BAI trans tribal people on native pig production and management

KIANGAN, Ifugao, July 6 (PIA)- Personnel from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) with the assistance of the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVET) conducted a training to 56 Tuwali tribal people of Barangays Nagacadan and Julongan of this town in  village-based native pig production and management.

 

PVET Training Coordinator Ferdinand Dunuan said the participants consisted  of 38 males and 18 females who were chosen because of their interest to pursue and venture into such undetaking. Trainers are from the BAI’s National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (NSPRDC).

Provincial Veterinarian James Gopeng  encouraged the village farmers to pursue native pig production due to the increasing demand of native pig pork in the province.

Rico Panaligan of the NSPRDC discussed  “Pag-aalaga ng Native na Baboy”.  He  informed that there are different native animals in the Philippines and presented the product and population of native chicken, native pigs and native ducks. The estimated total population of swine is 12.20 million heads with  66 percent    raised in the backyard farms while 34%  in commercial farms.

He also explained the color of a true Philippine native pig as well as its number of offspring including the advantages of native pig production which are lesser capital, can survive in any local condition and can easily reproduce and added the techniques of breeding, housing dimension and bedding of the pigpens.

Panaligan also taught  the participants preventive measures such as vaccinations for hog cholera, use of herbalmedicines for respiratory problems like Sambong and Lagundi and for diarrhea which is a common problem of piglets the use of guava leaves and stem of bananas.

 Karen Dimaranan, meanwhile,   lectured on the “Prospects and Marketing of Native Pigs” and the products of native pigs  which are already in the market like the native pig Leather, Bacon, Longganisa, hotdogs and lechon telling them the unique taste of native pigs as compared to the commercial ones hence its preference in the market and commerce.Daniel B. Codamon(DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

 

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