DA-NorMin holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of three free-range chicken multiplier farms.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao (DA-10) held a series of groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Free-Range Chicken Poultry House, which is set to rise in Sagay, Camiguin; Jasaan, Misamis Oriental; and Balubal, Cagayan de Oro City.

The said infrastructure costs around P625K each which is a component that forms part of the P1.3-million worth of Free-Range Chicken Multiplier Farm Livelihood Enterprise allocated per site by the national Livestock program, which also includes the provision of free-range chicken stocks, egg incubator, feeds, and various drugs and biologics, which were turned over on the same day of the groundbreaking.

Meanwhile, the delivery of feeds and egg incubator will follow once the establishment of the poultry houses will be completed.

On the other hand, the delivery of free-range stocks will be sourced from DA-10’s research stations thru the Research Center for Upland Development in Barongcot, Dangcagan; and Malaybalay Stock Farm in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, all in Bukidnon province.

“The main focus of this livelihood enterprise project is to increase poultry production, at the same time, improve poultry raisers’ productivity while also ensuring that their production will be made available, accessible and affordable to consumers,” DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said.

Meanwhile, DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga underscored, “A boost in the chicken production is very much expected in your respective areas since it will operate in a multiplier scheme, and if sustained properly, you can branch out and supply to your neighboring cities and municipalities.”

As to the basis of selection of project recipients, DA-10 Livestock program coordinator Maria Lourdes M. Sypiecco bared, that beneficiaries are already those farmers engaged in chicken production and have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those hog raisers stricken by the African Swine Fever. # (JCAnito)