The Provincial Veterinary Office has implemented P83 million worth of projects under the Negros First Development Priority Agenda of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to alleviate the livestock and poultry industry of the province, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday.
Decena said the province aims to be sufficient in the livestock and poultry industry and to provide livelihood and income to all Negrenses.
There are breeding centers and farms established for high breed animals for the dairy and meat program of the province, he added.
PVO was able to maintain 25 functional A.I. swine centers and 12 satellite breeding centers with three provincial farms in the cities of Sagay, La Carlota, and Kabankalan, Decena said.
Decena said the provincial campaign on food security, poverty alleviation, and livelihood programs were among the sustainable programs that the province and PVO has provided to different sectors.
They were able to disperse livestock and poultry animals to pastoral communities, to cooperatives, and to local government units, he said.
Decena said LGU and pastor paraveterinarians were trained to help PVO in the animal monitoring, vaccination, and disease prevention.
PVO had its optimum health care program that resulted to no endemic and exotic animal disease outbreak despite the unstable weather condition, Decena said.
Meanwhile, among the existing projects under the Negros First Agenda are the animal dispersal, animal genetic improvement, paravet development program, establishment of livestock farms in Murcia and Sagay City, and animal health extension services, Decena also said.*LTG