DA’s Nat’l. Livestock Program sets aside P4.5-M for the upgrading of poultry nucleus farms in R-10 to boost free range prod’n in DA-10’s research stations for distribution to qualified recipients.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The National Livestock Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted a total of P4.5 million for the upgrading of the poultry nucleus farms in Region 10 under the Bayanihan Act II Program.

The fund was utilized through the Regional Livestock Program to procure additional Free Range Chicken stocks, feeds, various drugs and biologics and the construction of Free Range Chicken Poultry House in DA’s research stations: Research Center for Upland Development (RCUD) in Dangcagan, Bukidnon and the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC) in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City in Bukidnon.

“The project aims to produce more free range chicken in the Region to be distributed to the qualified recipients which include the local government units (LGUs), farmer associations or academe as their source of livelihood or income-generating project,” said DA-Regional Field Office 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado.

Meanwhile, a total of 716 modules or 4,296 heads (1 male:5 female per module) and feeds will also be distributed under the program for the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental which are intended for COVID-19 affected households as validated by the Regional Livestock Program and the Provincial Local Government.

Said project is also funded under Bayanihan II which aims to provide livelihood to validated recipients.

DA-10 Livestock Program Coordinator Ma. Lourdes M. Sypiecco shared, those who are interested to avail the said program may approach their respective Municipal/City Agriculture/Veterinary Office to assist them with the process or directly contact the Livestock Program of DA-10.

All intents will be subjected for a thorough validation with the Regional Technical staff and LGU representatives.#