DA empowers country’s poultry, livestock growers
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now reaching out to the country’s poultry and livestock growers, empowering them to be more competitive and engaging them more than ever.
In a dialogue at the DA main office under the aegis of the Philippine Council on Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) Committee on Poultry, Livestock and Feed Crops, Piñol created a task force headed by Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez, director of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), to conduct seminars all over the country to teach farmers proper methods in raising chicken and other poultry.
“The legacy I want to leave you, as your Secretary of Agriculture, is to empower the poultry industry to deal with all situations,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol told the poultry farmers during the dialogue.
Piñol said he agreed with poultry raisers to respond with better measures through stronger coordination between the government and poultry industry stakeholders.
He said the DA also committed to help poultry farmers market their poultry products with a program to ensure fair farmgate price for poultry products following complaints that live birds are still being sold at P20 to P30 a kilo while market prices for dressed chicken has reached P120 to P130 per kilo.