response:
You can try the National Dairy Authority in Cebu, they have a joint project in Ubay Stock Farm producing seeds of Indigofera.
 
Name: Veron Tanyag
Question / Comment:
IS THE MITRA LINE BUCK POSTED IN YOUR WALL STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE? I WANT TO PURCHASE IT AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MY MOM
Response:
Yes, the spotted Mitra Line buck  it is still available for Php 15,000 pesos.
 
Name: Norman Ramos
Question / Comment:
Christmas is around the corner. I am thinking of using local gourmet cheeses as part of our giveaways to friends. Cheeses that will complement our traditional pandesal. May I know if you produce cheeses from your farm's dairy supply? Looking forward to your prompt reply to my inquiry. Thank you.
Response:
Yes we do goat  cheese, please call Toti  Almeda at 0917 5001982, he handles our marketing.
 
Name: Willy Baring
Question / Comment:
Hi Sir Art, Good day to you. If I may recall in your earlier write ups, that pregnant and lactating does are being fed with concentrate approx 200 grms each at 6am and I presume your feeding ur gots 4x a day including the snack (he3x). And I read now that your feeding indigofera late in the afternoon. Is it fresh legumes (indigofera) or the sun or airdried indigofera? What specific time do you feed your goats with fresh legumes and indigofera? I am closely following your advise in feeding goats & thats what Im doing here in Leyte for my goats and Im hoping that by the time you already have the MDL in commercial volume, the FMD issue will finally resolve so that we can acquire your outstanding line of dairy goats.. More power to you and to all AGF team... Willy Baring
Response:
In the afternoon the goats are fed fresh cut indigofera from the Alaminos Salad Garden. The milking goats are fed concentarte 4X a day with the forage in between. Fresh clean water is always available to the lactating goats the whole day.
 
By next year, hopefully everything would be resolved and the MDL will be available in commercial numbers..
 
Name: Paulino Sanchez
Question / Comment:
good am. sir,pwedi po bang magtanong kc po taga alaminos city pangasinan po ako,nais ko pong bumili ng butong itatanim tulad ng indigofera,napier,malberi at iba pang pagkain ng kambing,san po ang pinakamalapit na mapagbibilhan ko.at ano pong mabisang gamot pag nagtatae ang kambing at kung ito ay mga payat.sana po matugunan nyo agad ang kahilingan ko....salamat po
Response:

We sell seeds and cuttings. Shipment can be through LBC padala, to give you an idea how much shipping will cost, a 4 kilo package will cost Php 435 pesos. Then you add the cost of the cuttings and the seeds.

 
Name: ryan atazan
Question / Comment:
Good Day Sir! Ask ko lang sana kung lifted na ba ang ban sa pag ship ng goat papunta mindanao? thanks and more power.
Response:
The ban has been lifted by will require several blood test and shipping permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry.We await the Administrative Order from the Department of Agriculture regarding the shipment of breeder ruminants from Luzon to the Visayas and Mindanao, to formalize everything.
 
Name: juanito velasco
Question / Comment:
Commercial Boer Buck are still available sir? do you sell indigofera trees i do have napier grass and ipil ipil my farm is in antipolo thank you
Response:

Yes Commercial Boer Buck available 8 to 10 months Php 15,000 pesos. Seedlings of Indigofera are available at Php 20 pesos each.

 
Name: tony
Question / Comment:
sir pwede ho b mgtanong ng tmang feed concentrate meron ho kming darak,trigo,palyat,mais,molasses.pwede nyo ho b aq mbigyan ng tmang measure ng bwat isa kpag pnagsma-sma q ang mga ito.tnx ho.
Response:
Please read this , it is very informative and this guided us in our feed formulation  Hope it helps.  http://www.alaminosgoatfarm.com/pages/articles/?pid=
 
 
 
Name: REVillanueva
Question / Comment:
good pm art, pwede bang ipa-kain ang dahon ng madre cacao sa kambing? wala bang masamang epekto? more power to agf and God bless...
Response:
Madre cacao...let me see kakuate ba ito, kung tama pwede siyang ipakain sa kambing. Kailangan lang turuan ang kambing kumain kung first time silang pakakainin nito
 
 
 
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Name: Efren Lim
Question / Comment:
I am planning to breed goat at my small farm, and make it as a business in the future. Do you train people who want to start this type of business? How do I go about it or what should I do to start the ball rolling? Many thanks
Response:
A lot of successful goat farms I've seen started frist developing their improved forage area. Doing something like our Alaminos Salad Garden would be a good starting if you are serious in pursuing goat raising as a business.
 
Name: charles manuel
Question / Comment:
pano po itanim ang florida napier?
Response:

Linising ang lupa na tataniman at pagkatapos tudlingan. Ibaon ang cuttings patagilid na nakalitaw kalahati ng cuttings. Mas mainam magtanim pag umuulan. Madali lang siyang sumibol.

 
Name: Rolando S. Bucu
Question / Comment:
Sir/ Madam I have read in your website on how you have develop goat farming and I find it very interesting. Im an OFW planning to stay for good in our home country. But never had experience in raising or background on animal farming. As an OFW how can we start on goat farming Where can we attend courses or seminars in farming. what and How much would be a starting capital to start. Thank you for your kind assistance. Sincerely Rolando S. Bucu rollysbucu@yahoo.com
Response:
Raising goats is serious business, when you start investing money in goats it will take at least 2 years to break even, if you do everything right you start making money on your third year. Please read our website
and you will learn a lot of insights in raising goats. Visiting successful farms and talking to the owners would give you valuable lessons. The rest I guess is up to you raising goats is a full time commitment if you want to make a living out of it.
 
I am sorry but I don't give financials, you have to learn it yourself by studying your requirements.
 
Name: Art Almeda
Question / Comment:
To our guest, we are sorry that sometimes we do not respond to your questions and if we dont it means it is not within our line of expertise. All the sharing that we do are based on our actual farm experiences in our long years of raising ruminants. We don't touch questions regarding financial matters although we keep on emphasizing that goat raising is a long gestating project,for the first two years do not expect to make money. You make your money on your third year if you do everything right. My father Rene and I share the task in answering your questions in this website. We also share the job in updating the content of our website.
Response:

For health matters we suggest you consult a good veterinarian. Having said this, there is a limit in what we can share. We beg for you indulgence if we sometimes  we are unable to answer your questions. Lets keep on raising goats.

 
Name: Fran
Question / Comment:
Good morning again Sir Art. We've been trying to contact you through your published mobile numbers but we received no reply. We are Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Part of our project is to provide goats for livelihood. I've personally texted you this morning and we hope for your reply ro confirm your address so that we can send you the bid documents. Thank you. -Fran
Response:
Got your message, yes our address is Barangay 2, Alaminos, Laguna.
 
Name: kenneth ejercito
Question / Comment:
gusto ko pong mag start ng business regarding goats,any idea kung how much ang initial investment for a 25heads?is it possible na maka visit sa place nyo po para may idea ako?thank you very much.
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. We don't do financials sorry.
 
Name: EMEL TANYAG
Question / Comment:
KAHIT BA HINDI AGRILINK AY AVAILABLE FOR SALE PA RIN ANG MULBERRY AT INDIGOFERA? HINDI AKO NAGKAROON NG CHANCE NA MAKAPUNTA SA WTC SA PASAY DAHIL AKO'Y TAGA BATANGAS PA AY PWEDE GANG BUMILI SA MISMO NA FARM NYO? AY SALAMAT HA? MABUHAY AGF!
Response:
Yes they are available in the farm, look for Felino our farm manager.
 
Name: Rafael Villanueva
Question / Comment:
gud pm art, i'm frm compostela valley province, i hav presently a boer doe n a anglo-nubian buck- both pure breed and i'm interested in buying a pure breed saanen buck n mitra line buck frm ur farm, 4 cross breed to native does 4 upgrading, how much it will cost to prepare travel documents? via-plane to davao city, is it allowed to travel? having imported goats as cargo?
Response:
Before when we made a study it will cost around Php 5,000 pesos per head but now they are planning to do five different blood test before issuing a shipping permit compared to one before (CAE testing). We will come out with a costing when the Bureau of Animal Industry comes out with a final guideline for shipment to Vis Min region..
 
Name: jm
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, are you feeding of malunggay in your pregnant doe? is it ok to feed them malunggay everyday? we had some of your give away Napier now, we bought some of your indigofera seeds last oct 6 in world trade... can I ask if what is the difference of this variety to our native Napier here in the Philippines? thanks and more power..!
Response:
Yes I don't see any problem feeding malunggay to preganat does.The florida napier grass has bigger leaves and would give you bigger volumes.
 
Name: Arnold
Question / Comment:
Goodday sir! I would like to inquire what planting materials for a salad garden are available from your farm. Are those grasses and legumes are also suitable for feeding to cows too? coz i have few that are fed with the common grasses available in the pasture and I planning to branch out in goat raising for its profitable prospective as a business. Thanks and more power.
Response:
At the moment because to the good response of goat raisers we are almost sold out. We are focusing on indigofera as our main tree legumes for our goats.It is very fast growing and produces the biggest volume of edible parts from the various legumes we have tried in our farm.
 
With regards  to cows you can always try to teach them to eat it.
 
Name: bong cabacungan
Question / Comment:
Why do we need to dry malunngay leaves as a food for goat? Do they like it when dried? I have small farm with 10 goats and planning to visit your farm in laguna to gather more technical advise and advices. Want to buy indigofera too. I'm an OFW. Thanks for your advise.
Response:
Air drying Malunggay leaves is for addition as feed ingredient for the dairy goats in a research work we are collaborating with the Bureau of Agricultural Research and Bureau of Animal Industry. Air drying it to 12% moisture results to longer shelf life. Mixing malunggay with the other ingredients and  pelletizing it after. We will obseve how it will improve milk yields in a controlled test when fed to dairy goats.
 
You are welcome to visit our farm and observe our goat operation.
 
Name: du
Question / Comment:
My 1 year old has asthma. Is it true that goats milk can help cure his asthma? Is it ok to let him drink goats milk at an early age?
Response:
You can always try, do it gradually. See and observe  the reaction of your one year old to goat's milk..
 
Name: Vicky Chu
Question / Comment:
Good morning. My kids age 5 and 3 are now drinking goats milk. We are going to Hongkong, and would like to ask if I can bring it there, with out a chiller. Or do I need to keep them cold? Thanks
Response:
If you want you can put your milk in the freezer and wrap it in newspaper before leaving for the airport or buy a small bag cooler and add some ice.
 
 
Name: Jonathan Caigas
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, Good day! meron po ba kayong alfalfa na tanim? kung meron man po, hindi po ba ito mahirap palaguin dito sa atin? kung wala naman po, bakit? This coming Agrilink 2011, makakabili po ba kami ng mga ibat-ibang pananim na galing sa salad garden nyo? Thank you, Jonathan
Response:
Alfalfa grows in temperate setting, so I guess it is out for a tropical country like the Philippines. We will be bringing Indigofera and mulberry seedlings at the 2011 Agri Link Show. They will be all for sale.
 
Name: edwin dumlao
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, You are right on the money about mulberry. We have acquired cuttings of hybrid mulberry from Pakistan. We intend to make this forage the main source of our feed in the future. Our goal is to produce about 10,000 cuttings in 2 years. The advantage of this hybrid mulberry is its thick and big leaves compared to the native variety. It is also very, very palatable. Studies have proven that mulberry can definitely be a substitute to the high cost of concentrates which is a major drag on profits. Moreover, mulberry has also been proven to increase milk production. Very promising indeed... How is your sericea lespedeza? Any prospect in the Philippines for artificial insemination as an alternative and a way to preserve the best genetics.... Until next time. Edwin
Response:
Thanks Edwin for the information about Mulberry, hope you do good in your undertaking and share your experiences about what you are doing to fellow goatraisers.
 
Artificial Insemination and a sperm bank to preserve genetics of outstanding lines that performs well in the tropics would be a good project. When you import semen, I would be interested with semen from ourstanding Anglo Nubian lines. I have a friend who is planning to bring an expert in Embryo Transfer from the United States to do it here and share his experience with our local practitioner.
 
Part of our advocacy that always gets us into serious discussion is that the island born goats would always outperform the imported goats for the simple reason of adaptability to the tropical condition in the Philippines. If you add adaptability in your selection index for your replacement breeders you develop a line that perform well in the tropics.
 
I am waiting for your feedback on sericea lespedeza on how it goes and thank you for the seeds you gave me.
 
Name: jerald avendano
Question / Comment:
pano po kung bi2li ko ng 1 pairs ng boer idi2liver nyo po yan? d2 po ko bataan...
Response:
You have to Pick it up in Alaminos, Laguna if you are going to buy a pair of Boer.
 
Name: Ali
Question / Comment:
Hi, I would like to try Indigofera at my Farm. Is it allowed to get this exported to Malaysia?
Response:
Ask your agricultural department and ifs allowed we can ship through fedex.
 
Name: Joel Lorenzo
Question / Comment:
Sir, do you sell indigofera seeds/seedlings? How much? Thanks and God bless.
Response:
20 grams sachet Php 40 pesos.
 
Name: VICTOR C. LEYCO
Question / Comment:
I've viewed pictures and goat prices you have featured in the internet. I just would like to ask a few questions since i'm interested in goat raising after my contract here in Saudi Arabia expires by next year. One of the questions i would like to ask is how many goat heads i have to start with when i intend to enter this kind of business? How much capital do i have to raise just in case i will pursue this kind of agri business that you do advertised. And how long will it take for me to be successful in field? And lastly what other commercial breed of goats do you sell that is not so expensive or is very affordable at a very reasonable price. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
Response:
Three years would be the ideal time to start making  money in goat raising, if you do everything right. Good genetics and good nutrition are the key to success in this kind of business. Produce what the market needs in your area because to make money marketing your product at a profit would be essential. I am sorry I don't give financials.
 
Starting with 20 ungraded does and a good purebred buck would be a good start. Our website contains all our experiences in raising goats, it would be a good guide for you just keep on reading. Good Luck.
 
Name: Oratile
Question / Comment:
Hello, I would love to start goat dairy milk production in Africa (Botswana). The conditions in Botswana are hot and dry therefore I would love to know the ideal breed of goats to keep. I would also love to know how much capital one needs to start up a goat milk production business,the cost of maintaining such a business, costs of machinery and the expected profit from the investment. I would really love to do this business as I think it will be of great success here in Botswana. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.
Response:
Our experience indicate that under tropical setting it is ideal to cross say a nubian with a Saanen. They have the advantage of heterosis or hybrid viguor. This results to better perfrmance under the hot and humid environment. Adaptabilty to the weather is a big issue in dairying goats in  the tropics.
 
Our website will provide you with  more information in raising goats in the tropics. I am sorry we do not provide financial details of our dairy operation.
 
Name: Jayvie Marcos
Question / Comment:
sir art gud day po...tanong ko lang ngayon po kcng tag ulan...nkakulong din po yung mga kambing namin...yung kinukuha po namin na pakain basa din...ok lang po ba na ibigay sa kanila kahit basa?
Response:
You can place the forage in a rack overnight and feed them the follwing morning.
 
Name: Jayvie Marcos
Question / Comment:
sir art gud day, kelan po ang agri link 2011 balak ko po sana mag put up ng goat farm...sa agri link po ba my mga seminar din na gaganapin...san po kung sakali ang susunod na agri link nyo. tnx po.
Response:
The 2011 Agri Link show is on October 6 to 8 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, corner Roxas Boulivard and Diosdado Macapagal Avenue. Visiting us at the outdoor section would provide you a lot of insights in raising goats.
 
Name: Willy Baring
Question / Comment:
Just asking if AMS cross is available for sale. If not now, when will be target date it is available commercially.... My best regards, Willy
Response:
Next year  by October 2012 hopefully, sometimes we make projection and the kidding season results to predominant male kids born. There are a lot of interested raisers waiting to get a hand of the AMS doelings. At  the Agri Link Show  on October 6, we will be display a few AMS cross doelings. If you have time see them during the show at the World Trade Center. The AMS doeling would be sold on a first come first serve basis at the show.
 
Name: anthony
Question / Comment:
gudmorning SIR. open po ba kayo sa monday,tuesday nxt week dated 29,30?. balak po kc namin mamasyal jan ng mga friends ko sa AGF. MAraming salamat po. more POWER
Response:
Yes come in the morning
 
Name: joan eiman
Question / Comment:
san po pwede bumili nang seeds nang indigifera dito central mindanao area. tnx po.
Response:

Sa Bansalan malapit sa Davao ...mayroon sa Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center.

 
Name: ruel
Question / Comment:
gud day AGF,, im ruel from bicol region..i would like to congratulate AGF for continuously sharing its experience and expertise to the public particularly to the all goatraisers and farmers..my questions are all about the salad garden: 1) what are the primary plants/grass that are necessary to plant? 2) what is the approximate volume of plants/grass that should be planted? let say the area is 1 hec. should indigofera occupy 50% of the area? mulberry 10% of the area..and so forth... 3)what proper distances or spacing should we observe when planting indigofera? mulberry?..and so forth... 4)when is the most appropriate time to harvest indigofera, mulberry, etc.? and how frequent should they be harvested and feed to the goats? thank you very much...
Response:

Napier grass is the main forage grass with Indigofera as the main legume. We are targeting 30 percent of our forage area to Indigofera. We plant Indigofera 60 centimeters between rows and 40 centimeters between tress. For more info visit   http://alaminosgoatfarm.com

 
Name: Angel Montano
Question / Comment:
Last May of this year I read from this forum that there will be a new ruling regarding the shippment of Boer Goat for breeding to other regions ( Visayas) I only log in to your website only now since. May I know about the new ruling? I would apprdeciate your immediate reply. Angel Montano
Response:
We have requested the Bureau of Animal Industry to come out with a written guideline regarding the shipment of breeder goats to the Visayas and Mindanao. They said that the legal department is already drawing the guidlines and would inform us when it is signed by the Director of BAI.
 
Once we get a copy of the approved guidelines we would post in our website.
 
Name: Moises C. Relevo
Question / Comment:
Sir, I am planning to establish a goat farm. As a beginner i am facing the common problem on how am I going to start my farm. I just want to inquire if you are offering seminar wherein I can gain enough idea on how to start a goat farm. Regards, Moises
Response:
Our website would provide you with valuable information in raising goats, these are based on our experiences. We don't provide seminaes at the moment but visitore are always welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. Starting a goat farm would require you to establish first a forage area.
 
Name: Willy Baring
Question / Comment:
Hi, AGF Family, Is there a possibility to buy a saanen male (for buck) from your farm? Hope the FMD issue will be lifted soonest because I am based in Leyte, Eastern Visayas. My best regards, Willy
Response:

Ther is no more restriction in shipping to the Visayas, we are just waiting for the guidelines in the issuance of shipping permit to ship breeder goats to the islands. Once we get the guidlines we will post it in our website.

 
Name: ariel dizon
Question / Comment:
hi AGF, nakarating po kami sa farm nyo lasy june cguro po mga 2nd week un. we took some indegofera seedlings. nkita kopo ung mga F3 anglo and F3 saanen bucks nyo at interesado po ako sa mga un, pero they are raised in full confinement. tanong ko lang po kung kaya poba nilang mag survive kung isasama lang sila sa pastulan kasama ng mga does? bka po kc ndi sila sanay sa sariling sikap lang karamihan ang kinakain at baka mamatay rin later on... tnx and more power po...
Response:
Goats will adapt to the condition in their new environment. At first they will have to adjust to the new environment as a raiser it is up to us to help them  coap up with the new environment. But definitely they will need a  shed to protect them from the elements if not  somewhere along the way you will have pay the consequences of the action.
 
Name: Frisco Consolacion
Question / Comment:
I would appreciate receiving announcements on scientific and technical presentations regarding goat milk and meat processing, and slaughtering. Thank you.
Response:
Our website chronicles all what we are doing and visiting it once in awhile will keep you updated.
 
Name: William Felix C. Barit
Question / Comment:
Greetings to you guys at AGF, Tanong ko lang po kung magiging available sa October Agrolink stand ng AGF ang mga seeds ng Indigofera at kung magkano po ang benta ninyo per pack ? Maraming salamat po at more power sa AGF. Regards, William
Response:
Yes they will available at AGF outdoor booth Agri Link Show in October. The 20 grams sachet is priced at Php 40 pesos. During Sunday we sell it at Centris Weekend market at Edsa corner Quezon Avenue.
 
Name: anthony
Question / Comment:
gusto ko po sanang magtanim sa 700 s/m, ang itatanim ko po ay indigofera,ipil at sentrocema.pano po yung pattern ng pag tatanim ko? gusto ko po sana pumunta jan sa farm nyo para magka idea sa salad garden kya lng po wala pa po ko ksama sa ngayun. maraming salamat po sir Art.
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm and see the Alaminos  salad garden at its best with the  abundant rains.
 
Name: zaldy g samar
Question / Comment:
sir, ask ko lang po kung pwedi po ba ang kambing sa parting nueva viscaya? salamat po \zaldy
Response:
Goats are very adaptable animals. The key is the have housing to protect them from the rains and the elements. Plant forage grass and legumes if you want to raise goats. Nutrition is one of the critical element of success in raising goats.
 
Name: june
Question / Comment:
sir magandang araw poh tanong ko lng po kung mag kano ang ang isang dumalagang kambing at lalaking kambing n boer. at bumibili rin ho ba kayo nang gatas nang kambing kung sakalis makapag produce na ako nito . may ilang kambing nrin ako pero maliliit ang lahi at mahina ang gatas . umaasa poh ako tugon ninyo maraming salamat po.
Response:
I am sorry if producing milk is your target the way to go is a Saanen buck or an Anglo Nubian. Boer will give you meat type goats not dairy. The bucks cost between 15 th to 25 thousand pesos. Sorry we do not buy
milk from the outside, we only use milk we produce at the moment.
 
Name: muralikumar
Question / Comment:
hai i have a goat farm in india. i would like to start a goat dairy farm . is it possible to supply goats to india. i am not sure about the regulations can u help me with that. i require kids so that it can suit to the conditions. i would like to buy around 10 animals. please help me with the import procedure with regards murali
Response:
I am sorry but at the moment we still don't have the numbers to supply dairy goats to our buyers. We are still increasing our numbers for our Milk Star fresh goat's milk production. In the future when we are ready
to do exports we will be more than willing to assist you. Thanks for your interest.
 
Name: Emily
Question / Comment:
Hi, Thanks for the good work you're doing. Kindly advise on where to get the goats milking machines? Regards, Emily
Response:
Try to call Gil Marquez at 0917 5808583. He supplied our milking machine. You can also try P &J enterprise in Pasig, sorry I don.t have their number. In Mindanao, Triple J Manufacturing, 0921 963 0016 Jacques Daqueri
 
Name: Rod Salazar
Question / Comment:
I am interested in setting up a goat farm and would like to know how it is being marketed. Who buys the goat meat and milk? We have a rolling terrain and close to the beach. I am thinking of building a confined area for about 100 heads. How long you have to wait until the garden salad is ready? Do you have contract growers? Thank you...
Response:
This is something you to have to find out yourself.You have to survey the areas  around your farm and find out who are the possible customers for your goats. If there are a lot of goat raisers, the possibility is for breeder production. Is it a goat meat eating region? then goat meat production. Selling goat milk is even harder because of its price you need to target the A B market as possible buyers. You need to do awareness campaign about the health benifits of goat's milk and availability.
 
