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Tulong sa Magsasaka underway


CAPITOL GROUNDS, Bataan – Aimed at helping the livestock farmers affected by calamities, the Department of Agriculture RFO 3 in coordination with the Bataan Provincial Government thru the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian awarded yesterday, 30 heads of doe (mature female goat) to farmer beneficiaries from Liyang, Pilar and Tubo-tubo, an Aeta tribe in Dinalupihan in simple ceremonies at the Bataan People’s Center, this City. Recipients came from the lists submitted by the Municipal Agriculturists from the eleven municipalities of the province and from the City Veterinarian of the City of Balanga.

Among those present during the distribution were Dr. Eduardo Lapuz, Chief of Regulatory Division, Department of Agriculture Region 3; Ms. Ludivina Banzon, Provincial Administrator; and Dr. Albert Venturina, Provincial Veterinarian.

Tulong sa Magsasaka, animal dispersal program also aims to improve the animal population and the local breed, hence within two years, beneficiaries will give back a 6-month old female calfdrop/caracalf drop to the government for redispersal to other beneficiaries. Another batch consisting of 20 heads of cattle and 10 heads of carabao will be arriving on March 16 for dispersal.

The first batch of beneficiaries from Liyang, Pilar are livestock farmers who graduated from the Farmers Livestock School on Goat Enterprise Management (FLS-GEM) last October 2014, a 6-month long, once a week schooling program that aims to help our livestock farmers become entrepreneurs.

Source Article: Office of the Provincial Veterinarian

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