Negros Occidental Vet Office disperses P5.7M worth of animals, equipment from January-May 2016
June 18, 2016 1:59 am
BACOLOD CITY, June 16 — Almost P5.7 million worth of animals and incubators were distributed by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) of Negros Occidental to recipient-raisers in the province from January to May this year.
In January, the PVO distributed animals and farm equipment amounting to P1.05 million to 27 recipients while in February, it dispersed to 10 recipient-raisers 1,155 heads of free-range chicken, 80 heads of pekin duck, and four heads of goat totaling P100, 950.
In March, P381,050 worth of 255 heads of free-range chicken, 20 pekin ducks, and 250 layers and six heads of dairy junior bull were given to nine paravet associations, irrigators associations, and other recipients.
The highest amount of animals distributed was in April, at P3.44 million.
In May, the PVO dispersed among 13 recipients 1,300 heads of poultry animals mostly free-range chickens, 30 pekin ducks, 14 heads of ram, and one bull, amounting to P669,950.
The dispersal of animals is being implemented under the Negros First Animal Livelihood Program and Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program.
Cathy Narez, animal dispersal coordinator of PVO, said that aside from distributing the animals to individual raisers and associations, they also released some animals to various multiplier farms for breeding and upgrading.
The provincial government allocated about P16.6 million for its Negros First Animal Livelihood Program and Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program last year.
Of the amount, only about P7.7 million was utilized thus, the remaining P8.9 million left from the 2015 budget forms part of the fund being used this year. (PNA)