Make sure of what the market needs and produce towards that direction. The salad garden would take you a year if you start during the wet season. Indigofera grow very fast and by the 5th month you can start to prune them from 120 centimers down to 80 centimeters.  You can cut and carry integofera every 30 to 45 days to feed your goats. You need to establish your salad garden first before buying your first goat. Our website http://alaminosgoatfarm.com   contains  valuable experiences where you can learn how to set up your own salad garden.
 
We don't have contract growers. Good Luck.
 
Name: anthony
Question / Comment:
sir could u plz tell me what are the legumes, that i will plant in my 7000 s/m. tnx for your reply.
Response:
Indigofera, mulberry, centrosema. Our main forage grass is napier and we have some signal grass in our pasture.
 
Name: marlon
Question / Comment:
good day po sainyo ....san po ba pedeng bumili ng diatomaceous earth we are from nueva ecija? Salamat po
Response:
The price of DE  per 50 kilo bag at Php 2,500. We sell it at Php 80 pesos per kilo.If you are interested every Sunady we are at Centris Sunday Market in Edsa corner Quezon Avenue. Let me know if you need it and I will bring it at Centris.
 
Name: Rouel M. Escalada
Question / Comment:
Is it a must that we have a large land area for a goat farm to be successful? Can't the goats be fully confined to their housing? How much area is needed to have a "vegetable salad" garden?
Response:

Yes goats can be raised successfully  in full confinement with the right nutrition. For a fully developed like  the Alaminos salad garden, we can feed 70 heads of goats per hectare cut and carry style. For this to happen you start first developing your own salad garden before buying your first goat. I'd say a year would be more than enough lead time to establish your own salad garden.

 
Name: Jun Constantino
Question / Comment:
Good morning po! Puwede po bang malaman yong process ng goat manure compost. How long do you keep the goat manure in storage before applying the compost to your fruit trees? I'm planning to set up a goat farm in San Antonio Zambales next year. Will your CBB survive the trip from Alaminos to Zambales if we transport the buck in the early morning? Also, do you know any goat breeders from Zambales? Thanks and more power!!
Response:
Composting can be done by placing goat manure and forage waste under a tree and cover  it with tarp or plastic to protect them from the rain. You can also use banana leaves to cover it. We also spray it with micro organism.
 
We have buyers as far as Ilocos and so far we havn't heard of any problem.
 
Name: anthony
Question / Comment:
sir art,pwde ko po ba ibyahe sa bUS yung boer buck na mailiit palang mula jan sa farm nyo hanggang sa Isabela.balak ko po kasing kumuha jan,wala po kasi akomg sasakyan, e sa Isabela pa po ako.
Response:
Kung may lugar sa bus na may ventilation we can put in a crate. Buyers would usually hire a jeep or L300.
 
Name: calvin emata
Question / Comment:
Where can i buy indigofera seeds? im in cdo city. thanks.
Response:
Try Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center in Bansalan.
 
Name: carpio
Question / Comment:
hi sir magandang araw sa inyo. may available na po ba kayo mga f2 f3 na saanen doe last years kasi nung nag inquire kami you reply na these 2011 mag umpisa na kayo mag release thanks nais ko lang po malaman ang price at kung meron na salamat muli
Response:
We sell them between 12 to 15 thousand each but stocks are very limited. Its on a first come first serve basis and we do not accept reservation.
 
Name: meynard adarlo
Question / Comment:
sir available po b un mga seeds kapag weekend market s centris?tnx po and good day
Response:
Yes, just let me know how many you need and we will bring it on Sunday at Centris.
 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
Sir ask ko lang kung ok ba ang 1 year old buck (upgraded) mag mate sa mga old females. Kasi pansin ko mas masipag kasi young pa. Tama po ba? tnx
Response:
Yes ok gamitin, mas agressive ang batang buck compared sa older buck.
 
Name: carlos hofilena
Question / Comment:
Good day!I'm interested to get into goat farming but I assume that I have to start off by providing a salad garden in preparation for this. For this reason, i would like to know what herbs are available in your salad garden and if your selling the seeds. If you do sell them, can you please provide me with the estimated price according to the available seeds that you have for sale that will serve as nourishment to enhance meat growth. If these seeds are not for sale, is there a way for you to assist me in identifying the herbs necessary for this purpose. Kindly give me a list of these herbs that I need to procure so I could go on farther into the goat farming business. Thank you. Carlos
Response:
Indigofera, mulberry, centrosema and napier grass. Email me for pricing.
 
Name: Nidoh Gen Regencia
Question / Comment:
Good day Alamaninos Goat Farm, Can we arrange a visit to your Farm? Will be in Manila August 17-21, 2011. Were from mindanao
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos. Come in the morning during weekdays.
 
Name: sam mirhan
Question / Comment:
good day sir.... tanong lang po kung saan makakabili nang signal grass seeds? pwede na po ba magship nang goat from luzon to visayas? thanks
Response:
Try mo sa Bureau of Animal Industry sa Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, look for Remy Acacio
at the Research Division or Jimmy.
 
Name: Benhur S. Villavicencio
Question / Comment:
Good day Sir , Plano ko po sana mag set up ng small goat farm. Gusto ko po makakuha ng sa inyo ng ideas /advices and in the future balak ko rin po sa inyo bumili ng starting bucks at does. Pwede po ba maka visit sa farm nyo dyan sa Alaminos? Kailangan pa po ba ang appointment or pwede po lang ba kami mag drop by kung sakali mag drive kami out of town. Kailan po ang sunod na Agri Link Show nyo sa World Trade Center? God Bless . More power to AGF. Thanks po . Best Regards. Ben
Response:
The Agri Link Show will start on October 6 to 8 at the world Trade Center. You are welcome to visit our farm during working hours.
 
Name: Veron Tanyag
Question / Comment:
Mr. Almeda ang saanen po ba ay laging available for sale?
Response:
The big demand for saanen dairy goats because of our success in milking them in Alaminos always result to problem of availability. Maybe next year supply will normalise.
 
Name: Roudy Serrano Agcol
Question / Comment:
I am an OFW who is about to retire 4-5 years from now, i am interested in goat farming, i learn goat raising from a friend and click google about goat raising in the philippines and discover your website. I am from Cabadbaran city, agusan del norte, northeastern mindanao, is goat raising suitable to our place since we only have two kinds of weather wet season and rainy season. Are there goat farmers in our place? who buys breeders from your farm? I went for my annual vacation last April and saw some backyard goats under the coconut trees. Please your kind reply would help me a lot. and im sure now what to do after being an OFW. Thanks a lot and mw best regards to all.
Response:
If you are serious in raising goats in the future let me advice you start early in planning to set up a salad garden like what we did  http://alaminosgoatfarm.com
 
With regards to the weather it could easily be address by building a goat house. Goats should have a place to stay to protect them from the elements.
 
Haven't sold anything to Agusan del Norte, but who knows what the future holds. I have hosted a couple of farm visits for government agency and farmers from Mindanao, a sort of Lakbay Aral program.
 
Name: karen sy
Question / Comment:
Is it ok to Feed more kakawati instead of Napier or other grasses. For example, we plan to feed our goats 60% Kakawati and 5% Ipil-Ipil and 35%Napier. Will there be a negative effect if i feed more legumes that grass? I read in a document from MBLRC that they are feeding upto 100% legumes to their goats. Thanks!
Response:
Are your goats on the range? Ours is in full confinement and we feed our foarge cut and carry style. If we have more legumes we will feed more of it to our goats. I am sorry but I have no experience in feeding kakawati. In one research I read in Vietnam, kakawati was successfuly fed to goats. If palatabilty is an issue with kakawati try to teach the young goats to eat while they are still young.
 
Name: Romeo S. Delavin
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, Looking forward to visit your farm soonest, if your busy schedule will allow us. We are planning to set up a goat farm in Ticao Island, Masbate. Our property is 15 hectares,rolling terrain with a beach front of around 200 meters. May we know what services you can offer to assist us in setting up the farm. Your most valued feedback would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm in  Alaminosand when you comelets talk about goats. I will show you our very successful Alaminos Salad Garden. If you like what you see lets talk business.
 
Name: Romy Comendador
Question / Comment:
Dear Mr. Art, I bought 5 heads Boer (1 mother with 2- 60 days old and 2- 11 moths old) in your farm last April this year, since then, I am giving only a Napier grass for their foods without any supporting goat feeds, is it enough or healthy for them what I am doing? Is it possible, the feeds of my hogs can be use also as their foods? Do I need to give them any vitamins as supplementary for their health? What specific vitamins please? Your advice is really very much appreciated. Thank you Mr. Comendador Brgy. Batas, Silang, Cavite
Response:
Yes it would be a good idea to give them a little hog feeds to supplement the napier grass they are eating. Nutrition is key to make goats productive. In feeding the bucks be conscious about the ratio of calcium phosporous ratio. The ideal ratio is 2:1, when the ratio is not met for bucks, they sometimes develop stone in the urethea. This could be fatal for bucks because the stone blocks the discharge of urine.
 
I would also advice you to plant legumes like indigofera to add to your feeding program. For breeders the only vitamins we inject is Vitamin ADE after weaning prior to breeding.
 
Name: Amsardi
Question / Comment:
Dear Mr. Art, I am gratefull having found your AGF website, and eager to know more about goat raising. For five moths now I took over a small goat pen with 40 heads in Medan, Indonesia, from a man, who sold his farm. I realize now, that the goats are getting old, and need replacement. Besides I want to extend my project on a five hectares land. Since you have a very good experience and knowledge in raising goats, I would like to have some advices from you. What kind of goat you can offer to me as a diary goat and meat goats. It is possible to buy the goats from you, and what is the cost including transport and handling to Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia? Thank you,
Response:
For dairy goats I would advice you to get a Saanen or an Anglo Nubian Buck. To produce meat type goats my advice is a Boer buck. If you notice my recommendation are all bucks and no females. My idea is from your existing herd you upgrade using the buck as a tool to reach your goal. This way you will not be investing to much money. Later on when you get the feel of the business when you have gained lots of experience in raising goats thats the time to invest more money. 
 
At the moment we only do local sales but in the future exports is part of our business plan.
 
Name: MEYNARD ADARLO
Question / Comment:
Sir art good am im an avid fan ng farm nyo. matgal n po ako sumusubaybay s inu. lagi ng tatanong tungkol s pag kakambing. meron n po akong mga natives n inahin. at un iba po e mga buntis ngaun. un buck ko po n saanen e naebenta ko n. ok po b n bumuli n ako ng bagong buck o hintayin ko n muna n manganak un mga inahin ko? at ok lng po b n gumamit ako ng F3 n boer? tnx po and god bless.............. one more po pwede po b ako magwalk in s farm nyo. visit lng po kahit weekend?
Response:
Yes it would be a good idea to buy a buck now so that it would be adapted to the new environment. I would always go for a purebred buck but an F3 will do. Using a purebred buck gives your breeding a sense of direction. Which at the end of the day results to success, breeding with direction thats the key word.
 
You are welcome to visit our farm during weekend our farm manager Felino will talk to you when you come.
 
Name: Cristita Lopez
Question / Comment:
Dear Sir, May I know if you allow farm visits and grant seminars while on farm visits? We will be coming from Cagayan de Oro City and will be interested to stay for a day or two in the farm. If you allow, how much will be the cost per person? Thank you. Sincerely, Cristita Lopez
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm for a two hours farm visit. If you come in the morning
I will walk you through our goat operation.
 
Name: Trixie
Question / Comment:
Do you have an idea where I can buy centrosema seeds in large volumes?
Response:
Bureau of Animal Industry Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. Research Division, look for Remy Acasio, She has
plenty of centrosema seeds.
 
Name: dante anabieza
Question / Comment:
ako po ay may kambingan,pag pasok pa lang po ng tag ulan ngayon ay 2 inahin na po ang namatay sa akin, simala january ng taong ito, 6 po ang namatay na anak ,suma total po siyam na sa taong ito,nitong huli po inuubo po tapos mga 3 days po patay na, bago po sila mamatay,umuongol po ,sa tao pa parang umiiyak sa sakit,parang sa obserbasyon ko masakit lang ang tiyan tapos may lagnat,sa loob po ng 4 yrs ngayong yr na ito lang nangyari,dati ang sakit na pinoproblema ko lang ay yong parang bulotong na tumutubo sa bunganga at paa, nawala na po yon ,nag alala lang po ako na baka maubos po alaga ko,naisip ko ko baka may peste na ang kanilang kulungan,baka kailangan ng bombahan ng pestisidyo, ang mga alaga ko po ay alpas lang po,nauwi lang po sa tanghali at hapon,nakagala po sila sa isang 70 hectars po na lugar na may bakod,kaso may kasama po silang kalabaw at baka na alpas din po,kung titingnan ko po wala naman pong bulate kc nga matataba naman sila, hingi lang po ako ng advice tungkol
Response:
I will advice you to consult a veterinarian with your problem. You need to have an expert see and assess what is causing your problem with your goats so you can make remidial action.
 
Name: Ronald Batucan
Question / Comment:
If i'm going to raise 50 level goats how many hectares of land needed for ind indigofera,napier and etc. to grow?
Response:
The forage grass and legumes to feed the 900 heads of goats cut and carry style comes from
a fully developed 6 hectares Alaminos Salad Garden. Another 6 hectares of napier grass 
centrosema combination is available for them. You can do the math from this figures on how
much area you need to develop for your pasture.
 
Name: bj
Question / Comment:
hello po, ask ko lang po kung magkanu po ang GOATS MILK yung mga prices po.. at kung pwede bumili directly sa inyo in alaminos because i'm just here in san pablo city laguna
Response:
We sell fresh pasteurized  Milk Star goat's milk in the farm at Alaminos every morning up to 11 am. The selling price per liter is Php 120 pesos.
 
Name: Arnuld Burguillos
Question / Comment:
Sir Art good day. Gusto kong magpasalamat at pinaunlakan mo ako na makapasyal diyan sa Farm mo last 15 May this year. Nagkaroon ako ng maraming idea about Goat during my visit there. Sa ngayon ay nakabalik na ako dito sa Jeddah KSA, pero nakapag-tanim na ako ng Napier Grass at yung Indigofera seeds na binili ko diyan. Nabanggit mo na hindi kaya ng Native if i-cross ko siya sa CCB Boer. Ang gusto ko kasi is to produce goat meat type only. My question is: Yun po bang Pure Anglonubian ok lang ba 'yun sa native goat namin na i-cross breed for meat purposes only. Again, thanks a lot and more power. Arnuld
Response:
Ideally if you ask me what I wll use for a native doe I would use  an Anglo Nubian
or Saanen Buck. Choose the native you will breed well. Do not breed the very
small native doe, choose the bigger ones at least 25 kilos. For the next generation
doelings you would produce from the upgrading , use a CBB buck. In doing this
you will be producing a very ast growing meat type goat that would be ready for
sale much earlier.
 
Plan your forage well, the indigofera and napier would do you well in providing
forage for your goats. Plant more .
 
Name: REYNALDO JALBUNA
Question / Comment:
sir art, ilang days po ang delivery ng CBB from alaminos to Tigbauan, Iloilo? via RORO ba yan?
Response:
If we were to do the shipping we would ship  through Cebu Pacific... Iloilo Airport.
Preliminary costing of freight, handling, paper works and crate is around Php 5,000
pesos per head.
 
Name: rommel bulaon
Question / Comment:
gud day! first,balak ko pong mag breed ng goat d2 sa bulacan,mag start po sana ko sa isang buck at 10 native doe. ano po bang buck ang maganda for meet? and kung meron po kayong availble at kung mag kano. second is ung housing. meron po kasi kong dating pigery at ung sana balak kong gawing house for the goat. ung iba ko pong tanong suguro eh pag kumuha n ako ng buck sa inyo. mga ilang oras po b ang biyahe jan sa farm nyo mula dito sa san ildefonso bulacan? maraming salamat po. god bless!!!
Response:
A commercial boer buck will cost you php 15.000 pesos while a purebred Anglo
nubian buck cost Php 20,000 pesos. Its your choice a boer or an anglo nubian buck.
Alaminos is about 2 and a half to three hours dive from Bulacan. Pagpunta mo sa
farm lets talk about goats.
 
Name: Floyd Dizon
Question / Comment:
hi sir art... good day po... ask ko lang po kung pwede po bang i line-breeding ang mga goats for them to have a pure breed. mother to son, great son, great graet son? then freshen up their line after to imfuse the bloodline and to freshen up the line? pls do advise for me to know... thank u so much for the tip again sir art... god bless you... =)
Response:
Line breeding for oustanding goats would be great, but you need a lot of patience
in selection.For line breeding to be successful selection should be very strict, only
the best should be selected.
 
If you have the experience then do it but if you are only starting in raising goats you
are better offbuying from established breeder unrelated purebred goats to breed.
 
Buying from established breeders carries with it the long years they have put in
selecting from their best breeders to breed. Any improvement from the breeding 
program of the breeder where get your stocks, you will also experience in your farm.
The key is in choosing a reliable breeder where you will get your stocks.
 
Name: Ronald Batucan
Question / Comment:
may i know how much the shipping ang handling cost to cebu?
Response:
Shipping, handling and documentation will cost around Php 5,000 pesos.
 
Name: Ronald Batucan
Question / Comment:
do we need to bath goats for better production?
Response:
We give our goats a bath when they have external parasite. We use shampoo that takes the external parasite out.
 
Name: karen sy
Question / Comment:
When the female goat gives birth do you milk them right away or do you wait for a certain number of days/weeks/months before you start milking them? Also, when do you breed them again and do you stop milking them after they are bred?
Response:
At the moment with the need for more dairy goats as replacement we are leaving the kids with the dam for 60 days. After weaning ,that is the time we start to milk the dairy goats. The ideal time to breed them is 7 months after kidding. We continue to milk them until 60 days before the next kidding date.
 
Name: Angel Montano
Question / Comment:
I have reading about your goat farm operation and I am in the preparation stage of my project to go into goat farming in one of the Islands in the province of Cebu. I am very impressed with the rapid progress of your operation in goat meat and milk production. I am in the stage of planting the forage for the goat. I have ipil-ipil, madri-de Cacao, napier grass,and other grass native to Cebu. Can you tell me what is the local name of the indegofera? and what other shrubs, trees, or grass that I need to plant. Secondly, Can I buy from you my foundation stock of the full blooded boer goats. Are there restrictions in place for transporting from Luzon to the Cebu? Your kiind reply will be very much appreciated. Angel Montano
Response:
In the many years we are promoting goat raising we always tell the players to start preparing an improved pasture first before buying the goats. We have seen a very successful goat farm which prepared their pasture for one and one half before buying their first goats from us.
 
All these points to nutrition as a factor for success in goat raising. Goats being ruminants requires forage grass and legumes. The more available forages and legumes you have the more cost efficient your operation becomes. I don't have the  local name for indigofera.
 
Shipping of breeder goats will be possible in the coming months. We are awaiting the guidelines from the Bureau of Animal Industry. The whole Philippines is now FMD free without vaccination which means there is no longer a ban in shipping breeder goats to the island from Luzon.
 
You can inquire from the Bureau of Animal Industry, Reseacrh Divisionyou can  in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City and look for Remy Acacio or Jimmy. They are the experts in local forages and legumes in the Philippines, seeds are available in their office.
 
Name: Roy Rivas
Question / Comment:
Good day to you sir Art. Have some questions: 1. What is the shelf life of your Milk Star goat milk? 2. Is your goat milk 100% pure? I remember when I was a kid in our small farm, that we need to add some water to our fresh cow's milk and then boil it, kasi pag puro, nakakasira ng tiyan. I don't know if cow's milk is too strong that makes your stomach crumble when taking it 100% pure. Do you add small amount of water to your milk to make it milder at least? 3. What is the future of the Saanen when she gets older and could not be milk productive anymore? Can she still be sold for butcher? or just make her a sausage. I mean, how do you discard an old, less productive Saanen? 4. When you say 100% Full-blood Boer, does this have a certificate as well? I am so inspired by your goat farm that I consider goat farming as my retirement job as an OFW. I want to start a farm in Pangasinan earlier to make it ready soon as I retire. Thank you for your time. Regards from West Afri
Response:
Alaminos Goat's Milk is 100% pure goat's milk without additive. It is pasteurirized in bottle at 63 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes. It will last 7 days in the chiller. We sell our saanen culls to the butcher.A full blood boer means no upgrading was done, their original lines comes from South Africa. The original Boer we imported from Australia has pedigree papers. Those that were born in the Philippines have complete records in Alaminos Goat Farm. I guess you have to trust us with the records we will give you regarding the pedigree of the Boers we sell.
 
If you are serious in going to goat raising let me advice you to start first by developing your pasture area, Plant as many forage grass as you can and don't forget to plant Indigofera as your source of digestible protein. It will take you at least  year to a year and a half to established an improved pasture if you start planting during the start of the rainy season. Don't rush buying your stock focus an establishing your pasture area first.
 
Name: Marcelo Paras
Question / Comment:
Gandang araw sir Art,ask ko lang sana kung bukod s INDIGOFERA anu-ano pa ang name ng iba pang FORAGE GRASS n gusto2 kainin ng kambing.Pinapupunta ko kc ang pamangkin ko s BAI pra bumili ng mga buto.Tulad ng mga nababasa ko s mga comments at suggestions mo, gusto ko sanang magtanim ng mga Forage Grass bago ako bumili ng aalagaan kong kambing.D2 kc ako now s Italy at madalas ko mabasa dito n unahin muna ang pagtatanim bago bumili ng palahiang kambing.Maraming salamat
Response:
Palatability of forage grass and legumes is an issue for goat raisers. In Alaminos we  teach our goats when they are still kids with their dam to eat the available forages and legumes in our farm if palatability. is an issue Ask Jimmy or Remy Acacio about the different forage grass and legumes available at BAI. Both of them are forage experts of BAI.
 
Name: Marcelo Paras
Question / Comment:
Magandang araw sir Art, ask ko lang sana n bukod s Indigofera, anu-ano p ang name pwede itanim n pagkain ng kambing n mabibili s BAI.Balak ko kc papuntahin ang pamangkin ko doon pra magpabili at magpatanim n muna bago ako bumili s inyo ng mga stocks ko.Dito po kc ako now s Italy at balak ko sana mag-alaga o mag-paalaga habang wala ako jan s Pinas.Salamat po
Response:
When we started in Alaminos we planted a lot of napier grass and when it was established we bought centrosema from BAI. Ipilipil will also be be okay. Tanong ka na lang doon and if you are lucky they sometimes give away some free seeds. Bai Research Division look for Jimmy or Remy Acacio. Tanong ka rin ng forage grass na available.
 
Name: gary molina
Question / Comment:
magandang araw po! interesado po ako n mag alaga ng kambing at nakita ko po na mukhang maganda ang profit at hindi ganun ka kumplikado. meron po ako around 6 hectares n lupa s tablas, romblon na bulubundukin. mag papabakod po ako na ang gamit ay madre cacao n kahoy na pag binaon mo s lupa ay malaki ang tsansa n tumubo at magiging punong kahoy. sa 1 hectare po na lupa ay ilan heads ng kambing ang pwede mamalagi? paano po b preparation ng lupa? at kailangan b patag talaga yung location ng lupa mo? Pwede po b ninyo ako i guide kung papaano ang preparation ng lupa? para masimulan ko na. sa kasalukuyan ay wala po ako sa pilipinas at ako po ay OFW dito s Qatar. Kaya ko gusto makakuha ng mga payo para mapasumulan ko ung pag prepare dun sa lupa na ang mag aasikaso ay ang aking asawa.
Response:
Habang wala ka pa sa Pinas sabihin mo sa asawa mo ay magpatanim ng mga pagkain ng kambing ngayong tag ulan. Indigofera ay napakadaling itanim subukan mo ito. Puede din ang indigofera perimeter fence medyo hawig din siya sa madre cacao. Seeds ang itanatanim namin. Kailangang araruhin ang lupa para malinis ang mga damo at mapino ang lupa. Kung may kalabaw yun ang magaling pamg araro ng lupa .
 
