QUEZON CITY, Oct. 30 (PIA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to implement an expanded livestock and poultry production and livelihood project In succeeding months that would lead to a more organized backyard livestock and poultry farms in the countryside.

“With this initiative, we aim to help farm families recover from the loss of jobs and unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those whose hogs and poultry stocks were depopulated due to the African Swine Fever or avian influenza (bird flu), respectively,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

Under the project, qualified beneficiaries will receive initial stocks of livestock and poultry animals for them to raise and propagate as a source of food and sustainable income.

These include chicks for broiler production, or ready-to-lay pullets for table egg production, or free-range chicken, ducks, swine (for ASF free areas), goats, sheep, cattle, and carabao.

Native chickens distributed by SAAD in Mindoro

The DA’s expanded livestock and poultry production and livelihood project has an initial budget of P337 million (M) and forms part of the DA’s national livestock program (NLP).

To attain the project’s objectives, qualified beneficiaries are required to group themselves into clusters with at least 15 members, or be a member of a farmers’ cooperative, association, or peoples’ organization.

Tasked as project implementer, the DA-Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has identified initial beneficiaries who will be clustered per area.

Beneficiaries may start realizing gains as early as two months for those engaged in broiler production, and four to six months for those in chicken egg production, and raising of hogs, goats, and sheep.

Included, too, in the project guidelines is the provision of animal feed for three months to enable beneficiaries to nourish and fatten their stocks into marketable weight or age.

Farm tools, equipment, and machinery may also be given to selected beneficiaries.

The project beneficiaries per module may receive the following:

·         Broiler production – 100 chicks worth P15,000;

·         Native chicken and egg production – 40 hens, 10 roosters, feeds, and incubator, worth P55,000;

·         Duck and balut production – 40 ducks and 10 drakes, worth P35,000;

·         Hog production – three piglets (weaners) and eight bags of feeds, worth P25,000; and

·         Livestock production – three does and 1 buck, one cattle or one carabao, at least P30,000 up to P120,000.

In all, the national livestock program (NLP) aims to promote animal and poultry breeding and production, particularly of meat, eggs, and milk, said DA Undersecretary for Livestock and Poultry William Medrano.

His team is tasked to ensure the smooth implementation of the NLP in coordination with the DA regional field offices in collaboration with the local government units. (PIA NCR)

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  • Hon. Michael R. Malaluan

    6 months ago / November 12, 2020 @ 1:31 am

    being the chair of agriculture committee how can we avail this program for my constituent, pls inform my office im from municipality of Victoria province of oriental mindoro

    • Hon. Michael R. Malaluan

      6 months ago / November 12, 2020 @ 1:34 am

      my cp number is 09778028919

      • hannah mangunay

        6 months ago / November 13, 2020 @ 3:18 am

        dito po ba sa san miguel bulacan ay mayron?? nasira po kasi ang aking kulungan ng manok.binaha at naapektuhan din ng pandemya.sana po ay kami rin inyong matulungan s inyong programa. pati ang mga alaga kong bibe ay naapektuhan din. kami po ay taga san miguel bulacan maraming salamat po.

        • Lauro Braganza

          6 months ago / November 13, 2020 @ 3:36 am

          Contact your local DA office po

          • Ian Cuballes

            6 months ago / November 13, 2020 @ 11:57 pm

            Good day PO. Pwd rin PO Kya maka avail mg program nyo. Tga gen.nakar Quezon PO aq. Nagsisimula pa lng. 100 hen ko na Kabir, Rhode island red, at black astrolope ay naanod mg bha ncra mg bagyo Ang bahay nla. Ska incubator ko naanod din. Sna PO matulungan nyo aq SA knla mg pandemic na my mpagkakitaan aq. SALAMAT PO. 09096385170. Pls message me.

    • Lauro Braganza

      6 months ago / November 12, 2020 @ 4:04 am

      Please contact your local DA office

  • Clara S. Ortega

    5 months ago / November 30, 2020 @ 11:28 am

    Paano po maka avail ng programang ito para sa aming VIZAL STO NINO RICE & LIVESTOCK FARMERS ASSOCIATION marami pong kalamidad ang dumaan sa amin sana po makatulong sa amin ang programa na iyan ng DA.salamat

  • Angelito Arce

    5 months ago / December 1, 2020 @ 4:18 am

    Gandang tanghali po..isa po akong dating OFW dati at nagbabalak po sana ako magumpisa sa kahit 100-200 na RTL chicken…kailangan ko po ng payo,idea,suhistiyon na makakatulong po skin bilang maguumpisa palang po…may mga brpchure po ba kau sir na pwede ko pong sundan sa pagaalaga ng RTL ko mula day 1 hanggang sa pagdedispose ng egg at culling??ur advice and reply po will be much apprecuated…God bls us all po…09163963124 number ko po…

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