DA, PVO distribute 28 carabaos to farmers

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 3 (DA-RFO3) and the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) of the provincial government have distributed 28 carabaos to farmer-beneficiaries.

Dr. Augusto Baluyut, PVO officer said the distribution of carabaos is aimed at providing livelihood projects to farmer-beneficiaries to augment their income.

Baluyut said through the assistance of DA-RFO3, the provincial government could help the farmers upgrade their livestock through the production method.

The provincial veterinarian said they will also help farmers in carabao production by giving technical assistance on artificial insemination and in performing the pregnancy diagnosis through rectal palpation to some carabaos.

Third District Board Member Ananias Canlas Jr., chair committee on agriculture said the provision of livelihood assistance through animal dispersal is one of the priority projects of Governor Delta that could strengthen the capabilities of the target beneficiaries in livestock production.

The farmer-beneficiaries came from Candaba, Arayat, Bacolor, Mexico, Sta. Ana, Porac, City of San Fernando, Lubao, Sta. Rita and Magalang.

On behalf of the farmer-beneficiaries, former Arayat Village Chief Ronnie Miranda has expressed his gratitude to Governor Delta Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda and the DA-RFO3 officials for their support in providing farmers source of draft animals to cultivate their farm, thereby reducing the cost of production and increase farm income.

Witnessing the carabao dispersal are representatives from the DA-RFO 3, Dr Baluyut, Angelina Blanco, special assistant to the governor and other stakeholders.