Name: dereck james
Question / Comment:
sir, good day..if ill buy cbb, how will u arrange the shipment.. im from dumaguete city, neg. or. tnx
Response:
By June everything will be clearer with regards to the shipping of breeder goats to the Visayas. Once the government gives the go signal we will come up with something with regards to trouble free shipment
of breeder goats to the islands.
 
Name: karen sy
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, How much concentrate do you feed your Bucks and Lactating Does? Also, do you have a different formula/ingredients for the lactating Does? Thank you. Karen
Response:
For the buck we give 600 grams to 800 grams, for the lactatting doe 800 grams to 1 kilo. Be careful in the calcium phosporous ratio for the buck feeds, it should be 2:1 ratio. If the ratio is not followed the buck will sometimes have stones in the urethea which results to problem in urinating. It can fatal.
 
Name: matteo camacho
Question / Comment:
sir magandang araw po.dun po sa pagtatanim ng indigofera seeds,gaano po kalalim yung butas na pagtamnan?or tabunan nlang dahil sa maliliit nman ung mga seeds.pwede ba cya itanim sa area na medyo stiff yung terrain?
Response:
Mababaw lang , puede rin siya sa stiff na terrain. Magandang  malinis ang lupang tataniman para walang kalaban ang indigo sa pag sibol niya. Ihanda mo ang lupa and start planting during the wet season starts.
At 5 months when the indigofera are about 120 centimeters in height it is a good idea to prune them at
80 to 100 centimeters.
 
Name: REYNALDO C. JALBUNA
Question / Comment:
i was surprised that i found your website on goat farming/raising and i am very willing to raise also due to availability of our resources (land and plants)... but in raising goats, i am afraid of my target market for meat production here in Tigbauan, Iloilo. pag marami na ang mga kambing ko, hindi ko alam kung saan ito ibenta?
Response:
That is one important issue you must address market if you are to go into goat raising. Visit goat farm in operation around your area and find out where their market is. Manila is a big market for goats from the Visayas and there are traders who brings the goats to Manila. If you cna find them you will have no problem marketing goats. Production are always geared toward Christmas and New Year when there is a big demand for goats in Metro Manila. The only problem with traders is they pay a lower price than market.
 
Try to look for a restaurant selling kaldereta kambing and papaitan, they are a very good market. Imagine if they need one goat a day that is 365 goats a year, you will have a hard time supplying that  volume. Hope it helps.
 
Name: REYNALDO C. JALBUNA
Question / Comment:
sir art, sir ask ko lang po kung bibili ako ng boer buck sa inyo, nag si-ship po ba kayo ng goat? Sa Bantud, Tigbauan, Iloilo po ako.... as a buyer, may mga requirements po ba ako na icomply bago makabili sa inyo via shipment?
Response:
There is still a ban in shipping breeder goats to the Visayas but hopefully before the end of
the month the ban would be lifted. Lets talk in June when everything is clear and the
guidelines are set Department of Agriculture.
 
Name: Jack Perez
Question / Comment:
Hi may i have an idea if how to buy mulberry seeds as well as indigofera seeds and other kind of seeds to plant to feed goats. May i know if how much will it cost and if it's possible for you to send it to my sister since am not currently living in the Philippines. Please advise me if how to make a payment for it. The land is already ready for planting and just waiting for your advise. I just started raising goats and still searching if what's the best food to feed them and any ideas or techniques of how to plant certain kind of seeds. My brother in law is going to visit you in your farm soon. Hoping to hear from you soon. God bless. Truly yours, Jack Perez
Response:
Mulberry cuttings and seeds of indigofera are available in the farm. Indigofera is very easy
 to plant.Prepare the land and clear the weeds. Wait for the rainy season, we plant them
40 centimeters betweentrees and 80 centimeters between rows. Moisture of the soil is
crucial up to the time thetyare established say two to three months. When they are about
120 centimeters high we prune them for the first time to 80 centimeters, that would be
about 5 months. It would also be  agood idea to spread composted goat manure in your
pasture area.
 
Name: Veron Tanyag
Question / Comment:
Ano pong klase ng breed ang pwede pong ihalo sa mga upgraded nubian na meron po kani sa farm sa batangas? lagi po bang available ang CBBs nyo makakadaan ho kasi kami dyan ng mga 3rd week of may
Response:
Yes young CBB are available, they would be good to breed upgraded Anglo Nubians.
 
Name: du
Question / Comment:
Goat Greetings! Do you sell some forages or seeds? I have native goats but I want to feed them quality indogefera or other forages. I asked the Provincial Agriculture Office here in Laguna but they don't have seeds of such plants. Do you sell seeds? thanks.
Response:
Visit us in Alaminos, I can sell you  some seeds of indigofera.
 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
its so very interesting sir art about your information about goat raising my other question po kung meron po kayong available seeds my mulberry anf how much per kilo. im very much interested to plant all forage species that are needed by the goats.Im from bicol region province of albay municipality of libon.
Response:
Cuttings ang ginamit namin na pang tanim galing sa Bicol. I am not sure kung where exactly in Bicol because bigay lang ng kaibigan ko. But I am sure na galing siya sa isang government station that is doing a silkworm project. They feed the leaves to the silkworm and throw away the cuttings. Yun ang ibinigay ng friend ko na tinanim namin.
 
If you are in Manila visit the Bureau of Animal Industry, Research Division in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City and look for Remy Acasio. They have a forage seeds and seedling of mulberry. Namimigay din sila ng libreng buto.
 
Name: Bert
Question / Comment:
Hi! Sir Art, ask ko lang po kung after cutting your grass and legumes, is it directly feed to your goat? is it ok na pakain ang bagong cuttings kahit basa ng ulan? what's the effect if ever? MARAMING SALAMAT AND MORE POWER..!
Response:

The effect of feeding forage after the rain is they tend to eat less because of the high moisture content. Parang madali silang mabusog. When we are in a hurry and behind schedule yes we feed the forage straight  after cutting. The forage for morning feeding are cut the day before in the afternoon.

 
Name: Jonathan Eslabra
Question / Comment:
Sir, In regards po dun sa house to house na pagbebenta ng goat milk. Yan po ba e parang un may kariton, un katulad ng Yakult style ba, mas maganda po siguro un instead na talagang direct mong customer na everyday may supply. Alam nyo naman sa atin medyo mahirap ang buhay..Tsaka mas maganda din kung malapitan nyo un mga mayors sa mga city..then you can make a cheaper costing nyo sa milk para naman sa feeding program ng mga public school pupils. Alam ko may mga project na ganyan ang mga local government, kahit po ba once a week lang di ba maganda dun gatas ng kambing.. Anyways suggestion lang naman po..I really admire the things that you have done on your farm, especially sa age nyo. Pangarap ko talaga yan kaso di ko magawa dahil kailngang mag work para sa pamilya dito sa Saudi. Sana lumago pa ang business mo at madami kang matulungang tao..
 
Name: ariel dizon
Question / Comment:
Hi AGF, i was able to get some mulberry seedlings from remy in QC couple of days ago. but unfortunately indigofera wasnt available. tanong ko lang kung pwede ako makakuha ng indigofera sedlings from your farm somewhere in june? para maitanim narin sa tag ulan. thanks a lot for extending your hand to us new comer. more power.
 
Name: ryanne natividad
Question / Comment:
sir... kung bibili po ba ako ng CBB's pwede po bang ipadeliver sa bandang dau? cod po ang gusto ko sana. wala po kase ako sa pilipinas kaya d ko maasikaso eh. yung taga alaga ko po ang makikipag coordinate kung sakali. will send you the details after your reply regards ryanne
Response:

All our sales are pickup in our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. I would not advice you to buy goats you have not seen.

 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
gud day and advance hapi easter sir art, kung maglalagay po ako ng betadine sa goat pang cure sa orf. it can be pure betadine or haluan ko ng konting water.tnx
Response:
Orf once it hits your goat will run its natural course, it is a virus, betadine does not cure orf, it can only prevent secondary infection.
 
Name: Ali
Question / Comment:
Hi, I am running a sheep and goat farm in India and currently working from Singapore. I am a regular visitor to your Web site to read your articles. I like your salad garden varities. I would like to buy seeds of Indigofera from you. Is it possible to help me? I would like to try in Once Acre first. Please send me your mobile number to my mail, so that we can discuss on this.
Response:

Can you give me the exact address where the seeds will be shipped, I will inquire from Fedex how much it would cost to send it.

 
Name: Jeff Uy
Question / Comment:
Good day! I am planning to buy a goat in your farm but I would like to know if you can ship your goats here in Bohol? Thank you and have a nice day.
Response:
By January next year we expect to start shipping nationwide. We await the guidelines from government regarding the issuance of shipping permit.
 
Name: Willy Baring
Question / Comment:
just checking your latest updates on goat raising
Response:
We continue to update the site with more of our daily experiences in the farm.
 
Name: julie ann bago
Question / Comment:
Good day to you.. gusto ko lang po sana magtanong about sa pag-aalaga ng kambing, may 3 akong alagang kambing. para saan po ba ang asin at ano po ba ang gamit nito sa kambing? ok lang po ba na direkta sa semento ang higaan nila o dapat ay lagyan ko p ito ng damo para mahigaan nila? sana po ay masagot nyo ang ilang katanungan ko. Maraming salamat po. have a nice day ahead. Godbless us.
Response:
W add salt to improve palatability. As long as the cement flooring is dry I don't see anything wrong about it. I put carbonized rice hull on our cement flooring to absorb the urine as bedding. Puede din ang kusot as beddings.
 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
sir art ok po ba ang flamengia na pagkain sa mga kambing.
Response:
Yes you can feed flemengia to your goats.
 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
gud day sir art, i have another question to you. if i will outplant the indigofera seedlings were it will be suited? is it in shaded areas of exposed to sunlight.thnx.....
Response:
The key would be the moisture of the soil, during the rainy season we plant directly to the soil under the sun. If we plant it during the summer months we make sure we irrigate it regularly until they are establish.
 
Name: ariel dizon
Question / Comment:
hi AGF, i am starting a goat farm of my own here in pampanga and i find your site very informative and helpfull. as i read your articles base on your experience, evidence based as they say. you need to plant different kinds of grass and leaves. as of now i have ipil ipil, malungay and napier gras and i am looking for mulberry and indigofera seedlings. i need some help and assistance. thanks and more power... sincerly, ariel dizon
Response:
Try Remy Acasio at Bureau of Animal Industry , Research Division, in Visayas Ave. Quezon, City . Try to reach her at 02 9204640
 
Name: Mark Angelo O. Reyes
Question / Comment:
We are interested in Buying Your Boer Goats, I would Like to See them Personally, Can You Give Me Your Exact Address at Alaminos Laguna
Response:
Alaminos Goat Farm, Maharlika Highway
At the Back of Iglesia Ni Cristo Church
Alaminos, Laguna
 
How to get to Alaminos Goat Farm

 
It should take you an hour and a half from Makati, around 70 kilometers.

1. Take the South Superhighway. Exit at Lucena/Batangas Exit.
2. Drive straight down the highway towards Batangas, passed the Makiling Conference Center, St James Academy and the Yakult factory (all on your right side). Upon reaching the Batangas junction, turn left, passing Junction Inn and the Laurel statue, towards Sto. Tomas.
3. Drive passed Jollibee, Rose & Grace Bulaluhan and the Pamilihang Bayan. After a few meters, you will reach the Batangas intersection, with an Isuzu Truck showroom across. Turn left towards San Pablo City and YKK factory.
4. Drive straight towards Alaminos. Before reaching the town proper of Alaminos you will see the Iglesia ni Cristo Church and Church of Latter Day Saints in your left, turn left on the street between the two churches, Alaminos Goat Farm gate is at the end of the street at the back of Iglesia ni Cristo Church.
 
 
 
 
 
Name: Brian Quinones
Question / Comment:
I am planning to have my own goat farm in the future. Can I have your detailed price for goat (native and hybreed)
Response:

ALAMINOS GOAT FARM  

Back of Iglesia ni Cristo Alaminos, Laguna  

Mobile 0917 5004294  

Website: www.alaminosgoatfarm.com  

 

2011  Price  List
April 1,  2011
  
                                                     
       Commercial Boer Buck (CBB) ====Php 15.000.00
 
              Fullblood Boer Does ***          Php 30,000.00
              Fullblood Boer Bred Does***   Php 31,500.00
              Fullblood Boer Pregnant***     Php 35,000.00
                   *** ===================Less 20%
      
              Fullblood Boer with single kid    Php 40,000.00
              Fullblood Boer with twin kids     Php 45,000.00
                 
            
 
              MITRA LINE Bucks    =======     Php 20,000.00
              Pure ANGLONUBIAN  Bucks ==     Php 25,000.00
              F3  AngloNubian Bucks =====     Php 15,000.00
 
              Pure Saanen Buck  =====           Php 25,000.00
              Saanen F4 Buck ====                 Php 20,000.00
              Saanen F3  Buck====                 Php 15,000.00

 

 
Name: geri
Question / Comment:
hello sir art magkano ang indigofera seedlings?at anong ginagamit mo pag dehorn ng iyong mga does
Response:
Suplete ( blow torch) and suldador, you can buy this from hardware stores. We sell the seedling at Php 20 pesos each.
 
Name: ronan brotonel
Question / Comment:
sir magandang araw po, gusto ko pong mag-alaga nang kambing at nakita ko po ung boer buck ninyo, ok lang po ba na cross ko eto sa native at ano po ang resulta nang breed maraming salamat po.
Response:
Yes using a purebred buck with your natives doe will result to a bigger and faster growing kids. This goes with the requirement to select the bigger native does for breeding to the purebred buck. 25 kilos up native doe would be ideal.
 
Name: Brian Qunones
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, hindi po ba ginagmait ng mga kambing yung mga sungay nila sa pakikipag away? mukhang delikado po kasi kung titingnan ko.
Response:
Yes they use it in fighting. For the bucks we do not dehorn because hormones are release from the buck's horn that trigger the doe to go into heat.
 
Name: Norman Solis
Question / Comment:
Norman Solis Solace Farm Taal, Batangas do you still have available Boer bucklings? i plan to upgrade my buck. i don't consider buying ready to breed buck because 30K is out of my league. though if you have bargain bucks(culls) i'll consider it(my budget is P15K). another question: a few of my kids and a calf ingested sand, now it looks sickly and pot bellied. how do i deal with these? that's all. thank you.
Response:

Boer bucks prices starts at Php 15,000 pesos. Pot bellied goats are sign of poor nutrition. You have to consult a vet for your other problems.

 
Name: Ronan Catibog
Question / Comment:
ask ko lang po kung available ung mga major grass para sa boer, (i dont have any idea for any kind of grass for goat raising), i have 500 square meter lot area at gusto ko mag set-up nang mini garden before ako bumili nang stock. thank you, rc_brotonel
Response:
Yes napier grass is available in our farm. I can give you some  free cuttings provided you bring somebody to cut it.
 
Name: Romeo E. Comendador
Question / Comment:
March 31, 2011 TO : Mr. Art Almeda Alaminos Goat Farm Alaminos, Laguna From : Romeo E. Comendador #7 M. Fernandez St., BF Resort Village, Las Pinas City Farm Address : Brgy. Batas, Silang Cavite Re : Guidelines Needed for Newly Goat Raiser Dear Mr. Art, I am scheduled this coming Sunday, April 03, 2011, to go on your goat farm to buy 1 Barako & 3 babae para inahin for my initial experimental purpose. Right now, I have a small piggery farm located in Batas, Silang, Cavite. I am very interested to have goat farm too for meat business in the near future. If possible, can you answer please some of my questions below as my basic guidelines and if possible also can you give me some brochures or any reading guideline materials for my reference? A) GUIDE PARA INAHIN 1. ILAN MONTHS (IDAD) PWEDE NA PAKASTAHAN?_________ 2. ILAN BESES PAKASTAHAN ANG INAHIN HANGGANG MA BUNTIS?_______________ 3. ILAN MONTHS MAGBUNTIS?___________
Response:
We breed them at 12 months old. When heat is detected in the morning we breed them in the afternoon and repeat in the morning. After breeding if they become pregnant they will kid 5 months after.
 
Name: tess
Question / Comment:
Pag bumili ako ng boer buck and doe sa inyo, pwede rin ba bumili ng napier cuttings? Konti lang naman, para sa one hectare land lang.
Response:
Magsama ka ng tao na magpuputol ng napier cuttings , it for free if you buy goats from us.
 
Name: sunil
Question / Comment:
Hi , art. i have seen your web site and its very useful for all goat farmers .thanks for sharing your experience to all goat farmers, I'm interested in your plastic flooring please can you tell me where we can buy this and how much it cost .thanks
Response:
You can call Jeffrey Lim at 0918 9800488 and inquire from him about the plastic flooring.
 
Name: sara jane sumngat
Question / Comment:
gud day po...im a dairy technologist...just want to ask if you have available jobs in your plant or if i can visit the farm...i am a resident of alaminos also...salamat po
Response:
For future reference you can email your biodata and work experience.
 
Name: Dong Ocado
Question / Comment:
Good day po sir Art! Tanong ko lang po kung magkano ang presyo ng mga pananim nyo na mulberry. Salamat ng marami!
Response:
We sell the mulberry in seedling bag at Php 20 pesos each.
 
Name: R Rarangol
Question / Comment:
Sir, I currently reside in Texas and I have my own small goat raising. I plan to retire in Surigoa Del norte in Coming yrs. Do you have any recommendation where to purchase high breed goats within out sector. My long term goal with goat farming is to follow your footstep. Wish to purchase from you but the process of transporting said animals to my area will be too costly. Thank you for your recommendation.
Response:
I bough my latest goat breeder from Governor Manny Pinol of Braveheart Farm in North Cotobato. Visit his web site for more info at http://roosterraiser.multiply.com/
 
Name: leander
Question / Comment:
sir/ma'am are you accepting apprentice for slaughtering/butcher or meat cutter?thanks.
Response:
I suggest you visit APDC in Marulas, Valenzuela City. It is in near the SMC Brewery in Valenzuela. They provide training for meat slaughtering and meat processing. Look for Dr Angel Guno at 9187182625.
 
Name: rolan
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, I am writing just to let you know once more that your website is very informative and helpful. As I intend to venture into goat farming as well, I agree with you to develop the pasture first. Hence I'd like to know if you have those legumes and forages in your salad garden available for sale as seedlings or cuttings? Salamat, Rolan
Response:
Yes they are available  in our farm in Alaminos in seedling bags.
 
Name: David Tasker
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, just sending you my email address so you can email pictures of stock available at this time. As you know i'm after the best stock available and happy to pay for it. Hope to hear from you very soon while you still have does and a couple of very good male anglo-nubian and saanen
Response:
Hi  David, It would be best that you are here in the country when you buy your goats. If it ts a Boer you want there will be plenty for sale in the coming months. But the milkers what can I say, I am no longer credible as we keep  on pushing back the date they will be available for sale.in commercial numbers But one thing going  for the milking goats they  are getting better as we get the opportunity to see the different lines which milks in tropical Philippines. When you come home from New Zealand visit me again in Alaminos and I will see what I can do. Although I can not promise you numbers I will give it a try.
 
Name: rey rivera
Question / Comment:
indigopera,pls kindly tell me about this plant,is this plant is available in your place at alaminos
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm and see the Alaminos Salad Garden. Yes indigofera is available in our place.
 
Name: tony de villa
Question / Comment:
sir gust2 q snang mgbreed ng boer goat pero native ung mga doe q,ask q lng kung kailangan q muna upgrade ung native doe q s anglo nubian or saanen buck bago icross s boer buck? tnx sir.godbless!
Response:
I would recommend that you select the bigger native does that you have and upgrade them with a Saanen or Anglo buck. Selection is a key factor here. Select the best female doelings you will be producing from this crossing and bred them with a good Boer buck. Always remember  to start selecting  from native does  that are above 25 kilos from you present stock to upgrade..
 
Name: mike lui
Question / Comment:
good day to all of the staff in AGF .. art i've been raising goat for sometime now.. and we resently purchase a property in bukidnon to transfer our goats their.. 1.i want to ask you if gmelina tree can kill a goat? since the property we acquired has a thousand planted in it.. 2.is o.k. that we get their drinking water in the river hence the river is clean you and you can actually see the fish swimming. 3.is it also o.k. to raise them in high altitude area the boer goat. coz the relocation site is mountainous not like down here in the plains? hope to here from you more power to your business..
Response:
I have a friend in Quezon who said he is doing good with gmelina. Possible source of poison might be the seeds but I am not sure about it.  I don't see any problem about the high altitude for the Boers. Maybe it would be a good idea to test the water in a laboratory if it is potable and safe to drink to be sure. Hope it helps.
 
Name: floyd dizon
Question / Comment:
hi po sir art... thank u po sa mga advise nyo. malaking tulong po talaga itong site nyo sa amin mga baguhan. ask ko lang po kung safe po ba mag deworming pag buntis yung goat. may nag sasabi na bawal may nag sasabi na mas ok daw po mag deworming bago manganak yung inahin, ano po ba yung tama? thank u so much po sir art.. =)
Response:
We do deworming after kidding as a standard farm practice to play it safe. In one seminar I attended years ago, I remember Dr Carolino said it would not be  a bad idea to deworn a few days before kidding. At that time they were promoting Pakyao. Please read indication on label of dewormer you will use, they contain information about it if is safe for pregnant animals.
 
Name: Atty. Raymond Ramos
Question / Comment:
I have 3 AGF Boers, 1 buck, 2 doe and 1 is pregnant. I would just like to know where I could get complete information as to the feeding program for these beautiful animals. Where could I get information as to the care of these animls? Thank you very much
Response:
Our website contains a compilation of our experiences in raising goats. It is a good source of information.
 
 
 
You can pay us a visit in Alaminos and I will walk you through our goat operation. Nutrition is a key factor for success in goat raising. The Alaminos Salad garden is a big part of our feeding prorgam in Alaminos.
 
Name: JOHN
Question / Comment:
DO YOU STILL HAVE AVAILABLE YOUR MITRA BUCKS FOR 15,000 AND 20,000 THANKS
Response:
Yes ,we have Mitra Line bucks available.
 
Name: dennis
Question / Comment:
sir art kumusta!gumagamit paba kyo nlang carbonized rice hull sa mga kambing mo?
Response:

Yes we use carbonized rice hull under the pens to absorb the urine and good for composting organic manure.

 
Name: floyd dizon
Question / Comment:
sir art good day po... ask ko lang po kung ilang months yung boer goats mag fertile ulit after giving birth... at ano po gagawin para mas madali sya mag fertile and ready to breed again. thank you so much...
Response:
After weaning her kids she should return to heat in a week or two. We would inject her with Vitamin ADE and if the doe is in closed confinement we would place her beside a young buck. This would usually do the trick if you have fed the doe  properly during lactation.
 
For our dairy goats it is trickier because we can not place the lactating doe beside the buck because it might affect the taste of the milk. In case we have problem of dairy goats not returning to heat we inject her with the hormone gonadine and ADE. She is bred  within 5 days after injection if the hormones works.
 
