The Livestock Sector of the Department of Agriculture CAR conducted simultaneous trainings on Goat Raising Livelihood in the provinces of, Abra, Apayao, Mt. Province, Kalinga and Ifugao. The training is in line with the Hunger Mitigation Program of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Two trainings under this program was conducted. The training focused on proper goat housing and site selection; Goat nutrition, feeds and feeding management; Alternatives to traditional feeding and grazing management; Options on feed resource establishment and management; Alternatives to traditional breeding management; Husbandry management; Record keeping; Goat waste management; Goat diseases prevention and control; Marketing of goats and return of investment (ROI) from goat enterprise. The provincial veterinarians and other representatives from the veterinary office as well as from the DA CAR Livestock Sector were the speakers and lecturers during the training.
The training aimed to decrease the hunger incidence in the targeted areas; to alleviate poverty; to increase goat meat production; promote good nutrition by providing meat that is high in protein and low in cholesterol; to upgrade the breeder base of goats; to achieve food security and to create new job opportunities.
Mt. Province and Apayao conducted their training on February 19-20, 2014 while the other provinces conducted theirs on February 26-27, 2014.
The BAI will be distributing 200 heads of goats to the participants who completed the two day training. In sum, each province shall receive 40 heads goats.(35 heads ewe and 5 heads buck) #DA CAR Livestock