Livestock development mission carried out in Leyte

Livestock development mission carried out in Leyte

The Department of Agriculture and partners successfully carried out a livestock development mission in the 5th District of Leyte from October 11 to 14, 2022. Photo: DA Eastern Visayas

The livestock development mission was successfully carried out on October 11-14, 2022, in the 5th District of Leyte by the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFOVIII) in collaboration with the Office of the Provincial Agriculture - Leyte, the National Dairy Authority (NDA), and local government units.

The mission covered two municipalities, Hilongos and Matalom, with the assistance of their Municipal Agriculture Offices.

Technical personnel from the Livestock Program, the Regulatory Division, the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Sogod Satellite Station were present to orient and offer government services available for the development of the livestock sector.

The teams went to various barangays where they found many livestock raisers. Farmers brought in their animals, including carabao, cattle, and goats, to receive free services such as deworming and vitamin supplementation.

Blood and fecal samples were also collected for disease detection and management. Farmers could also consult veterinarians on adequately caring for their animals, mainly when they display signs of illness. In support of the Livestock Program, other farmers were enrolled in free insurance provided by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).

Farmers were also given planting materials for various forages and legumes to educate them on the importance of improved feeds and nutrition. —iTacloban (Source: DA)

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