Name: zERMAR
Question / Comment:
Thank you sa very informative site..After March 2011, Kailan po uli kau magbebenta ng Mitra Line Buck!Kc nasa process pa kami ng pagdevelop ng salad garden...
Response:

We are selling Mitra Line bucks all year round, the problem is the female doelings which are easily sold out when we place them in the selling area. Take your time in developing your salad garden don't hurry,when it is established thats the time to buy your goats. The Mitra Lines are getting better as time past by.

 
Name: Dexter R. Custodio
Question / Comment:
Good day Art, Your website realy gives a lot of information, Thank you for sharing your expertise and hope you will continue your golden deed. I am an OFW still in Japan who recently bought a 2 hectares lot in Ballesteros, Cagayan. I would like to start goat farming business. Can you assist me for this? I dont have knowledge in raising goats. Would it be fine if I will visit your farm and take down notes directly from you sometime last week of April or May when I return in Manila? Do you deliver your for sale goats in ballesteros, Cagayan Valley? Your feedback and advise is highly appreciated. Good luck and more power to your business and website. Respectfully yours, Dexter
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos, Laguna and see our goat operation. I will show our very successful Alaminos Salad Gardem. I would advice you to develop the forage legumes and grass first before buying your first goat.
 
Sorry all our sales are pick up at our farm in Alaminos.
 
Name: JOELITO COLE
Question / Comment:
SIR, I WOULD LIKE TO GREET YOU A GOOD DAY. BY THE WAY MY NAME IS JOELITO COLE FROM CEBU.I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU WILL SELL SOME OF YOUR GOAT FOR BREEDING. IM PLANNING TO BUY A PAIR OF YOUR GOAT. HOPING THAT YOU REPLY MY QUIRIES. SINCERELY YOURS, JOELITO COLE
Response:
Sorry we sell only in Luzon at the moment. Maybe next year when getting shipping permit to the Visayas are opened.
 
Name: Alex Monteyro
Question / Comment:
Hello there Art, I am currently planning to put up my own farm in Pangasinan. I,m very much interested for a scheduled seminar, thank you and more power to AGF. GODSPEED
Response:
FGASPAPI is hosting a  free  goat raising seminar during the 81st anniversary of the Bureau of Animal Intdustry at Visayas Avenue, Quezon, City on March 8,2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. My dad Rene will present the Alaminos Salad Garden during the seminar.  The venue is the BAI Research and Development Division Conference Room, see you there.
 
Name: dong landicho
Question / Comment:
i was inspired by your success, if i come on weekend on your farm who would i look for to assit me on my querries. thanks and more success!
Response:
Look for Felino Serdan, our farm manager he will entertain your questions about goats.
 
Name: Rouel C. Manalili
Question / Comment:
I have a 3.5 hectares land in Tanay (hi-land)and I'm interested to put up a goat raising business there, I need you're help how can I start the goat raising business, can you provide me a business plan, capital I need to start and all I need to now about the business? Hoping you'll answer all my questions and help me to put out my own goat business. I already surf your wed, but need more information about the business. Waiting and hoping for your reply. Rouel
Response:
You can use our experience in raising goats as your guide. Our website contains the story of what we are doing it will help you a lot to learn for our experiences. If you have the time visit us in Alaminos and you will see how a goat farm operates.
 
Name: Henry Lasat
Question / Comment:
Hi!!!!I have small farm with 17 female and one male. I want to ask where I can get this Legume plants so that I can have something for my goat. I live in SF California but my goats is in Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas,Philippines.Please give me some advice how to get it and plant it. If you have any more plants or grass that I don't know specially for goat food let me know. Thank you very much your respond is much very appreciated.
Response:
You can try to look for Remy Acasio of Research Division, Bureau of Animal Industry, Visayas Avenue, Ouezon, City. You are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos to see what we are doing in our Salad Garden.
 
Name: ross
Question / Comment:
I've read something about PCARRD's publication "The Philippine Recommends for Goat Farming". Do you recommend that we acquire a copy of it? If yes, please advice on how we can get one. Thanks!
Response:
Yes it would be a good learning material for goat raisers. Try to call the numbers below.
 

PARRFI
c/o PCARRD
Los Baños, Laguna 4030
Tel. No. (049) 536-0014 to 0020 loc. 216
Fax. No. (049) 536-0016

 
Name: Rolan
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, I want to inquire on ML22 Clinton on his outstanding growth rate for meat type of your Mitra Line. As he is now more than 8 months old, did he carry that rate of 282g/day ? I'd appreciate your reply. Thank you.
Response:
No, Clinton growth rate slowed down to 160 grams per day.
 
Name: Alex Monteyro
Question / Comment:
God day to you, Is't safe to transport the goats from AGF to Pangasinan or as far as Baguio City? Thanks so much!
Response:
Yes, we sold a lot of goats to areas in Pangasinan and so far so good.
 
Name: ross
Question / Comment:
Hello again! We are getting tons of knowledge from your experiences in raising goats and we'd like to thank you for sharing them to us. Your advocacy in goat farming industry in the Philippines is very inspiring. Right now, my father and I are evaluating whether we'd go with Boer or Saanen for our breed improvement program. I'd like to ask which of the two breeds will have better ROI assuming equal capital and market opportunity (i.e. meat or milk)? We are planning to visit your farm in the near future to see your goat raising operation in action, and probably get some goats too. Thank you very much for your support.
Response:
If you have a market for the milk you will produce goat dairying is a very profitable undertaking.
 
Name: Henry Arganda
Question / Comment:
Hi kabayan ,napaka ganda ng negosyo mo pag uwi ko sa pinas pupunta ako sa farm mo kasi gusto kong magtayo ng goat farm matagal ko ng plano ito,salamat marami akong natutuhan sayo..bibili rin ako sayo ng goat to start my Farm.
Response:
Salamat, you are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos, Laguna.
 
Name: Sharon Rose Umandap
Question / Comment:
My daughter has severe skin asthma and our doctor suggested giving her goat's milk. Is your milk available in the supermarkets? If possible, do you deliver? We live in the QC area.
Response:
Milk Star is available at Trinoma at Land Mark Supermarket. During Sunday morning we are Eton Centris at the Sunday market, cor Edsa and Quezon Avenue.
 
Name: ross
Question / Comment:
Is the feeding program for dairy goats (Saanens and Anglo Nubians) differ greatly from meat producing goats (Boers)? It would be great if you could give us a typical feeding program for both. I noticed that the sample feeding program under the "Articles about Goat Care" is for breeders only and does not include indigofera. Many thanks!
Response:
The feeding program evolved from our experience feeding Boers. The only difference now is the emergence of the Alaminos Salad Garden. Indigofera is a major part of the Alaminos Salad Garden. For high producing dairy goats in the milking line they are given additional feeds. They are fed four times in a 24 hour period. They are fed alternately feeds and forage, fresh clean water is always available after feeding time.
 
Name: richmod
Question / Comment:
sir Art.. nakaka-order po ba ng seedlings ng legumes dun sa nabasa ko na email add na kinukuhaan nyo ng seedlings..dun po ba kay sir henry tacio??? kasi po tntry ko po xa ie-mail e di po xa nrply sa email ko... kung maari po sana e mgbgy po kayo ng ibang contact no. para mkontak ko po xa?? kelangan ko po kasi tlga ng mga seedlings ng legumes pra po sa aking kambingan..slamat po and godbless sa inyo
Response:
Sorry yun lang ang contact namin sa kanya through email. Kung malapit ka lang sa farm namin sa Laguna we sell a some seedling sin plastic bags.
 
Name: ross
Question / Comment:
Hello there at AGF! Can you give us a reasonable ratio of the required total lot area to the number of goats assuming we will focus more on dairy production and considering a good yield in volume of milk. Thanks and more power!
Response:
Cut and carry style  on improved pasture like we do at Alaminos, I'de say 50 to 60 heads per hectare.
 
Name: Ken Chua
Question / Comment:
Hi, good day. We have been raising goats for over 10 years now and would now want to enhance our operations. We intend to buy good quality bucks and does and start our own goat milk project. What is the best way to go about it? For milking and processing of milk, what equipments do we need and where can we get it (including possible price estimate)? Thanks and more power to you and AGF. Ken
Response:
Reading from our website would answer most of your questions. Put emphasis on nutrtion like we did and with the right dairy goats you will be off to a good start, Focus on how you will market your milk, identify you target market. Good luck.
 
Name: Lee Lian Yu
Question / Comment:
Warm greetings form Malaysia, I am a 4th semester student who is currently pursuing Diploma in Animal Health and Production at University Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus, Sarawak Malaysia. I am writing in hopes of finding out if Alaminos Goat Farm is accepting any intern job for students to perform their practical industrial training. There are four students including me who wish to do our internship programme at Alaminos Goat Farm, with emphasis on ruminant husbandry, forage and pasture management, animal health and disease management. The duration for the practical industrial training required for our course is 3 weeks. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Response:
As much as we want  to say yes to your request our commitment with our local university prevents us. We only accept very limited number of interns very year and our priority is our local university.
 
Hope you will understand. Reading through our website would give you a complete picture of our operation.
 
Name: Nanette Ross
Question / Comment:
I've read about your use of Indigofera. Can any variety be used. How can I get seeds from the variety growing in your area.
Response:
Indigofera anil. You can contact Henrylito Tacio at  mbrlc@mozcom.com  I buy my indigofera seeds from them.
 
Name: steph
Question / Comment:
hello again..pwede bang pumunta dyan sa farm nyo, and to look around, take pictures?..and to learn some ideas how to really make a good goat farm..housing them and forages used??..taking care of goats.. thanks,,
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos. Come in the mprning and I will walk you through our goat operation.
 
Name: anton
Question / Comment:
sir, what do you do if mother goat does not breastfeed its new born
Response:
In our farm we bottle feed them with goat's milk from our dairy but it becomes very expensive or we find a foster doe to nurse her. Milk replacer( milk powder) can also be use
 
Name: ritchie soriano
Question / Comment:
sir,ano po ba ang pinakamabeenta nyong kambing ngayon???thanks po!!!
Response:
Boers, Mitra Line and Saanen.
 
Name: wilson Gasmin
Question / Comment:
You mentioned the AI program at ISU , Isabela, How would you rate the quality of the bucks they are drawing their semen from ,first, compared to your stock and secondly on the scale of 1-10 and 10 is the best possible , how would you rate their's ? Salamat po !
Response:
Jet Lee one of our top purebred boer buck was donated to the ISU AI center. It comes from impecable pedigree, having  Stately  as  sire, an Australian Reserve Champion at  Sydney Royal  Show. If you are looking for  semen of a Boer, that is one of the best you can get anywhere in the Philippines.
 
Name: meynard adarlo
Question / Comment:
happy new year po s inu dyan s AGF. salamat po s AGF i've learn a lot of things about goat raising kahit thru internet lng. sir art medyo gumagada n dumadami n stocks ko and planning to buy a cbb soon. ask ko lng po kung ano magandang housing para s kambing ko? tnx po and good day sa inu.
Response:

Visit this site you will learn a lot from their practical ideas http://raisinggoat.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=farmpics&action=display&thread=44

 
Name: steph
Question / Comment:
..happy new year to all!! inquire lng, pwede na bang e ship ang breeds nyo to iloilo?.. throu ro-ro maybe.. thanks
Response:
Sorry getting a shipping permit from Bureau of Animal industry would be  a problem because of FMD tag for Luzon. Visayas is FMD free zone. Maybe in the near future we will have a clearer picture. Thanks for your interest
 
Name: Mario B.Pungtilan
Question / Comment:
magkano po ba ung fullblood anglonubian nyo?at anglonubian doe?
Response:
Php 25,000 for purbred Anglo Nubian bucks. Females are hard to get subject to availability.
 
Name: albert
Question / Comment:
sa inyo ho AGF may tanong lang ho ako kasi interasado ako sa mga alaga ninyong kambing gusto kuho sana na magalaga ng Bentahing Kambing,ano ho ang pinakamagandang Lahi para sa pambenta?kailangan huba na pagkumuha ako ng isang babae kailangan ba na may kasama ring 1 lalake. ano ho maipapapayo ninyo sa akin first time ko kasing magaalaga nito. at ano hong klaseng damo ang kinakain nito?kaya need your help. at nagdidiliver din ba kayo sa Bulacan ho ang bayan ko. maraming salalamat ho
Response:
Its your call what breed would suit your requirement. You are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos to see the different breeds available. We don't require anything from buyers as long as stocks are available in the selling area, pick what you want. All our sales are pick up in our farm in Alaminos.
 
Name: johnny
Question / Comment:
Hi! Art first happy new year and great job with your farm. I just want to know how do you goes about creating a salad garden, did you planted everything by seed and where did you get them. I am looking into getting a land and want to get it ready before getting the goat. I live in Laos
Response:
Indigofera is by seeds, mulberry by cuttings and the rest are seeds. The seeds are available at Mindanao Baptist  Rural Life Center . You can contact  them through email ad mbrlc@mozcom.com contact person is Henrilito Tacio. Hope it helps
 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
gud day hapi new year sir art, im interested for planting of indigofera seedlinngs ive bought last year october 2010 sa WTC. meron pa ba kayong ibang forage seeds fo sale? haw much per kilo.kasi ipapa dami ko ito sa aking goat farm.tnx
Response:
You can try Bureau of Animal Industry in Visayas Avenue, Ouezon City. Go to the Research Division and look for Remy Acasio. They sell different kinds of forage seeds there.
 
Name: Danny M. Apacible
Question / Comment:
Art, happy 3kings.ask ko lang kung ilang araw sya bago lagyan ng ear tag ang mga baby na kambing? magkano pala kung pares na boer ang kunin ko same age na 4mons?
Response:
We tag them at weaning ( 60 days ). A pair of four month old fullblood boers will cost you Php 35,000 pesos. 20 th for the doelings and 15 th for the buckling.
 
Name: ROMEO
Question / Comment:
art itong bang commercial boer buck or does (CBB) ilan percent na ba ito
Response:
The commercial  boer bucks are full blood Boers. The original line came from South Africa brought to Australia. We got our Boer lines from Australia.
 
Name: cyril allen soriano
Question / Comment:
hi!gustung gusto ko po yung website nyo.nakikita ko po kc yung mga kambing nyo.10 yrs.old lang po ako, sana magkaroon din po ako ng mga ganyan.sir,nag bebenta po ba kayo ng female boer goat???may alaga po ako ngayon tagalog lang na kambing dalawang babae mahilig po kc ako sa hayop.salamat po.Godbless
Response:
Yes, you are welcome to visit our farm in Alaminos. I will show you our Boer goats when you come.
 
Name: ritchie soriano
Question / Comment:
magkano po ba ang kambing na boer goat na buntis???
Response:
We sell our female Boers Php 31,500 for bred boer does and Php 35,000 for pregnant boers less 20%.
 
Name: Wilson Gasmin
Question / Comment:
I live in California but I am starting a farm in Isabela. Is it possible to buy straws of goat semen from here and be able to legally and viably transport them to the Philippines on my vacation, to be insemenated to native does ? Salamat po sa inyong sagot ! Wilson
Response:
Inquire from the Bureau of Animal Industry for the requirements in importing semen. Isabela State University has a very successful artificial isemination project. Try to call Dr. Jonathan Nayga at 09213181621 it might be the better alternative.
 
Name: danny m. apacible
Question / Comment:
Art, happy holiday too.. sa AGF! Always ko ino open web. mo wla ba yung mga boer kids natin or CBB na pang release sa april? post mo naman oh.. inaabangan ko yun alam mo nman wla ako aliwan dito sa barko kundi yang mga yan.. 2mons more andyan nako end of feb. para una ako maka kuha ng CBB. Art, same price ba yung Mitra Line mo ng CBB? I means yung nasa category ng CBB? same price ba yun? thank you Art wait ko post ng CBB ha. ako yung natawag sayo minsan.. Happy new year all the best and I'm wishing for more success of AGF.. God bless us all!
Response:
The commercial boer bucks will be sold at Php 15 thousand. The big demand for the CBB's compels us to start selling them at a younger age. We start selling them at 4 months old. For the Mitra Line buck prices starts at php 12, 000 all the way to 25,000.
 
I will try to post pictures of November batch in January. I have posted pictures of the top 5% of the November batch of Boers. We will use them for our breed improvement program and animal display for the Agri Link Show in October at the World Trade Center.
 
Name: Wilson Gasmin
Question / Comment:
Have you considered pigeon pea as a legume fodder/forage ?
Response:
Yes but problem is where to acquire the seeds, for some time been talking DMSU but the seeds are not yet available.I am also looking at mani mani (arachis pintoi).
 
Name: Jhun Marquez
Question / Comment:
hi and more power gusto ko sanang bisitahin ang farm nyo and learn a lot about goat farming, during my visit I would like to know kung ok lang sa iyo na isama ko ang whole family ko, I want them all to see how it works Thanks and God bless
Response:
Yes you are welcome to visit our farm.
 
Name: niel
Question / Comment:
good evening po sir art...nakakabili po ba ng legume seedlings sa bai pag walk-in lang? pagkkaalam ko po kasi ay hindi kagda sila nagbebenta ng mga seedlings doon...
Response:
Look for Remy Acasio sa research division, pag meron you can take it home. Seeds ang kalimitan kung bilhin sa kanya. Minsan may libreng seeds pa sila pinamimigay.
 
Name: shuaib larry
Question / Comment:
Am from Ghana west Africa I will like to know if the boer bred is best for Ghana weather if not what is best for commercial farmin bred. thank you
Response:

Boers adapt well to different climate from temperate to tropical but they need shelter from the rains. Good nutrition lessens the stress during transition in any change of environmental conditions.

 
Name: CESAR ANDREW DELOS REYES
Question / Comment:
Gud pm sir/madame, i wanted to start a small business like goat raising which focus on breding, but i have no idea where to start. i surf the net and found your webpage which is so interesting. kindly give me idea how to start it, thank you very much!
Response:
Before even thinking of buying your first goat start by planting as much forage grass and legumes as you can. Our Alaminos Salad Garden would be a nice blue print in starting your forage area. Continue reading our website and you will learn from our experiences in raising goats.
 
Name: twinkle andrade
Question / Comment:
Sir, Greetings! we are planning to buy some mitra line does but before we purchase we would like to know more on how can we be successful on this! i would just like to inquire about the medication of the does! i have read all the information written on your web and i am now interesting to know more about the medication! thank you!
Response:
Let me invite you to visit our farm in Alaminos and lets talk about goats when you come. Part of our success in what we are doing is nutrition, I will show you our Alaminos Salad garden when you come. I will walk you through our goat operation. Come in the morning to catch me.
 
Name: jasmine
Question / Comment:
hi sir,, sir tanong ko lng po kung ilang goat kayo nung nag start ng business?? thanks..
Response:
We started with 12 goats, 1 purebred boer buck, 1 purebred Anglo Nubian buck, 5 Mitra line does and 5 upgrade does.  Then we bought 55 heads native does in Mindanao and another 11 upgraded does in Batangas. After a  year  feeling the business we imported our first Boers from Australia. In 2007 we imported over a hundred heads of Saanen and Anglo Nubians from Australia.to start our dairy operation.
 
Name: Amie Pacis
Question / Comment:
What are the feeds used in raising goats and how are them are eating. Are the goat meat of AGF ready for venture and be export?
Response:
Our main forage grass is napire grass and for legumes our favourite is indigofera, we also have centrosema, mulberry, ipil ipil and a little of malunggay. We are trying to develop a small humidicola pasture area in case we decide to free range our goats in summer.
 
For our concentrate feeds we use rice bran, molasses, copra meal ,corn soyabean, salt, corn and vitamims and mineral pre mix.
 
We are not ready foe meat exports as we are focus on breeders and dairy production.
 
Name: Sayed Jaffar
Question / Comment:
I have seen the YouTube Videos and have read on your website about the work your company has done. I am very impressed by the amount of work you have put in this regard and it is really commendable. I am a Pakistan American currently living in the US. I am planning on starting a farm business in Pakistan and raising sheep and goats is something I am very interested in. My family owns sizeable land in Pakistan which, I believe, is conducive for this kind of business. I have not done anything like this before and I lie to educate myself in this regard. If possible, would you be able to share some information with me especially in regards to starting a goat farm and common mistakes which I can avoid. I am sure you folks must be very busy but I am in no hurry and would love to read any information coming from your company. Thank you once again.
Response:

Our website would contain valuable information in raising goats. It contains our experiences from the time we started . Happy reading.

 
Name: anton
Question / Comment:
sir art, do you put all your goats at night inside the goats house or are some are free range?
Response:
Yes our goats are in confinement in the goat shed. During the rainny season we no longer free range, our goats they are in full confinement inside the goat pens.
 
Name: John Salvador
Question / Comment:
Mr Art inquire lang po ako kung meron po b kyo available young doe for sale 6-8 mos and if you can deliver to Angat Bulacan?3- 4 heads po at kung magkano pati delivery,cross doe lang po para mkayanan ko ang presyo.
Response:
Sorry, we don't do deliveries all our sales are pick up at our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. We a have few female crosses at Php 12 to 15 thousand each.
 
Name: wins
Question / Comment:
hi sir art, ask ko lang kung ano effective medicines for kids that have orf virus. tnx a lot
Response:
Normal lang sa kambing ang tamaan ng orf, nilalalagyan namin ng betadine ang part na may orf, puede rin ang gentian vilolet. pang pahid. After one week maalis yan at magkakamerom na siya ng immunity sa orf.
 
Name: Arcangel de Guzman
Question / Comment:
Hello Sir, I am from Batangas and I am interested in goat farming. How many goats I could buy from your farm? How can I market the goat milk?
Response:
Marketing is key issue before you go into goat dairying. This is something we can not teach, you have to learn and find out where the market is the hard way. As a guide when we  first started we apporach our relatives and circle of friends.
 
Visit our farm and see what  goats you  will like, lets talk about goats when you come.
 
Name: Stephen R. Lim
Question / Comment:
I always find it difficult to get a regular supply of Milkstar Goat's Milk. I love the product but it's rather frustrating to buy it. I have tried to buy them from Robinsons Supermarket Timog & Landmark Trinoma. But it's always a hit-or-miss situation. Sometimes they have it, sometimes they don't. Do you think you can make the supply in these stores more reliable? Do you deliver door-to-door? It would be great if you can.
Response:
The milking season of our dairy goats for this year is about to end and we await the next milking season for 2011. At the moment we are experiencing low supply, I hope you will bear with us. We have a direct seller in Quezon City and his number is  0917 8863668, delivery is every Sunday so you have to place your order before Sunday.
 
Name: Mario B.Pungtilan
Question / Comment:
puwede bang gamitin na breeder stock un mga triple cross goats???
Response:

Yes you can but this is what we call breeding with out direction, ang tawag namin sa anak ng ganitong barako ay chopsuey. A little of everything different colors.

 
Name: Robert Piekarski
Question / Comment:
I recently spent a month in the Philippines mostly in the Ilocos Norte region, however, I was in Manila on business for several days. I am planning to be back for most of December. My question is this: Even though I must have seen a thousand goats in the time I was travelling around, I did not see one drop of goat milk anywhere being sold. The closest thing I came to a goat product was a soup made from goat meat. I raised goats at one time and am quite a fan of goats, and goat products. I was curious about the goat industry in the Philippines since I was involved with it in the USA for several years. I have since gone back to video production in education, but still have an immense interest in goats and the production of goat milk products. I was wondering how you distribute your products and where?
Response:
We sell our Milk Star fresh pasteurized goat's milk through the supermarket chain in Metro Manila area. We also have several direct seller in various area in Metro Manila. We do a once a week delivery to the supermarket outlets.
 
