Negros Occidental will host the annual National Cattle Congress in February next year, City Veterinary Officer Renante Decena, said yesterday.
About 500 to 1,000 cattle raisers are expected to join the event where new techniques on cattle-raising and other topics related to the industry will be discussed, Decena said.
He also said Edwin Sanchez, president of the Federation of Cattle Raisers of the Philippines, and its past president, Edwin Sanchez, will meet Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. Friday on the preparations.
Marañon, meanwhile, entered into a memorandum of agreement with the AMMA-Bago Watershed Integrated Farmers’ Association Inc. yesterday for breeding purposes.
Under the memorandum, the group will give the Provincial Veterinarian’s Office a female calf as payment for the rental, or pay the book value of the animal which is P53,200.
ABWIFAI should also submit a monthly report to PVO on the condition of the animals and their breeding services.
ABWIFAI had earlier received funds from the World Bank for projects related to the development of Bago Watershed areas, one of which is cattle-raising.
The groups already have 60 heads of female cattle distributed to their members.*APN
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