BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Provincial Local Government Unit of Mountain Province in partnership with the Cordillera office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR), disbursed livestock animals to more than 41 farmers in the province on June 17, 2020.
Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. led the turn-over of 19 heads of cattle, one carabao, 50 heads of goat and 15 heads of sheep to farmers who were affected by typhoon Ompong and to identified livestock raisers and students of the Farmer Livestock School on Goat Enterprise and Management.
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Governor Lacwasan thanked the agriculture department for funding the animal dispersal project which will assure income-generating opportunities to the local farmers.
“We prioritized the calamity-affected farmers to assure their faster recovery. We hope that our continuing partnership with the DA will provide the needed government interventions to our people,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Provincial Veterinarian Rodelio B. Bagawi and Mountain Province Agriculture Programs Coordination Officer Beverly T. Pekas assisted the governor during the animal disbursement.
According to Pekas, the purchase of animals came from the DA-CAR regular budget excluding the five heads of cattle that was charged Under DA’s Special Area for Agriculture Development Program.
Aside from the farm animals, ruminant feeds and Urea Molasses Mineral Block were also distributed to the farmer-beneficiaries.
By Erwin S. Batnag
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