Name: robert padua
Question / Comment:
hi art, just want to ask you if i can feed them corn/mais tress or leaves...thanks
Response:
Yes they would love it when they learn to eat it.Teach them gradually to eat corn stovers.
 
Name: NERWIN
Question / Comment:
your post is very impormative sir art, im here at malaybalay city bukidnon, where can i get the Alpha Naphthalene Acetic Acid (ANAA) to enhance growth of mulberry cuttings is this ANAA like a Root hormone.Can this be bought at our local agri supplies around?
Response:
ANAA is available at agricultural supply stores. If the cuttings are planted at once after cutting and the soil have enough moisture you will get survival rates.
 
Name: Ginny Gonzalez
Question / Comment:
Hi! I make ice cream using carabao's milk and would like to experiment with goat's milk. . I've looked in both Landmark and SM Supermarkets but there was none available. How can I get hold of your product? If I like the outcome, would you be able to deliver to me directly in Makati? Also, how much is the milk per liter? Thank you. Sincerely, Ginny Gonzalez
Response:
Supply is a little tight but we do deliveries at Landmark and SM supermarket every week. We deliver every Tuesday.
 
Name: john
Question / Comment:
Congrats sir Art to your success on the agrilink show,do you still have bubba #300 with you and can you tell me is he papered and what lines does he have and do you have any top of the line bucks with tarzan t66 genetics and how much are your top of the line bucks may god bless your success and kind regards to you and your AGF staff
Response:
AGF Bubba 001 is available for sale at Php 35,000 pesos. He is a good looking Fullblood boer buck AGF 300 was sold to Rico de Guzman of Bulacan. I guess you have to trust us for the records of AGF 001 Bubba. Visit us in Alaminos Laguna we will show you our Boers and his records.
 
Name: richmond
Question / Comment:
what kinds of plant do I need to feed my goats?
Response:
Indigofera is our number one choice in our AGF Salad garden. Read more about it in our website.
 
Name: Jacqueline Villanueva
Question / Comment:
Where can we buy goatmilk aside from Alaminos Goat Farm?
Response:
Please visit       http://www.milkstargoatsmilk.com/distributor.html
 
Name: meynard adarlo
Question / Comment:
To the staff of alaminos goat farm congrats syang po hindi ko naabutan un seminar nyo may pasok po kc me nun fri. nkpunta lng me sat. Medyo bad mood po kc d ako nakapunta s discussion nyo about goat raising. Any way congrats po ganda ng display nyo ng goat.
 
Name: TEODORICO P. PERALTA
Question / Comment:
may branch or dealer outlet na ba kayo sa general santos? taga sarangani prov ako residing at country homes muntinlupa w/ farm land at sarangani.
Response:
We are Luzon base, in the province of Laguna in Alaminos.
 
Name: Jerremie A. Ursabia
Question / Comment:
We, the students of Rizal Technological university under the College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology, Marketing Department, would like to request a permission from your corporation to conduct a Plan Visit on Alaminos Goat Farm,This Plan Visit is in partial fulfillment for the requirements in Agro-Industrial Marketing (Marketing 3) this visit on your company is intended for us to understand the process that lies on the transformation of Agricultural Product into consumer goods. Thank you for your participation and favorable action regarding this matter. More Power!
Response:
Sorry our busy schedule prevent us from allowing farm visit of students. However feel free to get anything from our website that would fit in your needs for your marketing 3 class. Visit the AgriLink Show at the World Trade Center on October 7, if you really want to see how marketing promotion works in moving goats and its value added product visit the show. You will learn a lot of the dynamics in marketing agricultural products from the ground.
 
Name: albert chan
Question / Comment:
Hi Art. What is your opinion with regards to feeding ipil ipil , sampaloc leaves sa mga boer goat. Is it true that these leaves can cause diarrhea or contribute to wet droppings? Mga legumes din ang mga ito ? Thanks again.
Response:
Goats love Ipilipil (leucania) it is very palatable and  good protein level, above 20%. Like any other forage if it cause diarrhea maybe you are feeding to much of it try to control the amount beeing  fed. The mimosine content of ipilipil sometimes causes goat's hair to fall of of. With regards to sampaloc we don't feed sampaloc to our goats. We do use sampaloc leaves or flower in cooking a delicious goat dish we call sinampalokan kambing.
 
Name: Rodel
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, I read that you have been doing research, experiments and studies on feeding legumes to lactating goats and its effect on milk yield. on In your experience, what is the performance of goats fed with Malunggay vs Indigofera in terms of Milk Yield and if data is available on body weight gain.
Response:
Malunggay is now off from our list because of supply sustainability. Last year when typhoon Ondoy struck our malunggay were never the same again. Indigofera is now our main tree legumes for AGF Salad garden. The data on the study will be release when they become available in a final report to the public  by the sponsoring agency. Adding 20% indigofera to the forage being fed together with concentrate, the milking goats have shown marked improvement in milk yield compared when no indigofera was included in the diet.
 
You should try feeding your goats indigofera to see its potential.
 
Name: paulo
Question / Comment:
good day, sir art, panu ang conversion nyu ng goat manure to fertilizer. ang problem ko kasi ay timitigas ang goat manure. ngayon ang ginagawa ko pa lang is a mix of soil and goat manure.
Response:

Kasama ng goat manure yung nahulog at nasasayang na damo sa kainan ng kambing. Hangat maari ilagay mo sa ilalim ng puno para macompost siya o kaya takpan mo ng lona. Iwasan mo na mabilad siya sa ulanan sapagkat madadala and mga sustancian ng compost mo. Pwede mo rin siya diligin ng tubig paminsanminsan para wag matuyo. We spray the manure with microorganizm for better composting at start. Napakagaling niyang abono para sa halaman, puno at for our forage grass and legumes.

 
Name: Jin Benedicto
Question / Comment:
Hi OFW po ako gusto ko po sanang mag alaga ng kambing pra me konting pagkakitaan ano po ba pwede nyong irekomendang bilhin na kambing para makapag simula pwede nyo po ba akong padalhan ng price list o package price na pwedeng pang simula salamat po...
Response:

Kung nais mo magalaga ng kambing magsimula ka sa pagtatanim ng sarisaring klase ng pagkain nito. Don't even think of buying your first goat kung hinde pa establish ang iyong forage grass and legumes you will feed your goats. Visit our website and you learn by reading from our experiences. You can also see our price list from the site.

 
Name: chris
Question / Comment:
If I raise Dairy goats near Tacloban City,will you buy the milk from my goats.
Response:
The distance would not make it possible for us to buy your milk. Look around Tacloban and possibly Cebu, try to develop your own market. Market always determine the success on any undertaking. Marketing of fresh pasteurized  goat's milk is no easy thing because of  its short shelf life and the need for refrigeration. If you can not develop your market don't go in goat dairying.
 
Name: MA. AGNES CO
Question / Comment:
magandang araw po. magtatanogn lang po sana ako ng tagalog & english names ng mga grasses na ipinakakain sa mga goats. assignment lang po ng anak ko sa UP Rural High School.hoping for your favorable response in tis regards. thanks and have a nice day.
Response:
Pasensiya na po ang alam ko lang ay napier grass, centrosema, indigofera, mulberry, ipilipil(leucania), malunggay. The legumes are ideal because they are highly digestible and high protein.
 
Name: roger heares
Question / Comment:
dear Sir my name is roger from australia i have been reading information on your site for over a yr now and find it very informative. Thank you for providing such a great site. my fiancea filopino lady and i are looking at starting up a large scale comercial meat breeding herd in tumaui Isabela next year and would like too come and visit your farm mid novemberthis year too see your outstanding setup and get some ideas form you cocerning fodder,housing, and availabilty of buying a lineof your boer goats both male and females. I would be interested in both your stud does and any comercial does you would be willing too sell and also the corrosponding number of stud bucks too cover these does. to put it into numbers i would be interested in buying 3 stud bucks 10 stud does and as many commercial does as you are willing too part with??? i hope you get this letter sense i have tried too contact you before with no luck well all the best in the future i hope we can meet soon egarly wai
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm with no commitment whatsoever, lets talk about goats when you come.
 
Name: darwin damacio
Question / Comment:
gud pm poh sir art ask q lng poh ulit kung my binebenta poh b kaung mitra line doe at magknu poh ha?
Response:
The price range is between Php 15,000 to Php 20,000 for a Mitra Line doeling. The number are very limited because we are deep into our ML line breeding program, we need to keep the Mitra Line doelings to observe and record their performance for our ML line breeding program. We are deep into the  selection  process to establish the grand parent stock of our Mitra Line using line breeding. We are almost there we just need to see the performance of their  progenies in the next two years.
 
At the moment what we are selling are only  the bucks of  the Mitra line we are producing. The Mitra Line doelings would be available for sale in commercial numbers two years from now.
 
Name: mark lasdoce
Question / Comment:
good day sir! pwede ba ako mag.tanong sa dimensions/sukat nang inyong milking stand? yung para sa agrilink...thanks
Response:
128 centimeters by 122 centimeters. You can come to our booth at the AgriLink Show and do the actual measurements. The crate can be dismantled for easy shipping.
 
Name: Louie
Question / Comment:
Hi - are your milk organic? are the goats producing milk free-run and are not given antibiotics/growth hormones and are they given processed feeds or just eating the normal grass?
Response:
Hard question to answer, the forage grass and legumes we feed are definitely organic. We use composted manure and urine of the goats to fertilize the forage area. We don't give antibiotics and growth hormones to our milking goats. The problem that prevents us to claim that our milk is organic is the concentrate feeds we feed our goats. The copra, corn, soyabeans and rice bran comes from outside supplier and we don't have any control of where the ingredients were sourced. Sorry for not giving a direct  answer to a direct question. The milk is 100% goat's milk and no additives are added delivered every day to our outlets.
 
Name: Joseph J. Orpiano
Question / Comment:
i'm interested in goat farming but totally i got no idea how to start what should or is needed, though i got a piece of land. where do i start thank you
Response:

Start by planting plenty of legumes like indigofera, centrosema and forage grass like napier grass, signal grass, hematicola. You will never go wrong if you start planting first before even thinking of buying your first goat.

 
Name: albert alfonso
Question / Comment:
gud am poh ulit sir art,,ask ko lng poh ulit n anu poh ba pagkakaiba ng binebenta nio na cbb na tig 15,000 na kung full bloobed boer din pala sya at sa full blooded baer n binebenta nio ng 40,000-50,000 ang price?at halimbawa poh ba n ginamit ko ung cbb sa native goat eh ilang percent poh ba ng blood ng cbb full blooded ang mpupunta s kids nila?anu poh ang itatawag ko sa mgiging kids nila f1,f2 or f3 poh ba?pls response poh ulit
Response:
The 40 th to 50 th fullblood boers are the top 5% of that batch, the commercial boer buck (CBB) have the same bloodline but have an average performance in terms of growth rate and looks. For ungrading the CBB will do, if you are going to produce fullblood boer breeders I suggest you invest in buying the top 5 % of the batch.
 
F1 50% boer 50% native.
 
Name: darwin damacio
Question / Comment:
sir art gusto ko poh tumulad sa inyo na magpalago ng pag aalaga ng kambingan at gusto ko na sa pag sisunula ko eh sa inyo poh ako bumili ng barako at npanood ko poh kz kyo sa unang hirit at sinabi nio poh dun na nagsimula kyo sa 50 heads na inahing native na kambing at dalawang imported na barakong kambing,,ang tanong ko lang poh sana eh kung anung klaseng dalawang barakong kambing ang binili nio nun at ginamit sa mga native na kambing nio at ng mabili ko poh sya sa farm nio?at magkano poh ang bawat isa ng dalawang imported na kambing na barako ang ginamit nio sa 50 heads na native na inahing kambing nio?tnx
Response:
Ang unang barakong ginamit namin ay purong Boer at Anglo Nubian buck. Sa mga naging anak na babae pinile namin ang magagandang uri at ginawa naming inahin. Ang naging anak na lalaki ay binenta naming pangkatay.
 
Name: albert alfonso
Question / Comment:
gud pm poh sir art gusto poh bumili sa inyo ng isang boer buck at ask q lang poh kung san siya mas maganda icross breed s saanen poh ba o s anglo nubian?at anu poh ang mas mganda kpag pinag cross ko ung anglo nubian na kung ung boer ang lalaki at babae ang anglo nubian babae?or ung anglo nubian ba ang lalaki at boer ang babae anu poh ang mganda jan?tnx pls response immediately sir art
Response:

Its nice to cross the  Boer buck to a saanen doe or anglo doe. It will give you good looking and fast growing kids. I would prefer the female to be a saanen or anglo nubian bred by a Boer buck. The female saanen or anglonubian have very good mothering ability and produce more milk than a boer doe.

 
Name: Reynaldo LasPinas
Question / Comment:
Dear Sir, Do you ship to Dumaguete City Negros Oriental? How much is your pair of Full blood Boer goat. Thanks, Rey
Response:
The unresolved issues with FMD prevents Luzon breeders to ship goats to the Visayas and Mindanao at the moment. A pair of purebred Boer will cost you pick up at our farm in Alaminos, Php 39,000 pesos.
 
Name: Franklin
Question / Comment:
good day AGF. i would like to ask if there are anymore updates on the Goat meat standards? id like to know the standards in quality when i comes to the fabrication of goat meat, the standard prices for each cuts and lastly, the values added onto processing sausage. hope to hear from you guys soon. thanks and Godbless.
Response:
Our friends from PCARRD have promised us to present the result of the studies  this year but because of their busy schedule they haven't found time to do so. The guys at APDC are ready to present the results of  the study  in a forum. We will annouce it at our website when PCARRD is ready to host the forum to present the results.  After slaughtering skin off, the carcass was eveluated and  deboned, 70 % of the carcass is meat and 30% is bone and fat.
 
Name: angelita cabrera
Question / Comment:
To the Management: I just want to ask if you have training program because our relatives in New Zealand want us to inquire if you have.. Im hoping and waiting for your reply as soon as possible.. Thank you very much in advance.. sincerely yours, Angelita Cabrera
Response:
Training program no, short farm visit yes. Our website will provide you a clear picture of what we did in raising goats for the past five years. You will learn a lot from our practical experiences in raising goats which we continue to share in our website. This is part of our advocacy to promote goat raising in country as a sustainable and profitable business if done properly.
 
Name: Albert Chan
Question / Comment:
Hello. Just want to ask if goats that are in a cut and carry style do encounter leg problems because of lack of exercise.They are just confined in a small confinement all their life. Also , is it still advisable to buy a 2.5 year old buck to be your herd sire. What is the right age? Thanks . As always, you are very helpful.
Response:
I don't think so, problems will be more on nutrition rather than lack of exercise. It would be a good idea to buy a younger buck maybe 10 months or  a year old.  Younger  bucks would have easier time to  adapt to the new environment compared to older bucks based on our experience.
 
Transferring goats to a new environment is a form of stress and raisers should address these.
 
Name: dennis toribio
Question / Comment:
have you tried reading your website? are you aware that it is very difficult to read when the letters are always jumping on the screen? just wanted to bring it to your attention. thank you very much.
Response:
Yes , sorry for that, the problem is in the size of the pictures in the slideshow, when the picture changes in the slide show with a different size the letters keeps on jumpimg. I guess you have to bear with that because the pictures in the slide show is important to relay the message  we are sharing. They say when people see they remember.
 
For the moment we are sticking with the slide show but in the future we will try to correct the problem by using pictures of the same size.
 
Name: Albert Chan
Question / Comment:
HI.I would like to ask what is the right age for a doe to get pregnant and for a buck to start performing stud service? Also, is it true that if you use your doe and buck early (less than 1 year old) , it can lead to stunted growth (bansot) . Thanks for answering my question.MORE POWER.
Response:
We breed our doe base on size 25 to 30 kilos or about a year, we start teaching our buck to breed at 10 months on a limted basis. If you start to breed your goats early, yes it can lead to stunted growth but if you try to look at the problem its more on nutrition, the goats are not getting enough protein and energy.
 
Name: Arianne dela cruz
Question / Comment:
Hi. Nabasa ko po yung sa star milk goats milk. Saan po ba ako makakabili nito? Angono rizal ako nakatira saan ba may malapit na mabibilhan nito? At magkano po?? Para po kasi ito sa puppies ko. Salamat.
Response:
Milk Star is available at Robinson Galleria in Ortigas and Robinson Metro East. Goat's milk is very good for puppies.
 
Name: Albert Chan
Question / Comment:
Hi. My question is which is better? Pure Saanen or pure Anglo Nubian buck to be bred to local goats? Thanks. More power.
Response:
In upgrading the native doe both will do but we have a bias towards a Saanen buck for upgrading. Based on our experience the Saanen would address most of the problem of a native goats in length, height and the udder size. In most cases the color of the kids born would be white.
 
Name: Karen
Question / Comment:
Hi Art/Rene, I have been constantly attending Agrilink and WOFEX. I noticed that you are now making and selling goats milk ice cream. May i now if you are using the same pasteurized ice cream that you is sold in SM supermarkets as MILK STAR, in making your ice cream. If this is so, will there be a shorter shelf life for the ice cream considering that the shelf life of milk star is around 7 days? The reason im asking is i plan to make homemade ice cream using MILK STAR or other goats milk available.
Response:
With the addition of sugar and being inside the freezer you will have a extended shelf life for you goat's milk ice cream. The pasteurized goat's milk can last 6 months when frozen.
 
Name: Cata Obinario
Question / Comment:
Hi! Do have extension services/provision of technical assistance to those who want to start a goat farm. Im from Guimba, Nueva Ecija, and Id like to start one there. Salamat!
Response:
No we don't but you can visit the Small Ruminant Center at CLSU in Munoz, Science City.
 
Name: hermie espino
Question / Comment:
hi!,would you happen to have any ongoing exhibits today within metro manila?1regards5
Response:
Yes, WOFEX at World Trade Center , the show is up to Saturday, August 7, 2010
 
Name: wilmer
Question / Comment:
do you have an office in palawan?
Response:
No, our farm is in Alaminos, Laguna only.
 
Name: Bryan Hidalgo
Question / Comment:
First of all, congrat's and God Bless... I just want to ask if you cater to provincial deliveries? Like here in La Union or in Baguio? If you do,how many liters or gallons of milk is the minimum order? How long will it take for your product to reach our area if possible? What is the usual duration of milk before it expires? Will these be safe if i use it as a substitute of a breast milk in my NEWBORN PUPPIES??? And, lastly, Will these also be safe as a substitute of a breast milk for an infant... Thanks a lot...More Power to your company..
Response:
You can try Jeff Lim in Tarlac. His number is 0918 9080488. When you go to Manila MILK STAR are available at SM, Robinson, Landmark UniMart Cash and Carry Supermarkets. Put in a cooler with ice going back to LaUnion. Place it in a freezer and it would last 6 months. Dog breeders who joins dog shows includes goat milk in the diet. They say its very good with puppies.
 
Name: vanjo dayot
Question / Comment:
sir good day! im vanjo dayot from davao,pwede po bang mag shipped kayo ng davao if posible na kukuha ako ng stocks galing sa inyo.usually magkano po ang damage/goat.maraming salamat po. regards vanjo
Response:
There is still a problem in getting shipping permit from Luzon to the islands. The issues are being resolve and we hope it will be resolved soon. Thanks for your interest.
 
Name: simon
Question / Comment:
Hi. Nice to know that you have an e-mail to cater or entertain questions about goat farming. I want to start goat farming when I retire a few months or a year from now. I'm interested in goat farming so to say but I need to prepare the land prior to buying your goats. Do you sell the napier grass or indigofera seeds or seedlings so that the goat will have food (propagated in my farm) when they arrive to the farm (after buying from you)? Please let me know how much and how to get from you since our farm is in the visayas region? Thanks for the time and hope to hear from you soon. kind regards, Simon
Response:
Yes it would be a good idea to start planting forage forage grass and legumes way ahead of the goats. This will insure that your forage area will   have time to get   established.  Seeds would be available at Ubay Station of Department of Agriculture  in  Bohol and Mindanao Baptist (MBLRC) in Mindanao. At   the moment getting shipping permit to ship goats  from Luzon to  the Visayas is a problem because of FMD issues.
 
Name: gerardo liban
Question / Comment:
Sir,hav a good day i just want to know the price of 1pair of boer (lalaki & babae)about 7 to 10 months old? thanks
Response:
A pair of Boers would cost you Php 39,000 pesos.
 
Name: Peter Bell
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, What is the approxmate weight range of your gots for slaughter please? Regards Peter Bell
Response:
For retail buyers they buy 15 to 25 kilos, by reason of their budget. Through the course of time we have  shown our wholesalers that a 40 to 50 kilos weight range would bring in more profits for them because of  higher dressweight percentage. The meat to bone ratio is also favorable at this weight range,  based on the study we did with Animal Product Development Center of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
 
It took time to show the wholesalers in our area in Laguna and Batangas that hybrid goats at heavier weights would bring in more profit for them. They now consider and accept these as facts in goat meat slaughter.
 
Our meat goats are now all sold out as wholesaler  were buying everything in sight since December, 2010. The market demand for quality meat goats have been very good the past months and we decided to raise our price this July to Php 125 pesos per kilo.
 
 
 
Name: Dennis C. Aquino
Question / Comment:
Just wanted to ask if CBB are still available?
Response:
Yes the Commercial Boer Bucks  are available.
 
Name: Danny
Question / Comment:
napakaganda ng adhikain nyo for sure dadaan ako dyan pag uwiko by october para kumuha nga cbb. im on the ship now thank you and god bless!!! from Lopez Quezon lang ako at may 12head ng cross sa boer like cbb from congressman Payumo of Bataan.
 
Name: THERRY G. CURITANA
Question / Comment:
I am planning to start a goat raising business in Aurora Provice starting with a 2.5 hectare land which was ready for my project.My problem now is how to get a pair of pure bred boer in you farm and deliver it to Aurora. My questions are: 1. How much is the cost now of 1 year old pure bred Boer pair as my starting pair. 1.How to bring the pair to Aurora. Could I just use ordinary transportation pick-up or trucks for these goats.Will there be problem with regards to animal stress when transporting them long distance. 2. Any place you are selling/farm other than in Laguna say in Bulacan or Cabanatuan? 3. Can these goats start with any type of leaves availabe in my farm
Response:
A Commercial Boer Buck will cost you  Php 15,000 pesos and a Purebred Boer doe is at Php 24,000 pesos, for a total of Php 39,000 pesos.Shipping long distance has always been in buying good breeding materials. Our original Boer breeders came from Australia and have travelled thousand of miles to reach the Philippines. They have travelled by land in Australia, then by air to Subic Bay and by land to our farm in Alaminos, Laguna.
 
The secret on long travel is to keep them comfortable and prevent them from being dehydrated by giving electrolyte or dextrose powder in the water they drink.
 
Because of the humidity and hot weather in the Philippines it would be a good idea to transport during the night.
 
I would recommend that you plant more forage grass and legumes before you buy your goats. Nutriton is the secret of our success.
 
Our website is a rich source of information about raising goats, try to spend time reading and you will learn from our experiences.
 
