Negros Occidental farms, raisers get P1.3M worth of animals this June

June 18, 2016 1:59 am 

BACOLOD CITY, June 17 — Multiplier farms as well as individual and association raisers in Negros Occidental have been allotted almost P1.3 million worth of animals by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) this June.

Cathy Narez, PVO animal dispersal coordinator, said that they will distribute free-range chickens and pekin ducks to recipient-multiplier farms for upgrading and reproduction.

The offsprings will then be used by local government units (LGUs) in their dispersal programs.

A total of 100 heads of mature pekin duck worth P70,000 are allocated for different multiplier farms being run by LGUs.

Twenty-two heads were already dispersed this week to the municipal government of San Enrique. The 78 heads will be distributed to LGUs of Hinoba-an, Salvador Benedicto, and Toboso.

Eighteen LGUs are also set to receive 100 heads of free-range chicken and 100 heads of pekin duck amounting to about P32,000.

Individual raisers and members of the Sheep and Goat Breeders Association of Negros Occidental are also set to receive 220 heads of goat worth P1.15 million.

These include 200 does (female goat) worth P5,000 per head, and 20 bucks (male goat) worth P7,500 per head. The animals are six to seven months old upgraded goats weighing not less than 20 kilograms.

Narez said recipient-raisers of the goats will pay back the province two heads, particularly during the animal’s first and third kidding, she added.

Records showed that from January to May, the PVO has already dispersed almost P5.7 million worth of animals and farm equipment. (PNA)

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