The module on goat production was discussed via DXRD from 4:00am to 5:00 am Mondays through Saturdays. Farmer-listeners were taught about the techniques and new technologies including goat feeding, farm management and disease control.
The beneficiaries include Rowena Aya-ay of Malabog, Paquibato district, Davao City; Gerry Ectobanes of Mankilam, Tagum City; Rosalina Pacatang of Laak Davao de Oro; Ruby Luayon of Montevista, Davao de Oro; Danilo Dialane of Pinalpalan Malita, Davao Occidental; Flordeliza Berecio of Sagayen, Asuncion, Davao del Norte; and Betty Telin of Cabonbon, Malabog, Paquibato District, Davao City.
The livestock program team together with the RAFIS delivered to each respective residence their one crossbreed Boer-Saanen goat valued at P12,000 each.
Livestock program Coordinator Dr. Karl Laurence Penida said that this breed of goat is popular for both heavy milk production and meat production. They also thrive in a tropical environment just like Davao Region.
“These goats that we have distributed will serve as breeders in order to improve the quality of goats in the respective areas of our beneficiaries’”, Penida said.
Ruby Luayon, one of the beneficiaries, said that receiving a goat with good breed is a privilege for her family. “Ako ning alimahon, pakaunon ug sakto ug pasanayon. Daghang salamat sa DA (I will take good care of this goat and multiply this. Thank you DA)”, Luayon said.
The DA’s Livestock program will continue its animal dispersal project to help the farmers recover from the present pandemic and African Swine Fever outbreak. via Eve Gicole Deligero