Name: Raul Pagala
Question / Comment:
Sir, I'm very interested in acquiring and venture to goat breeding.I have a small farm in Tarlac.My biggest problem is transporting or delivery to Tarlac, and the second thing would be where to buy seedling, seeds, or cutting to provide them with continuous,and nutrious food all year round and probably a small pamphlet on how to, and remedy for simple diseases and regular vitamins, deworming, and the do's and don't's. Many thanks for your time, and "hope to hear from you soon. Raul
Response:
Our website contains most of the answers to your questions, continue to read it and you will learn from our experience. Try to go to BAI Forage division office in Visayas Ave Quezon, City and inquire  for seeds. Look for Remy Acasio.
 
Try to plant and establish your forage grass and legumes before even thinking of buying your first goat.
 
Name: edward
Question / Comment:
Good day sir art nagbebenta din po ba kau ng mga f2 f3 f4 saanen doe or doeling, how much po ang price range at ito po ba ay maari din gatasan for personal consumption like paggawa ng yogurt. ilang litters po ang kaya ibigay nito gatas salamat po At God bless
Response:
Our milking goats will be available by this time next year on limited numbers. Prices starts from Php 12,000 pesos to Php 30,000 pesos for the purebreds. If you follow our farm practices it would reasonable to assume they will give you at least 1.5 liters in their first lactation and 2 liters in their second lactation.
 
Name: REX FRANCIS C. ABELLA
Question / Comment:
hi! I just read your website regarding your boer goats.i really appreciate your goats but i dont know how to purchase coz im leaving in negros oriental,your place is very far from our place. I have also goats but i want to upgrade like what you have in your farm.I realy like your BOER and ANGLONUBIANS Hope to hear from you sooner or later... Thanks, REX FRANCIS
Response:
At the moment there are restrictions in shipping goats from Luzon  to the Visayas, once this is lifted we will come up we a plan to ship to the islands by air. DA officials always promised us malapit na and we are hoping by the end of the year the restrictions are lifted.
 
Name: David Lee
Question / Comment:
Hi! Do you have trainings/seminars about raising goats for (small commercial) business?
Response:

We don't do seminars but we welcome visitors to see our working goat farm in Alaminos, Laguna

 
Name: dondon valera
Question / Comment:
sir, saan makakabili ng ear tagger at ear tags dito sa pinas? tnx po. dondon valera
Response:
Try P And J in Pasig or Goat Shop in San Juan (FGASPAPI website for address)
 
Name: rey urbino
Question / Comment:
good morning sir, yun po bang commercial buck nyo ay available pa po ba (php 15,000)?
Response:
Yes they are but are running out fast, the next batch are below 12 months old.
 
Name: ed
Question / Comment:
magandang umaga sir art Do you sell pure saanen doe or f2 and f3 saanen doe how much po at eto po ba ay pwede na rin gatasan for personal consumption only, hangang gaano karami ang naipro-produce na gatas ng mga f2 at f3 salamat po
Response:
At the moment we have a one year of backlog for orders for our F2 and F3 Saanen does. If you visit our website and follow what we are doing using our Saanen bred goats you would be safe to assume they will give you 2 liters of milk per day for 305 days.
 
Name: narciso Magmoyao
Question / Comment:
Kindly advise regarding Goat Raising, i'm about to start the business..How to start?should i start Purebred Boer Goats?how many Bucks and Doe to start.. as well as price...thank you very much..
Response:
Plant first the forage grass and legumes that the goats will need. Study the market for Boer goats in your area, if there is a market go ahead and breed purebred  Boers.  If you are targetting the meat market what you need are upgraded does but I would recommend that you use a purebred buck to breed them to produce fast growing and meaty goats.
 
Name: Noli Actob
Question / Comment:
Dear Sir / Madam: Good Morning! I am Noli, currently working here in Kuwait for a job contract. I am interested of raising goats for personal consumption and might be for business purposes in the future. I just want to ask for your kind advice and points to consider in raising goats. Because I am planning to start with ten (10) numbers of goats only (either native or hybrid), how much do you think it will cost? Your immediate response is highly appreciated. Thank You, Noli
Response:
Nutrition will be a key issue to be successful in raising goats. Housing during the wet season is also important. Visit our website and you will a learn a lot of things from the experiences we continue to share.
 
I would advice you to plant the forage grass and legumes that you will feed your goats before even thinking of buying your first goat.
 
Name: Engr. Enrique Waldo
Question / Comment:
are these breeds suitable in the highlands ( Benguet). I am planning to raise goats of this kind but I am not sure if its suitable in our place.
Response:
Maybe you could ask people from the Department of Agriculture, but I guess they will because one time I was invited by DA AMAS to do a presentation about the business opportunity in goat dairying. In the open forum the problem they were mentioning is the pasture area  available around Baguio City and problem of irrigating during the summer months.
 
Goats will adapt with the proper animal husbandry practices.The Saanens and Boers we imported from Australia have adapted from temperate to tropical condition.
 
Name: jombee paras
Question / Comment:
do you still have anglo-nubian bucks for sale? how many? thanks
Response:
We have one available young purebred anglo nubian buckling AGF 1463. You can see the picture at the dairy goats for sale section of our website
 
Name: richard fernando
Question / Comment:
sir art,im from nueva ecija and planning to go into goat raising venture,i used to be a goat buy-and-seller,i did some research and i've come to know about your farm and i was inspired,your website has been very informative,i think i know enough to start pero sbi nyo nga kailangan muna iimprove ang forage kc confined system din po ang balak ko because of limitations sa lupa,i've contacted n din po ung mbrlc at balak ko n nga din umorder s kanila ng seeds,ang blak ko po sana ay indigofera,flemingia at rensonii and also ipil-ipil,ang question ko po ay gaano po kya kdaming buto ang kakailanganin ko,blak ko po kc 50% indigofera,25% rensonii at 25% flemingia,kung 1 hectare po ang tataniman,ilang kilo po kyang seeds ng bwat isa ang kailangan ko po....yun n lng po kc ang hindi ko alam pra maitanim n sana bago magtag-ulan....salamat po and more power to you and god bless...
Response:
I am sorry but I am not to sure kung ganong  kadaming  seeds ang kailangan mo, it would better to be sure, ask the guys at MBLRC their opinion.  Using my guestimates for 1 hectare , I will buy 2 kilos of indigofera. One kilo of indigofera I would use to plant the one hectare and the other one kilo as resrve for future planting. Hope it helps and Good luck. Among the seed you mentioned indigofera is the easiest to establish and gives  the biggest volume of foliage.
 
Name: paulino querubin
Question / Comment:
gud pm, Pwede ho ba bumili ng seeds or plants na pwede itanim para pakain sa kambing. tnx
Response:
Punta ka sa Bureau of Animal Industry sa Visayas Avenue in Quezon City. Go to the forage division and look for Remy Acacio
 
Name: Efren Dimaunahan
Question / Comment:
gud pm..... Ask lang po kung may incoming seminars kayo for goat raising???? interested ako at gusto ko um atend. May available cd or dvd copies ba tungkol sa p[ag aalaga ng kambing??? Thank you ,hope to hear your answers ..
Response:
WE dont do seminars but you are welcome to visit our farm at the back of Iglesia ni Cristo Churh in Alaminos, Laguna. We will show you how we take care of our goats.
 
 
 
 
Name: arnel buscato
Question / Comment:
Hi Sir, iam actually from cebu and would like to start a goat farming please let me know the following information. 1. Is there any ban in transporting goats from your place to cebu. 2. any training available before i purchase the goats, or attachments etc. 3. i want to start the boer goats i want to have a fullblood boer at least more than one year old(1 male) 5 females from different dam and sire.Let me know the availability and timing.Let me know the prices (can i take the top 5%)
Response:
Getting the shipping permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry would be a problem. The main issue is the FMD tag for Luzon and the Visayas and Mindanao are FMD free zone.
 
I suggest you visit farms around you to have a better view of goat raising. Our experience in goat raising are all recorded in our website, go back to it and  read it, you will learn a lot of things.
 
Maybe its just a matter of pricing, if you are willing to pay the price. The top 5% fullblood boers prices starts at Php 40,000 pesos up.
 
Name: meynard adarlo
Question / Comment:
HI! good day po s lahat ng bumubuo ng alaminos goat farm. ask ko lng po kung may program kau about AI or artificial insimination?
Response:
Sorry we don't, but in the future maybe.
 
Name: rolando alboladora
Question / Comment:
sir, magandang araw ho sa inyo. Pagbibili po ba ako sa inyo ng kambing maipapadala po ba ninyo sa probinsiya ng bohol. willing po akong magbayad sa additional cost para sa transportation, malaman ko lamang po kung magkano ang aabutin ng transportation cost para sa apat na kambing.via airplane po ba o by sea. maraming salamat po.
Response:
Shipping to the Visayas is still an issue  with goverment regarding the issuance of shipping permit. Hofefully before the year ends government will allow and come out with a clear guideline regarding  shipping permit issuance.
 
Name: J Alcala
Question / Comment:
Do you feed your goats with Kakawate? How often?
Response:
Yes we do but only a little because we don't have much Kakuate in the farm, its a good feed for ruminants.Our major legumes now is indigofera and mulberry which  we are are planting heavily.
 
Name: June
Question / Comment:
Sir, may for sale bang Mitra line 1 male 2 female young ones for breeding purposes.
Response:
WE have young Mitra line bucks available for sale Php 15,000 to Php 20,000 pesos each. We have no availble female mitra line doe available right  now, we need the female does for our AMS line breeding program..
 
Name: Bryan Knisley
Question / Comment:
Does Alamino's sell goat cream for making ice cream in bulk containers?
Response:
No, we only sell fresh pasteurized goat's milk at the moment.
 
Name: meynard adarlo
Question / Comment:
good day po s lahat ng bumobuo ng pinaka succesfull n farm s balat ng pilipinas. ask ko lng po kung may mga susunod pang batch ng mga cbb's kasi po s ngaun ay hindi p ako makakabili ng cbb's nyo. kakaumpisa ko p lng po kc at ngpapadami p ako ng inahin ko. at ng iipon p po ng pambili ng cbb's. hehehe. tnx and good day po ulit.
Response:
Production of the CBB's is continous, its just a matter of age, since the CBB's are hot
they will come out younger instead of mature CBB's when deamnd is slow. Thanks for your interest.
 
Name: dennis
Question / Comment:
sir Art gud day po..magkano po ba yung isang unit ng milking machine ninyo..salamat..
Response:
The milking  machine will cost you around Php 90,000 pesos.
 
Name: john jason austria
Question / Comment:
good day agf... ask ko lang what is the desired distance in planting indigofera? para mas maging mayabong siya. planning to visit your farm when i go home by april or may. pasama na lang ako dun sa friend ko na nakabili jan ng saanen buck from bagac, bataan.
Response:
30 to 40 centimeters if you want more  foiliages since you will have more indigofera planted per square meters. If you intend to produce seeds it would require more space say one or two meters apart. The key to produce more leaves is to prune the tree when they reach one meter during their growth stage to 50 centimeters. We like them at their mature stage at 4 to 5 ft for easier cutting of foliages for feeding.
 
We add composted goat manure to fertilize our indigofera and it works. Indigofera is
the easiest to plant among the legumes we planted so far with malunggay as the hardest during the wet season.
 
Name: Vicentito Isles
Question / Comment:
Anong magandang lalaking kambing ang pwede na ipalahi o ibaba sa anglo nubian na babae?
Response:

A Saanen buck would be nice buck to mate with an anglo nubian doe. You will have the advantage of hybrid viguor. Fast growing and big size next generation goats with good milking.

 
Name: mark
Question / Comment:
Good day sir art! Just want to ask you po regarding slaughter boer goat meat? Nasa ilang percent po ng live weight ng isang boer goat ang nadederive nyo na meat kapag inislaughter nyo na ito? For example po you have a goat for slaughter with a live weight of 50kg, nasa ilang kilo po yung magiging meat nya kapag inislaughter ito base on your slaughtering expirience? Thanks! mark
Response:
A Boer buck would dress out to 50 to  52 % percent.
 
Name: Mellanie Pascua
Question / Comment:
Dear Sir, Salamat at nakita ko yung website ng alaminos goat farm, matagal ko na po kc planong magkaroon or mag business ng goat farm, Im a native of Bulacan and had vacant lot to use, before po kc may poultry farm ang parents ko and until di na po sya naging maganda because madami na po ka ka competencya like wise nawala na din ang father ko kya po walang nagtuloy ng business. Gustong Gusto po naming mag asawa na matuto ng goat raising, paano nyo po ba ako matutulungan, may mga seminar po ba sa farm nyo, itinuturo din po ba kung paano at kung saan kami pede magsimula ng goat business . maraming salamat lanie
Response:
Our website contains almost all our experiences in raising goats and I am inviting you to visit our farm in Alaminos to see how we work raising goats efficiently.
 
Sorry we don't conduct seminars.
 
Name: Beverly Abad
Question / Comment:
Hello! your farm is so inspiring. Do you have seminars on how the operation of the business works? even just the basic goat raising? something doable for starters? Thank you very much. More power to you!
 
Name: Mang Boy
Question / Comment:
Sir...Anu po ba ang dapat gawin para mang kasta ang aming kambing na barakong Boer Goat at Paano ang paraan ng inyung pag-papakasta sa nag lalading kambing sa barakong boer goats ...........Kasi po ayaw kumasta ng barakung Boer goat na binili namin sa inyu ........................... At kung ok lang po ba na ipakain ang repolyong pinag balatan sa kambing na binili namin sa inyo??????
Response:
Sometimes change of environment and different kind of goats places the boer buck confused in his new environment. It would be a good idea to separate the buck from the herd. Sometimes injecting Vit ADE helps. It would be a good idea to break him slowly by bringing a doe in heat to his pen. Call me.
 
If the goats will eat it why not.
 
Name: JOHN
Question / Comment:
Hi Sir Art happy birthday and congratulations on your birthday and the success of your farm,is the indegofera that you feed kakawate or is it simalar features and how good is the kakawate for the goats is it ok to feed them the kakawate,because we cant find indigofera or the seeds any were in the manila area allso is it safe to feed mango leaves and black berry leaves happy birthday sir Art and god bless and may you keep having good success and big thanks for all you do for the goat industry and the philippines i hope everyone realizes and apreciates the hard work you put into your goats thanks.......
Response:

Thanks, you can try NDA or Bai office in Visayas avenue Quezon, City for seeds of Indigofera or Mindanao Baptist in Bansalan. Indigofera is different from kakwate but both are good feeds for goats. Goats are good in eating whats good for them.

 
Name: robert valeria
Question / Comment:
hi! Sir Art... any news about bringing your goats here in mindanao? do you think the Alpine goat bred and La Mancha bred will survive here in Philippines? by the way, where we can buy a ANAA (alpha napthalyne acetic acid)? and please can you give us the name of the basic mixing of your feeds? i mean, what kind of concentrated do you mix..? if you do'nt mind please!!! it will help us a lot... if you will not gona tell the ratio, does'nt matter!!! as long as we can know what to feed our goat a right kind of concentrated mixed... Thank You And More Power.....
Response:
You can buy Anaa from your agricultural supply store selling fertilizer. We are looking at this year, we saw an administrative order no 12 dated 2009 stating that ruminants are not covered by the ban but will require some procedure to get shipping permit from BAI. We are trying to find out about the requirements in shipping breeders to the Visayas and Mindanao. Once we get a clear step by step procedure we will post it in our website.
 
La Manchas,Alphine will survive provided proper animal husbandry practice. We put our dairy goats in full confinement and focus on nutrition. That our secret in achieving a 305 days lactation period of over 2  kilos per day.
 
In formulating your feed concentrate the important thing is to find out what are available in your area and the price. The energy level of our feeds is close to corn 11.8 mega joules/ kilogram with protein content of 18% for our milking goats plus the micro minerals, vitamins ,calcium and phosporous.
 
If you are from Mindanao corn bran would be great, copra meal, rice bran.
 
Name: Ans Sambo
Question / Comment:
Hi, there! Just want to ask if I can go and visit your farm, learn more on raising Boer goats. Thanks Ans Sambo Batangas City
Response:
Yes you are welcome to visit our farm at the back of Iglesia ni Cristo Church in Alaminos. Laguna.
 
Name: Che lopez
Question / Comment:
meron ho ba kyong free seminars about goat farming kung meron kailan ho ba eto?pwede rin ho bang mag tour sa inyong goats farm?Thank you po!
Response:
You are welcome to visit our farm and see our goat operation.
 
Name: marco zoreno
Question / Comment:
Hi, Magandang araw po, nabebenta po ba kayo ng Dairy goats, magkano po presyo? Thanks
Response:
At the moment we need our female dairy goats for our expansion, we only sell at the moment the males but by early next year we will start selling the females. A purebred Saanen doe sells at Php 25,000 pesos when they become available next year.
 
Name: Jaggy Navarro
Question / Comment:
gandang araw po! am looking for supplier po ng drip tape. sino kaya nagbebenta nito? meron ba silang website? salamat po.
Response:
Call Greg at 0920 5223761, he supplied the drip tape we are using.
 
Name: meynard
Question / Comment:
good day po! available p po b un Cbb's ninyo. un tig 12000 po. and nrireach po b nya un laki ng fullblooded n boer. tnx po
Response:
Yes its available, its basically the same bloodline of  a fullblood boer. Provided with good nutrition it will reach its full potential in terms of size and performance of a fullblood boer.
 
Name: Noel Medina
Question / Comment:
Hi Art. I've been reading a lot of articles about goat raising and your website is giving me a lot of helpful information. I'm in the process of looking for a piece of land here in Batangas and plant forage grass and legumes and eventually to raise/breed goats. My first venture would be on meat production. My plan is to get at least a dozen of natives does and buy an imported buck. I've learned that Boer is best for meat, Anglo Nubian for boat meat and milk and Saanen for milk production. I want to multiply my herd the fastest way possible and based on your latest article, it's the Saanen buck that I need for my native does for them to produce milk sustainable for kidding. My question is how much is a good Saanen Buck? How old is an ideal buck as breeder? Or is it better for me to go for a Boer buck instead? I have no experience raising livestock but I got interested and inspired by my officemate which is also a customer of yours. I'm seeing a lot of potential in goat raisin
Response:
A purebred Saanen buck will cost you  Php 25,000 pesos, F3 Saanen buck is Php 15,000 pesos. A commercial Boer buck will cost Php 15,000 pesos. Its your call.
 
Name: andrew
Question / Comment:
can we feed malunggay to goats?
Response:
Yes malunggay is a good feed for goats.
 
Name: andrew
Question / Comment:
sir how do you make feed concentrate? i tried feeding my buck wheat pollard and corn grain but he won't eat it... do i have to mix it with some water and grass? pls enlighten me! thanks a lot!
Response:

Add a little molasses to improve palatabilty. Read more from our website about nutrtion and you will learn a lot of things.

 
Name: rick
Question / Comment:
hi sir art,tanong ko lang po sana, iba po ba yung gumamela sa mulberry na itinatanim nyo para sa goat food?
Response:

Iba yung gumamela, ang mulberry leaves ay ginagamit para pagkain ng silkworm in the production of silk for the seri culture industry. Its about 18% protein and it is 80% digestable. It is very palatable with its soft texture, goats love them. Experts tells me that feeding mulberry could be  good  for dairy goats.

 
Name: rick
Question / Comment:
Hi, nasa ilang kilo po yung mga CBB nyo na 12,000 php?
Response:
35 to 40 kilos less than a year in age.
 
Name: Jericho D imayuga
Question / Comment:
gandang hapon sir. balak ko sana bumili sainyo ng boer at anglo ung mg asawa mgkanu yun?. at nag bibili po ba kayo ng pang tanim na pakain at feeds? ang gusto ko kasi ung my anak na. alin ba ang maganda ang babae ang boer o ang anglo?.meron din po ako kambing dito mahaba din ang tenga niya pero hind ko alam ang lahi.nasa 25 kilo n ata yun pwede din kaya pababahin dun ang buck ninyo? taga batangas balete po ako. sige po salamat.
 
Name: Henry Adobor
Question / Comment:
Dear Friend, I am in the process of starting a goat farm in Ghana. I will import the breed stock from South Africa. Reading about your farm inspire me. I think I can learn a lot from your experience since our climatic conditions are similar to yours. My question is as a start, how many goats would you recommend? Also, what ages, weight do you think is best to start with. Thanks a lot and wishing you even greater sucess in the years ahead. Best, Henry
 
Name: Jobel
Question / Comment:
Good day po, Could you please recommend what is the best breed of goat to be raise for a beginner? Gusto ko po na mag alaga ng kambing sa lugar namin,less than a hectare lang po ang lupa ko,enough na po ba yan sa kaunting bilang ng kambing? Sa nabasa ko po sa inyong website ya napakaganda po ng inyong mga ginawa.Nakakatulong po kayo ng malaki sa ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan po ng pagbibigay at pag share ninyo ng mga tips at paraan sa pag-aalaga ng kambing, pag eencourage sa mga gusto mag alaga at pag challenge sa gobyerno na gumawa ng aksyon. Isa po ako sa nagkaroon ng lakas ng loob na pasokin ito.Dati kasi di gaanong kumakain ng kambing ang mga kababayan ko lalong lalo na ang mga kabatan pero ngayon ay natuto na. Nabasa ko na po lahat mga tips ninyo pero palagay ko kulang pa ito. Mayroon po ba kayong alam na nagbibigay ng seminar ukol dito? Needless to say,isa po pala akong OFW na nakatira sa Cebu. Isa po ako sa naniniwala sa sinasabi ninyo na may magandang hinaharap an
Response:
I would recommend that you plant  forage grass and legumes first, wait for it to be established before you buy your first goat. Visit as many goat farm as you can to learn from them. At the same time scout for possible source of the breeder goats you will buy. For a beginner I would recommend a Saanen or Anglo Nubian buck. For the females look for upgraded ones so you will have good start. Keep reading articles in our website , it tells a complete story of what we did. Good Luck
 
Name: rick
Question / Comment:
Hi sirt art, good day! Im planning to start a goat farm in our place in batangas. I have a land pero part of which is ginagamit ng uncle ko for piggery but there is still enough space para s aking goat farm. Ang tanong ko po sana, is there any disadvantage or risk kung medyo malapit s piggery ang goat farm ko. Could you see any risk especially sa pagkalat ng disease kung malapit ito sa piggery. How far would you suggest dapat na distance ang gawin ko? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks! -Rick
Response:
I have seen goats in some piggeries with big vacant space and the goats seems to be doing well. The goats were even going under the elevated flooring of the starter house waiting for feeds falling from the feeder. I guess if your land is big with space to plant forage grass and legumes, they will be alright. Disease will always be a problem pigs or no pigs, thats part of raising livestock. The farther the better.
 
Name: Honorato Atienza
Question / Comment:
magkanu ngayn ang bintahan nyo ng pure na boer na kambing lalake at inahing kambing.
Response:
Young CBB's lalake one year below Php 12.000. Pure babae Boer Php 24,000 pesos
 
Name: Eddie
Question / Comment:
We are trying to raise native goats and do not know what kind of grain to feed. I was wondering if you can give me any idea as what they would need. Next can the Boer be cross bread with the native? Thank you for your time v/r Eddie
Response:
If its native goat I suggest you focus on forage grass and legumes for feeding. yes its possible but you have to choose the bigger native females
 
Name: Rommel Musngi
Question / Comment:
'Gandang gabi, AGF! Do you still have available young CBBs? Kindlyt advise. Thanks and stay safe!
Response:
The young CBB's are still available at Php 12.000 pesos per head but are fast going. The mature CBB's are now all gone.
 
