The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office has generated a total sales of P550,000 at its Livestock and Dairy Fair at the 20th Panaad Festival, PVO records showed yesterday.
Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said the sales were not remitted to the province because these are direct sales of the exhibitors and livestock and poultry raisers who joined the fair.
He said most of the income came from accredited PVO associations like the sheep, goat, and poultry raisers, pastors, and paraveterinarians.
The PVO only generated P30,000 from its free range chickens, Decena said.
Farm produce of La Granja Dairy Farm were also displayed at the fair, like the dairy calf sold at P15,000 per head, yearling P12,000/hd, and goat at P7,000/hd, Decena said.
He also encouraged backyard raisers to avail of the programs of the PVO like animal dispersal that allows them to grow livestock and poultry products without spending cash, because recipients only have to return the same number of animals dispersed to them.
Meanwhile, 2,551 farm animals were distributed to groups of senior citizens, guardians, and hog raisers last month, Catheryn Narez, provincial livestock coordinator, said yesterday.
Narez said they distributed 2,441 free range chickens and 110 piglets to the beneficiaries from the cities of Kabankalan and Himamaylan, and the towns of Hinigaran, Candoni, and La Castellana.*LTG