DA seeks P5B funding for livestock, poultry in 2108
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), is pushing for a P5 billion budget for 2018 to cover programs under the livestock and poultry industry.
This was disclosed by Undersecretary Enrico Garzon during the opening of the Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) 2071 Thursday.
Aside from the regular program on prevention and control services, Garzon said the fund would also bankroll the establishment of post-harvest facilities and slaughterhouses in fifth and sixth class municipalities.
Garzon cited as an example the P80 million slaughterhouse built by the government in Calinan, Davao City.
During the agri-trade event, Garzon said DA has continued to support backyard hog raisers in terms of educating them on sanitation, disease prevention and good agricultural practices.
Garzon said the products of backyard hog raisers make up 60 percent of the country’s supply.(PNA)