Name: meynard
Question / Comment:
available p po b ang mga cbb nyo
Response:
Yes they are available now.
 
Name: JOHN JASON AUSTRIA
Question / Comment:
yung mga binibenta nyo na cbb at iba pang fullblood at purebreed goats meron po bang papers?o registered ba siya?
Response:

The CBB's don't  have pedigree papers but we can give complete records about their history For the fullblood boers, I guess we can provide pedigree papers but it will take  sometime say  6 months from date of purchase. I  guess you have to trust us about the records of our Boers.

 
Name: john jason r. austria
Question / Comment:
sir good day, kung bibili po ba ako ng boer diyan puede po ba dun sa top 15% at magkano po? just send yung sagot to my mail. At my available service po ba diyan sa alaminos na for hire going to balanga, bataan.
Response:
All our sales are pick up at our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. The Top 15% of the herd starts at Php 30 thousand with the top 5% going at  Php 50 thousand pesos.
 
Name: Art Almeda
Question / Comment:
We are sorry for taking to long answering your queries, our guess book got filled up with spam mails. Sometimes when we do not answer your questions it means it is way beyond our expertise.
 
Name: Julius I. Tabalan
Question / Comment:
What breed of goat is suited in the weather condition of Bicol region?
Response:
If its raining you need suitable housing for your goats to protect them from the rain and wind draft. The Boers, Anglos and the natives goats will be alright in Bicol, that is what our friends from Bicol raise.
 
Name: Leigh Corpuz
Question / Comment:
Sir can you pls inform us kung saan pwede bumili ng seedlings ng napier grass , legumes , and indigofera.for our boer goats? thanks.
Response:
Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center in Banzalan.
 
Name: Warui Ngumo
Question / Comment:
Hello, My name is Warui from Kenya. Just read your website and was intrested to know more about goat farming. do you have something like publication or books? I am interested to know about the structures, how to feed them...any information will help. thats good work
 
Name: Abdulwahid Tahir Abdulhakim
Question / Comment:
Dear Sir/Madame, I intend to establish goat raising in my 2 hectares farmland in southern philippines, so what is my first step to provide????
Response:

Start planting forage grass and plenty of legumes. we buy oru seeds from Mindanao Bapptist Rural Life Center in Banzalan

 
Name: Abdulwahid Tahir Abdulhakim
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, I intend to visit your farm sa bakasyon ko galing abroad this coming May 2010, ano ba kelangan para makapasok ako sa farm???
Response:
You are welcome to come in the morning to for a short farm visit.
 
Name: Chetan
Question / Comment:
Dear Sirs, I stay in Bangalore, India. How many goats we can have per acre in grazing or stall fed. If we have cross breed of Boer with local Indian goats. Thanks, Chetan
Response:
In our farm where we do stall feeding cut and carry style a hectare (10,000 square meters) planted heavily with napier, centrosema and some tree legumes provides forage for 50 heads of goats.
 
Name: Rahul Shekhawat
Question / Comment:
I am interested in buying Sannen and Boer Goats from your farm please advice how i can transport up to India by Air. Pricing of 3+3 Male and Female of both the breeds and other breeds available at your farm.
Response:

Sorry we are unable to supply overseas, at the moment we are focus in supplying the market in the island of Luzon in the Philippines. In the future when we are ready we will announce it in our website. Thanks for your interest.

 
Name: boy
Question / Comment:
hi,good day! tanung ko lang po sana, nasa ilang kilo po ung binebenta nyo na F3 Saanen doe na nsa mga 1yr old? And magkanu po sya? And yun pong 1 yr old na saanen buck nyo,nsa ilang kilo din po? balak ko po sana kumuha s inyo pra s upgrade ng herd namin.thank you po. Boy
Response:
Sorry at the moment we dont have any available F3 Saanen doe for sale, what we have now are  F3 Saanen buck which we sell at Php 15,000 pesos. Weight range is about 40 to 50 kilos.
 
Name: mikmik
Question / Comment:
magkano po ung milk star? ska po magkano kambing, ung pong pangkatay? tnx po and god bless.
Response:
Milk Star goats milk is sold at supermarket at Php 132 pesos per liter. We sell our slaughter goats at Php 120 per kilo live pick up at our farm in Alaminos, Laguna
 
Name: Alenell A. Villaraiz
Question / Comment:
Do you have plans on venturing beauty products using fresh goats milk?
Response:
In the future it will be an option.
 
Name: louie
Question / Comment:
hi, Do you have a milk star here in cebu na po? any sales agent here?
Response:
We are only available in Metro Manila at selected SM Supermarket stores.
 
Name: Dennis Garcia
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, Eversince I really wanted to have a goat farm on my own. I live here in Orion, Bataan. We have 1 hectare land here and planning to raise goats. At first, I am planning to raise native goats and eventually shift to higher breed like the ones that you're raising. I already collected stylo seeds from BAI and next month we will plant them. Is it advisable to start with native goats or the higher breed? Also I hope I can visit your farm one of these days. Thanks and more power!!! :)
 
Name: paulo mantuano
Question / Comment:
good day, sir art, I've just got some seeds of centrocema, indigofera, stylo, rensoni, sysbania and some tricantera plants. Now i'm just planning to grow them in seed baskets then re-plant this coming rainy season. may I ask which should I plant more for a cut and carry style of forage crop and which is good for a free range area around 300 sq. meters
Response:
Yes that would be a good start, for us the easiest to plant is indigofera that is why its our main legume for our cut and carry style feeding.
 
For the free range they are  allright provided that they are mature first before you release the goat and dont over graze them  or else the legumes will die. Do rotational grazing.
 
Name: Jinan Magpuri
Question / Comment:
Hi Mr. Art, Good job on your farm! I am planning on buying some Commercial Boer Bucks from you guys for my plan little farm in Lucban, Quezon in the very very near future (few months). Anyways, my qestion is where can I buy about 10-5 native does to pair up with your 3-5 CBB. Thank you, Jinan Magpuri
Response:

Try to look around where you see farmers raising goats. Another option is to go to Padre Garcia in Batangas every Friday at the auction market.

 
Name: Arnaldo S. Albelda
Question / Comment:
Magandang umaga sa inyo lahat. Puwede po bang makabili ng isang lalaking kambing na puwede palahian. Gusto ko po sana magparami ng magagandang kambing. Magkano po kaya ang magiging presyo pati na delivery sa Samal, Bataan. Maraming salamat po.
Response:
We sell our Commercial Boer Buck at Php 15thousand pesos. Sorry all our sales are pick up in our farm at the back of Iglesia Ni Cristo Church, Alaminos, Laguna
 
Name: sharon
Question / Comment:
my goat is getting skinny everyday, i already dewormed her what should i do?
Response:

Try to study the nutritional requirement of goats. In most cases proper legumes and forage grass would do the trick and  if it dont its time to cull your goat and look for a replacement.

 
Name: mark
Question / Comment:
Hi,good day! Thank you for your website, this is very informartive lalo na sa mga magsisimula pa sa goat raising business. Im mark 24y/o from batangas, im planning to start an improvement program sa mga alaga naming kambing. And im interested of buying goat from you pag uwi ko. Ask ko sana, yun po bang F3 saanen buck na binebenta nyo is nasa ilang kilo yun and how old. Kung yung mga 1year old na F3 saanen buck nyo,nsa ilang kilo po sya. and gusto ko sana itanung, pag sinabing F3 saanen, pure saanen ang buck nya di ba, tapos anung lahi po ng doe n ginamit dun? Mejo maliliit po kc yung mga native doe namin ngaun, wala pa siguro s 20kg. Pra iimprove po ung herd ng aming native doe,anu po ang mas maiaadvise nyo, use an F3 saanen doe first then soon we could use a purebred boer back. Or use ung CBB nyo first with our native does, then use purebred saanen buck on 2nd generation. Please give me some advice po on how to start our improvement program. Meat production ang primary interest ko,pe
Response:
I would recommend a purebred Saanen buck or an F3 Saanen buck to upgrade the native doe. Our experience in using a saanen buck with our upgrade indicate that it will increase the size, height, length and the the most important is increase udder size. All kids would probably be white in color. The females when selected well would be ideal replacement breeder to cross with the CBB buck. In all these you take advantage of hybrid vigor resulting to bigger, fast growing and stronger goats
 
Hope it helps.
 
Name: PEPITO R. ANDOY
Question / Comment:
If i have to order a dairy goat like Mitra Line Does.. how i will do it ? since i am residing in Opol, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. I am very interested w/ your good looking Mitra line Does.
Response:
The waiting time for the Mitra Line doe for Luzon buyers  is almost a year. Shipping to Mindanao and Visayas is still a problem because of fmd issues. So I guess it would be some time before we can ship to Mindanao.
 
Name: ronald v gigante
Question / Comment:
anu po sa tagalog ang mulberry un lang pop salamat.. kami po ung buminli sainyo taga brgy.tulo calmba laguna salamat taohan po ako ni mrs.ramos
Response:
I dont know the Tagalog name but mulberry is common in the Philippines because its leaves are fed to silk worm to produce silk.
 
Name: nur hernandez
Question / Comment:
sir may we know from u if u have available halal slaugther man who slaugther the goat? we are needing halal goat of meat. we supply to other resto here in manila...also if u r selling live goat how much its cost per kilo? thank you mr. nur
Response:
We dont do halal slaughter at the moment  but maybe in the future. We sell live goats at Php 120 pesos kilo live ex farm in Alaminos, Laguna.
 
Name: Roger Navallo
Question / Comment:
Sir, I have 4 hectares of unirrigated farm lot which i considered useful for goat farming as source of meat. From reading your responses to questions, i have planned the following: Farm preparation: 1) 3 hectares to be planted this coming rainy season with lots of forage grass and legumes ahead of the goats. 2) Out of these 3 hectares, two hectares will be alloted for 60 herds and divide the farm into 2 for rotational grazing. Do i need to introduce the herds 9 to 12 months after planting? 3) The remaining one hectare, divided into two for rotational grazing, will be allocated for 1 Boer Buck and 25 Boer Does. Can you provide these requirements and for how much at today's selling price? Can this combination enough to replace 60 herds per season. Can i introduce them 6 months after planting? 4) One hectare shall be allocated for containment, warehouse and living quarters and other infra structures. Thank you for your reply. Kind regards, Roger
Response:
I suggest that you wait for a year before you introduce the goats to your grazing area. In making this statement I want to be sure that what you planted are already established. In setting up your grazing area make sure you make it like a salad garden, a combination of legumes and forage grass, the more the better. I would also  recommend that you set aside a portion for your forage grass and legumes for cut and carry style during the rainy season.
 
Always remember goats won't tolerate the rains, they are susceptible to pneumonia.The number one killer of goats in the range is cocidia, this is something you have to watch out during the change of the weather form dry to wet.
 
Know your market well in your area before you decide what type of goats you will raise. and buy. Find out what the market wants in your area. Marketing is  a key issue that a lot of raisers have not seriously considered whent they go into goat raising. A lot of the raisers thinks that the key is to produce and the market will always  be there. You need to find out how much the market is willing to pay for the goats you will be producing. At the end of the day you need to sell your goats at a profit when you sell them.
 
For pricing please visit our website.
 
Name: mc do
Question / Comment:
sir nasa ilan kilo na po ba ang cbb na 15000 nyo...tnks
Response:
Fifty kilos up.
 
Name: harvey
Question / Comment:
ask ko lang po kung available pa yung mga boer buck nyo? fullblood po ba yung tag 12,000? ilang mos. po yun? nagkamali po kasi ako, nakabili ako last march sa bay, laguna kay romy almeda kaso mahina po siya ayaw umasawa daig pa ng mestiso.puro mestiso po kasi kambing ko. pwede napo kaya gamitin yung tag 12,000 nyo? ayoko napo balik sa bay, laguna. subukan ko po sa inyo.
Response:
I would advice you to buy the mature CBB's at Php 15,000 peosos, they are ready to use.The young CBB's are 8 to 10 months old and are for sale at Php 12,000 pesos. It s your choice they are all  fullblood boers.
 
Name: gilbert
Question / Comment:
good day sir ask ko lang kung anung magandang breeding line ang pwede sa lugar ko na bundok at malamig its foggy always in the moorning ?what is forage grass can u send me a picture of grass that i can plant before i start on this busness .how many type of grass do i have to plant ?thanks and more power !
Response:
The Boers, Saanen, Anglos or the native will be okay its for you to decide. You can plant napier grass, stylo, indigofera, humitigola and many others. The more you plant the more your chances for the goats to meet its nutritional requirement. For the seeds you can go to the office of Bureau of Animal Industry, forage division, Visayas Avenue, Quezon, City. Look for Remy Acacio she could help you out.
 
Pictures you can surf the web for information and pictures, thats what we do when we need information.
 
Name: Abdulwahid Tahir Abdulhakim
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, I intend to visit your farm sa bakasyon ko galing abroad this coming May 09, ano ba kelangan para makapasok ako sa farm???
Response:
Just email when you are coming we will welcome you for a visit
 
Name: Mario Barroga
Question / Comment:
I would like to start a goat farm. I have a small farm abour 5000 sq. meters and would like to invest about P 100,000. Please advise me how to go about this. I would like to buy my goats from you.
Response:
Plant a lot of forage grass and legumes ahead of the goats. This would provide your forage time to be established. Goat need a lot of forage rich in protein and high digestabilty.
 
Name: jjbanaag
Question / Comment:
Sir, as of today, kumusta na si agf 1100? just curious about that very handsome buck. thanks and more power!
Response:
We sold AGF 1100 to a breeder in Pampanga. He made an offer we could not resist.
 
Name: Mario Barroga
Question / Comment:
I read about carbonized rice hull in your questions/answer portion. what is it and how to make it, and how do we use it for beddings.
 
Name: caloy
Question / Comment:
Good Day! Sir how do you manage goat manure? Can you provide me some tips on how to handle manure on goat farms. Do I need to build septic tanks for these? Thanks!! Mabuhay...you have a very nice farm.. Regards, Caloy
 
Name: Ronald La Union
Question / Comment:
Greetings Mr. Art. Where can we buy seedlings of legumes and forage grass? Do you sell seedlings of these plants? how much?
 
Name: Rene De Jesus
Question / Comment:
I am planning to put up a goat farm in magalang, pampanga. The housing will be the litter type, with concrete flooring with about four (4) inch rice straw as bedding. Has anybody tried this type? The soiled straw will be changed every month or as needed and composted for plant use. It is turning out to be a lot cheaper than the raised type bamboo slat as flooring. Thanks for the reply.
 
Name: David Sarti
Question / Comment:
what is the brand name of your pasturizing and filling equipment? I tryied to look up Milk-Pro and found nothing
Response:
Visit his website http://www.milk-pro.com/gallery.htm
 
Name: Johanna Mata
Question / Comment:
I am assigned in coordinating field trip destinations for our preschool students. I was just wondering if you allow field trips in your farm. If yes, who do we contact. Thanks.
 
Name: joseph oyardo
Question / Comment:
hi,,,if i order 10 goats for breeding free delivery na po ba yon? dito po ako sa bicol cam sur..salamat po
Response:
Sorry all our sales are pickup from our farm in Alaminos, Laguna. We've sold a lot of goats to customers in Bicol and they pick it up in Alaminos.
 
Name: Carlos Camacho
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, Good day po, ask ko lang kung ano 'yon "hematigola", is it a kind of grass? What's another term/name for hematigola? Thanks po, Carlos
Response:
Yes it is a  forage grass, to get more information go to the forage division of Bureau of Animal Industry, Forage  Division in Quezon, City and look for Remi Acasio.
 
Name: michael
Question / Comment:
I want to start a goat farm but I work overseas.I plan to hire help and want to send him to seminars and also hands-on training before starting.I am wondering if your farm train/teach potential goat farmers.thanks...
 
Name: Ronnie DeLoatch
Question / Comment:
Hello My name is Ronnie DeLoatch from North Carolina here in the USA. I plan to marry a girl from the Philippines. We like to start raising boar goats there at her farm. I don't know a lot about the Philippines but if I buy boar goats from you how do I get them from your farm to Del Carmen, Surigao. I like to start with two nannys and one billy.Please write me back and let me know how they could be moved from your place to her place.
Response:
It will a better option to look for goats in Mindanao, at the moment
shipping from my place to Surigao is a problem because of
government restriction.
 
Name: Dennis Salazar
Question / Comment:
Hi, Just to ask what is Indigofera in Filipino name? Dennis
 
Name: Fred Lopez
Question / Comment:
Magandang Hapon po, Anu pong bus ang pwede sakyan from Sto. Tomas papunta sa inyo? TY.
Response:

Take a bus or jeep going to San Pablo City.

 
Name: Fred Lopez
Question / Comment:
I am very interested in retailing dressed goat meat here in Las Pinas. I'd like to know what your prices are for dressed goat meat, and if you sell the offal. I am also interested in selling cooked goat dishes on a per order basis. Do you do deliveries to Metro Manila? how much would the meat cost if we do our own pick up? Do you have a specific day that you slaughter and prepare the meat or do you have an existing stock for pick up? Thank you Fred Lopez
Response:
We can supply live pickup in Alaminos, Laguna at Php 120 pesos per kilo.
 
Name: Arden AMOGOD
Question / Comment:
SIR, I am planning to prepare a small lot for the needed forages for my palanned goat farming. I am from Cagayan De Oro City and have previously made some querries with you.I have learned to find access from all your recommended forages and preparations for the farm. However I have not find the avilability of one variety near my area, the Mulberry. I recalled you mentioned some supplier in Davao (which you have 50% survival rate) for the purpose of completing best choices, can you help me with their contacts and other details so I can try and purchase the same. I am currently on a overseas work and will be ending my contract soon. I will also be on vacation this coming yuletide season and want to maximize everything to learn some actual application starting with land preparation. I am also hoping to have a visit in your farm to learn more and possibly acquire PBs from you. Your success and encouragement is what makes my eagernees to venture in this investment. Thank you mo
Response:
I buy my seeds from Mindanao Baptist (MBRLC). I can not recommend the guy from Davao because I don't trust him to provide good planting material
based on our experience with him.
 
mbrlc@mozcom.com  email address,  contact person Henrylito Tacio
 
Name: zaldy valete
Question / Comment:
panu po tinatanim ang napier grass? 1)dapat ba may tubig sya n parang palay? 2)or sa tuyong lupa at dinidiligan lang? 3)bukod sa damo,ilang beses sa isang araw binibigyan ng food supplement ang kambing? 4)pwede ba na ang anak ng lalakeng boer mula sa babae pwede ba mag mate?
Response:
I would recommend that you plant your napier now with the wet season, once its established no need to water them the rain will do it. I would recommend that you plant more legumes like centrosema, indigofera, ipiiipil and others.
 
We avoid inbreeding  to avoid  weak and slow growing kids.
 
Name: Jose Ira Borromeo
Question / Comment:
Good day AGF: Im very interested in Goat farming> should you have a seminar/study visit in your farm, please let me know. i want to start small producing your mitra lines. thanks so much Ira borromeo
Response:
Sorry we don't conduct seminars but you are welcome to visit our farm and see our operation. Our Mitra Line is our top seller and big demand keeps us on our toes to increase production. Stocks for our Mitra line are a problem because of tight supply.
 
Name: mc do
Question / Comment:
sir nasa ilan buwan na ba ang mitra line buck nyo...na nasa presyong 20000php.
Response:

We sell our Mitra Line buck  at 10 months old, the kidding season started last October and they will be available in August 2010. They dont last long because of the big demand for our Mitra Line bucks. Buyers would usually buy them when they are much younger to have the first choice when they see them at the farm.

 
Name: Red Calata
Question / Comment:
Good day! I am a newby on goat raising from Bulacan. My father and I always wanted to buy a boer (male) but never got a chance to get affordable ones. We are newbies that is why we want to buy a good material and the same time have a good knowledge on how to take care of them. My questions are: Do you have any seminar that you usually offer or take for goat raising especially boer goats? Or do you have a feeding guide? medication tables? during their critical weeks? How is the business on goat meat? How do you produce commercial for meat purpose? Should we buy a boer on your farm? Is it safe to travel them form Laguna to Bulacan? How about quarantine on the roads, will there be any trouble? Sorry for my asking, but I am interested with your boers. Hoping for your response. Respectfully yours Red Calata
Response:
Our website contains these information about raising goats based on our experience, read and you will learn a lot. Come and visit us at the back of Iglesia ni Cristo church in Alaminos, Laguna and I will show you how we take care of our Boer goats. Regarding shipping from Laguna to Bulacan I see no big problem provided they are handled properly.
 
Upon arrival in your farm rest your goats for three hours and add electorlyte or dextorse powder in the drinking water. You can buy these from feed store or from Mercury drugstore. Provide the goat good forage and legumes.
 
Hope it helps.
 
Name: marwin de Roma
Question / Comment:
Good day sir Art tanong ko lang gaano katagal magpadami o magpalaki ng napier grass , plamigia at setrosena para sa 1hectar land meron na kasi ako na konting kambing pero native lang balak ko kasi cut &carry tnx and more power
Response:
Now is the time to plant your forage grass and legumes with the abundant rains. After one year it will be well established.
 
Name: Clint Adams
Question / Comment:
Hello, I seen your website on the internet and I am looking for a little advice and expertise from Goat Farmers. I am interested in starting my own Goat Farm Business for their meat. I am wanting to start with a small herd on a 1 acre piece of land I have. My question I have for you is, what would you consider to be to many goats for 1 acre? And what is the best thing that you have found to feed goats, if you are raising them for their meat? Sincerely, Clint Adams Ocala, Fl
Response:
I am more familiar with 1 hectare (10,000 square meters) with improve pasture combination of legumes and forage grass I'd say 50 heads.Centrosema, indigofera with napier grass and mulberry plus hematigola.
 
Name: Shelby Punzalan
Question / Comment:
I would like to inquire if I would be able to buy wholesale goat's milk from your farm? thanks
Response:
Please call Toti Almeda our brand manager at 09175001982, he handles the marketing of Milk Star fresh goat's milk
 
Name: Bob Parreno
Question / Comment:
May I know if the operation of your farm was not affected by the onslought of typhon Ondoy, Peping, Ramil and Santi. What I know is that goats especially the pure breed ones are quite sensitive to climate change. How were you able to safeguard your herd from flooding, strong winds and heavy rains. Is goat farming still viable with this condition?
Response:
During the wet season our purebred goats are in full confinement, in elevated slotted floors. We have tarpulin curtains to prevent the winds and rain from getting inside the pens. The system is expensive but we dont have problems during the wet season.
 
