Hog Raisers Attend Marketing Lectures08 March 2013
PHILIPPINES - Two hundred-twenty members of the Association of Hog Raisers of Negros Occidental attended the First District Hog Raisers Assembly held at Balay Kauswagan in Sagay City recently.
The participants came from the cities of Escalante and San Carlos and the municipalities of Toboso, Don Salvador Benedicto and Calatrava. They listened to lectures on swine marketing and went on an exposure trip to Triple A Slaughterhouse in Sagay City.
In a press statement, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. lauded the organizers of the assembly for their efforts in diversification. He also assured the organizers of more support from the provincial government to further improve the swine industry in the province.
Negros Occidental contributes almost 50 per cent to the country’s total sugar production and is 95 per cent rice sufficient. Hog raising is a vital part in the provincial government’s thrusts for food security and agricultural productivity program because it provides employment opportunities and sustainable livelihood to residents.
Meanwhile, project beneficiaries under the Provincial Veterinary Office’s Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program on Swine were also given certificates of ownership.
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