DA goat multiplier project to boost goat breeds in Tubod, SND of Lanao Norte

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 4 (PIA)--The local government of Tubod in Lanao del Norte and the Mindanao State University – Lanao del Norte Agricultural College (MSU-LNAC) in Sultan Naga Dimaporo each received Php5 million worth of projects from the Department of Agriculture -10 for the establishment of Goat Multiplier Breeder Farm project in their localities.

Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado turned over said checks to the beneficiaries represented by Tubod Municipal Administrator Margarito D. Bete, Jr. and MSU-LNAC Head Dr. Indihra B. Dimaporo-Tawantawan, Al-Hadja on April 28 to improve the goat industry of the province. 

Funded under DA’s National Livestock Program, the goat multiplier project comprised the following components: goat breeders worth Php1.53 million, supplies (Php500,000), equipment (Php815,000), and farm housing facilities amounting to Php2.1 million and admin cost (Php50,000). 

Collado urged the recipients to fast track their procurement and the availability of their pasture to aid in upgrading goat breeds which could contribute to the small ruminants industry of said towns. 

He also encouraged them to avail DA's assistance for sorghum production, as an alternative nutritious and economical feeds to poultry and livestock farming. 

Administrator Bete expressed that DA's initiative is very helpful to their community, not only in providing livelihood to farmers but also in populating high-grade small ruminants in their municipality. 

Tawantawan said they can showcase the multiplier farm to their agriculture students, farmers, and other interested individuals being a service provider and learning site in SND. 

DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga advised them to collaborate with the Provincial Agriculture’s Office to come up with a proposal for the establishment of a Halal Slaughterhouse, which can be a pilot project in the region. This is covered under DA Memorandum Order No.34, Enterprise Development through Establishment of Sustainable Livestock and Poultry Halal Multiplier Farms. 

To further augment their income, DA-10 Livestock Program Coordinator Maria Lourdes M. Sypiecco shared that they can venture to other value-adding products of goat-like dairy products and soap making. (DA-10)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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