Name: jonas duran
Question / Comment:
thanks for answering my questions. well I see that your company is really performing very well and so I expect that in the succeeding days or months to come, we may finally see your products in the shelves of our local supermarkets. Thank you so much for the inspiration that you share for us, I hope that I could visit AGF in the near future. Godbless
 
Name: Bill Jaeger
Question / Comment:
Greetings, I am considering an investment in land, and, for various reasons, am considering a goat farm. I was wondering if you would consider buying milk wholesale from another producer, especially if he were milking Saanans. If so, what would you consider to be a reasonable price per liter in today's market (non-binding and only a ballpark estimate, of course). You guys have done such a great job with your product line, from pasture to shelf. I'm overwhelmed, and can't imagine duplicating your efforts. Any room in your supply chain for someone only interested in producing the milk? Thanks and regards, Bill Jaeger
 
Name: Robert Martin
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, Firstly, i would like to congratulate you on your success and continued development in your goat business. I really admire how you are dishing out so much effort in giving our kababayans info on establishing their own goat farm. I am looking at building our own medium size goat farm in Zamboanga Sibugay, targeting meat production as the place has muslim dominated population. As i am based in abroad and living in bulacan my in laws in Sibugay are going to look over the business. I would like to purchase a pair of Boers and an Anglo Nubian Buck, we had already started herding some natives that we would like to cross by these breeds. Do you have an idea how i can bring them to Sibugay? or can you suggest what are the best possible ways to bring them there. Please email me you price and looking forward to your reply. Thanks and Regards - Robert
 
Name: Elmer Castillo
Question / Comment:
I read in the Manila Bulletin that you produce Boer Goat Hide. May I know the price range as well as where we can take a look at them? Thanks. Elmer
 
Name: jonas Duran
Question / Comment:
Good day! Way back then i've asked you why did go for goat dairying instead of meat but I was surprised and a bit interested when I opened your site this time. Value added products were finally introduced and developed by your well managed company. Well that's quite an edge because you guys are really aggressive. It's an inspiration for all of us to follow your entrepreneurial prowess. Is it okay if by any chance we would incorporate Goat raising in a hog or layer farm ? Thanks and God bless! Good job in the Last Agri-Link.
Response:

Focus is an important facet of successful entrepreneurs and if it will not distract you from what you are doing why not. The only worries that I see is, will it not aggravate problems with flies? The value added products were developed by APDC an attach agency of the Bureau of Animal Industry as part of our Goat Meat Standard Initiatives with them.

 
Name: Bernard Brion B. Rosales
Question / Comment:
dear sir, Good day sir,im Bernard thank you for sharing your experience in goat raising in our country.I'm inspired by you work and also interested to put up goat raising here in Zamboanga del sur, in fact i started already planted napier grass and various tree legumes in my farm. Hopefully by next year i could start 20 heads of doe and 2 breeder bucks and hoping by that time you already have permit to transport your goats here in Mindanao,Sir Art can you pls. help me to gather 15 persons who are interested in goat raising b'coz the MBRLC in bansalan Davao del Sur will conduct training about goat raising. They need 15 persons so they can start the training, i have 4 persons including me are interested to go there ,training fee is not cost high. For those interested they can contact my CP # 09182676104 or email at rubber600@yahoo.com Thank You for your Consideration and God Bless You always...
 
Name: mc do
Question / Comment:
sir ang anglonubian po ba umaabot po ba sa ilang kilo ....kc po ang native nasa 15 or 20 kl..
Response:
If you have a fast growing Anglo Nubian line like our Mitra Line, the top of the line will be around 18 to 20 kilos at 3 months old.
 
Name: Ismael E. Trasmonte Jr.
Question / Comment:
I am an OFW, engaged as Technical Advisor of an international development program here in central Asia. I have a 5 hectare mango farm back home in Negros Oriental, and plan to put up a goat farm [my college degree is on Animal Science] .In your experience, what's the best way of shipping breeder stocks to Negros [Dumaguete] and normally how much does it cost?
Response:

The ideal way is to ship by cargo through Cebu Pacific. At the moment there is a restriction in the issuance of shipping permit of goats from Luzon to Visayas and Mindanao. Once Bureau of Animal Industry resolves this  we will post it in our website.

 
Name: edwin dumlao
Question / Comment:
Please provide info about the 305-day lactation curve of your Mitra line. Thank you.
Response:

Sorry but due to the big demand for our Mitra Line we have not included them in milk test being conducted in the farm. We leave the kids with the doe and do not milk them anymore so we can produce more kids to meet market requirement. In initial test we did with the anglos they have a shorter lactation period compared with the Saanen. 

 
Name: vidson guarin
Question / Comment:
good day sir art almeda. can i know the price of the milk pro system? how much cost do you incur in azquiring it, i need it for the costings of my feasibility study... thank you very much. im hoping for your kind response.
Response:

As our website at www.milk-pro.com suggests, a complete Milk-Pro pasteurising unit consists of;

            1 x Manually-operated sachet filling and sealing unit

            1 x Pasteuriser with 24 sachet holders

            1 x Chilling Tank

and is priced at US$ 14 950.00 ex-works Johannesburg . Air freight to Manila would be US$ 3 650.00, compared with and sea freight charges of US$2 225.00.
 
Hope it helps

 

 
Name: rod
Question / Comment:
Sir, i have been going through your website and it's just amazing. Sir ang tanong ko lang po ay ano ang recommended area of land to start a goat farm and does it matter kung hilly or flat land siya. Maraming salamat po for sharing your ideas.
Response:
It does not matter if it is hilly or flat what is important is that you improve your pasture area by planting legumes. Legumes are more digestable and have high protein content.
 
Name: michael m
Question / Comment:
dear sir,good day po sa inyo...Everyday I look @ your website to see what is new.To say that I am impress with your goat farming is an understatement.Anyway,gusto ko pong mag raise ng boer goats as a hobby, not business. To get started what do you recommend I do first? THank you po and more power.Have a good day.
Response:
Plant your forage grass in combination with legumes like centrosema, indigofera, ipilipil and others.
 
Name: Bobot
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, Just want to ask if you want to share with us the composition and ingredients of goat feed concentrate that you are using? thanks
Response:
Corn, Copra, Darak, Molasses, Limestone, Dicalcium Phosphate and Vitamin Primix.
 
Name: Iftikhar Ali
Question / Comment:
We are based in the north east of Thailand. My son is currently in grade 11 and will be completeing huis basic higher school next year. He intends to learn hands on experience on running a goat farm with the intentions of setting up his own farm of meat goat in near future. Do you have any training plans in this regards. thank you ALI
Response:
We welcome farm visits but we dont have a program to train butwe share our experiences in raising goats.
 
Name: russ alarilla
Question / Comment:
gud morning! i would like to inquire if i buy boer to you and my place is from mindanao, are you delivering boer? how much is the additional cost that i pay if ever?. thanks a lot and more power.
Response:
All our goat sales are pick up from the farm and at the moment we are focus on Luzon customers until the issuance of shipping permit is resolved by Bureau of Animal Industry. There is a restriction in shipping goats from Luzon to Mindanao and Visayas. When government comes out with a clear guideline we will post it in our website.
 
Name: John B.Salvador
Question / Comment:
magandang umaga po kung nabebenta rin po b kyo ng mga doelings about 6-8 mos old anong buwan ho b ng taon meron available n ganun edad? magkano ho ang isa fullblood boer at F4?salamat
 
Name: Arden Amogod
Question / Comment:
Gud day! i am from cagayan de oro city and plans to farm and raise goat hoping to bring a few of ur success here. i understand u have crossbreeds with island born boer-saanen. my question is that "is it possible to reproduce them purposely for meat and milk without crossing them with natives" since they have already adpted to our climate, instead of going to the procedures of crossbreeding them with natives for adaptibility to the are. arden
Response:
When we cross a Boer with a Saanen and pick the female as a replacement breeder if we want to go meat,we want to improve the milking and mothering abilty of the next generation to successfuly wean healthy kids at weaning. If we want to go into dairy, producing milk we would go to Saanen and if we want to take advantage of hybrid vigor we will cross it with an anglonubian.
 
You need to know what you want meat or milk and go from there boers for meat, saanen for milk.
 
Name: Maqbool Solangi
Question / Comment:
Hello, Dear I want to start goat meat farming in sindh, pakistan. please sent me information how to start and what about cover(shead with dimansion of average of goats ), feeding, medical infomation about goat. thanks from : Maqbool Solangi
 
Name: Anton Fernando
Question / Comment:
Dear A/M, I'm a sri lankan who's very interested to start a dairy goat farm in sri lanka.The problem is we are not having high quality dairy goats in sri lanka. If I can,can we buy them from you or another farmer from philippine.Let me know the prizes of your herd in euro,a/dolaar or sterling pounds.I don't how much pesso worth in my corrency.
 
Name: ROBERT V. MAGNO
Question / Comment:
would like to know if your one of the exhibitors on oct.08 to 10 agri link show? thank you
Response:
Yes, we have a booth at the outdoor section.
 
Name: joseph paulo mantuano
Question / Comment:
good day, I'm a new comer in goat raising, currently having 8 native does (expected to have kids before this year ends) and now looking for a good buck, aiming for a meat producing herd in the future. I've read in some articles to cross an anglo nubian buck to a native doe first before going to boer buck. My concern now is the anglo nubian's bloodline, I've learned that there are F2, F3 and pure bread blood lines, which can be a good starter buck for me.
Response:
We advocate the use of a purebred buck in any upgrading program, the idea is to breed with direction. The buck will represent 50% of what the genetic make up of the next generation replacement doe. The bucks to be produce will always for slaughter. Hope it helps.
 
Name: g andrew
Question / Comment:
Hello! Just checking in for the first time...there may be a couple of goats in our Misamis Occidental (Ozamis!) future.... Hope all is well and the rains have spared you what Luzon is looking at just now.... God bless & PASS THE CHEESE!
 
Name: Br.Haron Kamau BSJ
Question / Comment:
I am Br.Haron Kamau from the Brothetrs of ST.Joseph in Knya. I am the project Co-ordinator of St.Joseph HIV/AIDS Self Help Group. In the group we have 850 people living with HIV/AIDS. We do give dairy goats to this people becuase the Doctors have proved that dairy goats milk is very good for people with AIDS. My question is, can you assist us with funds to buy dairy goats for them ? So far we have bought 50 Alpine goats and they are doing well.our target is to buy 150 goats give them to AIDS people and the agreement is that the first kid they bring it back to the centre and can be given to somebody else. Ater 3 years all our AIDS people will have goats,get enough milk which will improve their health and children. the suplus will sell and improve their household. I looking forward to hear from you. I am very much ready for any clarification or more details. God bless you all. Yours faithfully, Br.Haron Kamau BSJ Project Co-ordinator St.Joseph HIV/AIDSSelf Help Group P.O Bo
 
Name: Rommel F. Jabal
Question / Comment:
Meron po akong 4.5 Has na unproductive dito sa Mindoro gusto ko po sanang mag alaga ng mga kambing anu anu po ba ang mga kinakain ng kambing na mga high breed kasi dito po sa amin mga damo lang pwede na sa mga boer po ba pwede ring ganun ang pakain at pahingi naman po ako ng price list kung magkano dapat kong ipunin kung magsimula ako mga alaga ng high breed thank you
 
Name: Boy Corre
Question / Comment:
Sir Art, Your website is very informative for us a beginner. Ask lang poh if you can deliver the goats by air in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao. I'm planning to buy Boer Buck & Does Fullblood. Salamat poh & God Bless.
 
Name: edwin dumlao
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, Just would like to know if you have another buckling like Mitra Line 001. Best Regards, Edwin
Response:
Every year we just get one or two exceptional goats like Mitra Line 001, in 2008  his full brother AGF 1011 was a big hit at the Agri Link Show when we first introduced our Mitra Line to the Public. Mitra Line 001 is even better looking than AGF 1011, we just need to confirm if he is a fast grower like his siblings.
 
I will inform you when something comes up again . I am sure its coming soon with the bulk of our Mitra Line does kidding starting mid October.
 
Name: Donna
Question / Comment:
is your goat milk organic? What do they eat? organic grass? do you treat them with antibiotics when they get sick? do you inject growth hormones?
 
Name: PJ Aguilar
Question / Comment:
Hi Art! Thank you for all the information in your site. You have been very helpful. I've been breeding Boer goats since September 2008. Right now I am researching about goat weaning. When do you usually separate the kids from the Boer does? Is it 3 months or 4? The reason for the question is I want to know when the kids will get sexually mature. Currently I separate the kids when they’re around 3.5 months old. Thanks Art.
 
Name: Pius Marteo S. Serrano
Question / Comment:
Good day sir, congratulations sa goat business... sir nakabili po kami ng lupa dito sa majayjay laguna, nag babalak din po akong sumubok sa goat farming... last month po ay nakabili ako ng goat sa mga kaibigan ko dito pero siguro po ay mga native lang po ito, 1 male at 2 female... sir sa mga kagaya ko po na nag sisimula palang, ma aadvice nyo po ba na mga native muna ang alagaan ko? kasi po ang gusto ko po ay pang benta sa mga restaurant for meat... ano po ba ang dapat na lahi kong alagaan? malaking tulong po sir kung mabibigyan po ninyo ako ng advice lalong lalo na po sa paraan ng pag aalaga at pakain...salamat po and more power...my email add is capricorn_pius@yahoo.com
 
Name: allan del rosario
Question / Comment:
Sir, Congratulations po sa success ng inyong business. Kung mag re rent lang po ng lupa, feasible kaya na pag alagaan ng kambing? Meat goats po ang balak kong alagaan dahil malakas ang demand dito sa area namin sa pampanga.kung halimbawa po na 15k per hectare a year ang rent?
 
Name: Dennis Dizon
Question / Comment:
Hi, I'm interested in goat raising particularly dairy goats. Are farm visits allowed?
 
Name: Ravi Ahuja
Question / Comment:
Hi Art, Congratulation on your success in coming up with Goat Meat Standard. More success and more power !! See you at the trade show.
 
Name: ryan christoper asuncion
Question / Comment:
panu poh ung process ng fresh goat milk at anong machine poh ung mga ginagamit nio pra sa fresh goat milk? par poh kc eto sa feasibility study...thnx poh and godbless
 
Name: marlon perdomo
Question / Comment:
my name is marlon perdomo,i am from honduras in central america,in my contry is very dificul to buy a dairy goats . i think that artificial insemination is a good solution to caprinocultur,i want to know it you use the insemination in your goats,please make a video of insemination artificial in your goats.i see all your videos in youtube.thank you
 
Name: edward ray carpio
Question / Comment:
Inquiry lang po about sa mga anglo nubian nyo ano po ba difference ng mitra line at ng line ni AGF DARWYN and alin po ba ang mas recommendened nyo to be a herd sire. are they both dairy line and pwede pang meat? nagbibigay po ba kayo ng discount for a pure breed anglo buck! I've been reading a lot about sa mga anglo nyo and very interested po na sa inyo mangaling ung kukunin ko purebreed buck for herd sire. Maraming salamat at GOD BLESS YOU!
 
Name: weldon reyes
Question / Comment:
if i am going to start a goat farm, at what age of the goat is the best time to buy it.what age of the goat is the best best time to kill it for the market. how long does it take for a goat to age before it can be sold to the market for meat
 
Name: Alilu Usman
Question / Comment:
I would like to go into cormercial Goat and Sheep farming. How can i do it?
 
Name: domingo cigaral
Question / Comment:
We will be buying soon about 4 goats from you. We are just preparing the area and the shed right now.How big an area for growing grass should we allot for about 4-6 goats? What is the average daily grass consumption of each goat? Thank You.
 
Name: Edwin Benales
Question / Comment:
Can you please give us some info regarding your BOER Goats... 1. Price 2. Common health problems 3. Medications
 
Name: josepho plantado
Question / Comment:
gud am sir, im frm pili cam.sur tanong ko lang po kung mag order ako ng boer kayo na po mag dedeliver papunta dito or pickup po yan? thanks
Response:

All our sales are pick up at our farm at the back of Iglesia Ni Cristo Church in Alaminos, Laguna.

 
Name: Glenda Viola
Question / Comment:
Nagpaplano po kami ng husband ko na mag alaga ng kambing sa nabili naming lupa dito sa nueva ecija kulang 5 hectares din po iyon, sa isang hectares po duon po niya balak ilagay ang pastulan ng kambing. Mga ilang kambing po kaya ang dapat namin alagaan na pwedeng magoccupy sa 1 hectare at saka paano po ba ang tamang pag aalaga nito? Ano po ba angmga dapat gawin?
Response:
I would recommed that you plant forage grass and legumes in your one hectare land. In our case cut and carry style with concentrate feeding and in full confinement one hectare can support 50 to 60 heads. For free range on pasture I say 20 heads would be okay, that is you will plant more legumes and forage grass and divide the land into compartments to do rotational grazing.
Visit  goat farms to see and learn from the owners. If you do good with nutrition you will be alright.
 
 
Name: abuadam dayao
Question / Comment:
do you have for sale full blood red boer buck one year old, and how much pick-up price? thanks, abuadamdayao@yahoo.com
Response:
Sorry we dont have red boers. We sell our fullblood boers bucks (white) at Php 24,000 pesos pick up at our farm in Alaminos, Laguna.
 
Name: abuadam dayao
Question / Comment:
good day sir, maganda bang magumpisa sa goat farming na ang buck ay full blood boer at ang mga doe ay F1 anglo? thanks.
Response:
Yes it would be a good start, if you can make it a F2 anglo doe it would be even better.
 
Name: edward ray carpio
Question / Comment:
sir art, question? is AGF Louca Darwyn a milking line buck of anglo nubian? thanks.
Response:
Yes AGF Louca Darwyn is a milking line buck but being a purebred Anglo Nubian buck makes him a dual type milk and meat type goat.
 
Name: ran rodulfo
Question / Comment:
Hi, I'm planning to enter the goat raising bus. Do you sell your Indigofera seeds,napier grass,centrosema seeds and rensonii seeds and can you please e-mail me the address and contact number of where you bought your mulberry cuttings.Thank you very much...
Response:

You can visit Bureau of Animal Industry in Visayas Avenue, Ouezon, City and go to the Forage Division, look for Remy Acasio.

 
Name: gemini
Question / Comment:
Hi, I am from INDIA and having goat farm. Can you export Boer does to India? If you are able to export boer goat to INDIA, Please let us know. Regards Gemini
Response:
Sorry we only sell our goats in the Philippines.
 
Name: Nimrod C. Arque
Question / Comment:
Dear Sir/Madam, May isa pa akong tanong, maaari bang i breeding itong Boer Goat or Dairy Goat sa native goat dito sa Pinas? Thank you very much, Mr. Nimrod C. Arque
Response:
If you plan to upgrade the native goat I would recommend a saanen or anglo nubian buck. After selecting the good replacement breeders from this generation, I would recommend a good boer buck. In recommending a dairy buck for the first generation the intention is to increase the lenght, height and milk ability of the next generation. In using the boer buck your aim is to make your next generation meaty which is what the meat market wants.
 
Investing in a good purebred buck is worth it since it can service at least 20 does and 50% of the genetic make up of your next generation will come from.
Yes it is expensive so choose your buck well.
 
Name: Rene M. Leal
Question / Comment:
Sir, I found your business very educational, interesting and enjoyable. I want to do it also, Is Pinamalisan, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecuja is a good loction for this business? I'm also planning to visit your farm with my relatives maybe 1st or 2nd week of September. What should I do first visit your farm or attend seminars? If I visit your farm, can we take picture of it or use video? Rene
Response:
Nutrition is a key aspect of raising goats, I would advice you to prepare by planting forage grass and legumes. Your pasture should be ready to sustain your goats year round. You are welcome to visit our farm, take pictures and video.
 
Name: Joel Dayrit
Question / Comment:
Sir, Nais ko po sanang bilhin AGF 451 para icross breed ko sa 4 na anglo-boer na nakuha ko. Beginner pa lang po ako sa pag-aalaga ng kambing at sa kasalukuyan nandito po kami sa abroad with my family, ang biyenan ko po ang namamahala sa pag-aalaga. Sir, sana mabigyan nyo ako nang kahit kaunting discount sa AGF 451 o sa alinmang available na Pure Boer Buck. Kung mabibigyan nyo po ako, papupuntahin ko po ang biyenan ko ngayong katapusan ng buwan na ito pra sa kabayaran. Sir, kung meron mang available na iba paki-send na lang po sa akin picture at price sa email add jdayrit@mowasalat.com o kaya sa joel_m_dayrit@yahoo.com Maraming salamat po & more power!!! Joel Dayrit
Response:
AGF 451 a fullblood Boer is available for sale at Php 30,000 pesos with a 20% discount,  net selling price is Php 24,000 pesos.
 
Name: Myra Aisah Abas
Question / Comment:
good morning! this is my second time to ask. do you have a cost analysis on dairy goat farming? its my requirement in a course im taking now,... the school im enrolled in is planning to put up a dairy goat farm. right now they started on meat goat production. im hoping for a positive response. thank you and more power! myra
Response:
Sorry we don't provide cost analysis you have to do it yourself. You can visit our website and make a good assessment of our operation. The website is a very rich source of data in goat dairying in the Philippines and in fact it has been use by a lot of graduating students as a primary source of information in making their thesis about goat dairying.
 
Name: Richard
Question / Comment:
hi!! im planing to have a goat farm next year. i have one hectare land in pampanga and there is no trees planted.. i want to plant malungay and ipil ipil but i dont know where to get indigofera sidlings, what is the tagalog name of indigofera and mulberry? do you sell them in your farm.. i will visit your farm when i will be back home.. thank you so much.. more success on your business. Richard from Ireland
Response:
Try to visit Bureau of Animal Industry, Forage division and look for Remy Acasio. Their office is in Visayas Avenue, Quezon, City.
 
Name: vic
Question / Comment:
hi, I planning to buy 1 boer buck for a 16 native breed does, is it ok for meat production since native goats is abundant in my place.
Response:

Pick bigger upgraded native does 25 kilos to 30 kilos and breed them with a good Boer buck for meat production.

 
Name: richard Bryan Fulgencio
Question / Comment:
good day! i'm wondering if you register your purebreed bucks and does? im intrested in getting pure boers from you. thanks
Response:
We register our Fullblood Boers with the Philippines Boer Breeders Association which we are a proud member.
 
Name: Joan Mamon
Question / Comment:
hi! im so thankfull for knowing your websites! im 30 yers old, a resident of California but planing to put up a business ( goat farming ) there in Philippines, in general santos city (mindanao). I learned a lot in your websites. It is very helpfull for us, It is inspired me to have this kind of business aside from i really really love animals and i do have a small farm right now there in gensan. We just started this year with 12 female ( cross breed of native, anglo and boer ) 6 of them are 4 months and 5 months pregnant and 1 male pure blooded Boer in 1 hectare area for the starting and planing to expand every year when we learned the right, proper and complete knowledge of handling this kind of business. including to buy your goat breed there and bring to gensan, then to learn how to produce quality dairy products also for the future business there in gensan! Now, i have a questions for you to ask guys..! Una, anong tamang stage ng kambing dapat pakainin ng Indigofera, Mulberr
Response:

Just give the indigofera and mulberry foliage to the doe and slowly the kids will learn from their mother. In feeding goats in confinement , we introduce any new feed, forage grass and legumes to our goats gradually. In doing so we avoid problem of bloat.

 
Name: Mary Hanson
Question / Comment:
I have just recently started Milking a few of my goats. The question I have is How long does it stay good for in the refer. before it goes bad? I store it in the refer. in Quart mason jars with the lids on it of course. But I am getting more than we can use. If I decide to freeze it what kind of container do you reccomend freezing it in. And how long does it last in the freezer?
Response:

We pasteurize our goats milk and if you store at 4 degress centigrade it stays good up to 7 days, after that the cream starts to separate and solidifies at the top and it will still be good up to 14th day. In  clean plastic bottles with a good cap 3/4 filled it can last months inside the freezer. When you thaw the milk from the freezer make sure you consume it as soon as possible because as air enters the bottle deterioration starts in motion.

 
Name: mia
Question / Comment:
hello, im interested on your milk! may i know more detail on dealership? like requirments, capital needed, thank you!
Response:
You can call Toti our marketing and brand manager at 0917 5001982 for details.
 
Name: Elmer Zacarias
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