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14 hog raisers groups get gilts

Fourteen hog raisers associations in Negros Occidental were beneficiaries of the Provincial Veterinary Office’s gilt and boar dispersals Thursday, Catherine Narez, Negros First Animal Dispersal Coordinator, said yesterday.

Narez said the dispersal is part of the provincial animal genetic improvement program aimed to improve the breed in terms of litter size, weaning weight, carcass quality and back fat thickness and to improve hogs for breeding.

She said 119 gilts and 5 boars were dispersed to the 14 hog raisers in 14 areas of the province. The recipients were San Carlos City, Sagay City, Cadiz City, Silay City, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Cauayan, Binalbagan, Valladolid, Kabankalan City, Salvador Benedicto, EB Magalona and Hinobaan.

The dispersal is a once-a-year program for swine that already has a total distribution of more than 3,000 pigs in the last ten years, after the program started. The breed being distributed is the Camborough breed that proven to be a good one and has a good quality of meat, she added.

Added to the dispersals were 1,000 laying chickens for the cooperative, a high school, poultry raisers of Valladolid, San Enrique and the cities of La Carlota, Himamaylan and Sagay, Narez said.*MNM

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