OCVET gets grants from DA PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:54

The Office of the City Veterinarian received four heads of female cattle and four heads of female carabao from the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 9.

According to City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola, the grant falls under the department’s Bottoms-Up Budgetting (BUB) Agri-Pinoy Livestock Program which aims to improve the production and reproductive potentials of the local herd through the introduction of superior genetic materials

The cattle and carabao have since been distributed to various members of the city’s Livestock and Poultry Raisers Association, particularly those who were affected by last year’s siege, as part of Livelihood Cluster’s efforts to provide livelihood assistance.

Other recipients also include residents of barangays San Roque, Cabatangan and Pamucutan.

The animals are now part of the Animal Dispersal Program implemented by OCVet-Animal Production Division. The program is geared towards sustainable increase in livestock and poultry production and productivity. —Claudine Uniana