Sire verification paves way for genetic improvement

The genetic merit of a buffalo can be accurately measured given that its parentage is correct. Misidentification of parents may result in inaccurate estimated breeding value of an animal. A study titled “Microsatellite-Based Parentage Verification of Cattle and Buffalo Breeds in the Philippines” by Melinda Reyes, Noriel Esteban, and Dr. Ester Flores of the Philippine […]


PAGs in milk, an indicator of early pregnancy

Less stressful means of detecting early pregnancy in buffaloes is now possible through the determination of Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) in milk. PAG is a protein secreted by a buffalo during pregnancy, however, it is often overlooked by the raiser. This is depicted in the study titled “Early Pregnancy Diagnosis in Buffaloes through Detection of PAGs […]


PCC IP efforts gear towards better protected research, management, commercialization of innovation and technology

Another milestone was set as the Philippine Carabao Center’s (PCC) Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IPTBM) office started its full operation in 2019 as per the unveiling of IP-TBM marker last March 27, coinciding with PCC’s 26th Anniversary. IP is deemed as “any creation of the mind” that is produced from writing to tangible […]


Carabao Family in Kananga, Leyte showcases goodwill for a noble cause

Hers is a genuine gesture of empathy, goodwill, and desire to help a marginalized community in a foreign land. Chieko Takemi, 80, a Japanese national, first visited Leyte in 1987 as a journalist who researched on the potential pollution hazard of a local copper refinery. Japan had experienced early on an environmental disaster due to […]


PCC opts for more tender, lean carabaos’ meat

Meat is one of the marketable products that can be derived from carabaos. However, without good genes, the potential of carabaos for meat cannot be fully maximized. “We want to develop a breed of carabaos for meat to produce higher meat quality,” this is what Dr. Kristine Joy Prades said when asked on what she […]


Thru the eyes of love springs community development

The rich resource that is building up within the Sta. Catalina Farm in Botolan is gradually translating to become a hub of development in this local town in Zambales. A culture of love and cooperation has spread in the community as opportunities sprung for the townsfolk. “Love and compassion not just for the animals but […]


CPG Native Carabao Conservation: Current status and way forward

Over the past nine years, local farmers together with the Local Government Unit (LGU) officials established a sanctuary of native carabaos in the municipality of Presidente Carlos P. Garcia Island (CPG) in the province of Bohol. The signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with PCC at Ubay Stock Farm (USF), spearheaded by then Center […]


Genetically superior bulls, ideal to improve the breeds of dairy buffaloes

A single bull provides various benefits such as draft animal power, additional meat, and a source of semen for breeding strategies. Beyond these gains, a bull’s contribution is indispensable in achieving a good and reliable herd of animals. There are indeed many existing testimonies stating that it is best to use a bull aligned with […]


Cooperation, use of technologies usher improvement of dairy livelihood in N.E.

A veterinarian from Osaka, Japan, Dr. Asuka Kunisawa, 34, decided to join the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) in the Philippines to help smallhold dairy farmers. Using her bicycle, she pedals her way from the PCC National Headquarters and Gene Pool to reach the barangays of Licaong and Catalanacan in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija where she […]


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