As there have been confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF) cases in Mindanao, the agriculture department in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) continues its call for the local government units’ (LGUs) support in intensifying their respective control measures against the spread of ASF in the region.

The LGU of Lantapan, Bukidnon through its Municipal Agriculture’s Office initiated an orientation on the dreaded disease among residents of barangay Bugcaon, in said town on August 27.

Recognizing hog raising as an important source of income, the activity geared towards instilling cooperation of its populace to protect the livelihood of livestock farmers.

Emphasizing among others, to avoid swill feeding to their raised hogs, to refrain from bringing in pork meat and its by-products from ASF affected areas, and to support farmers’ local meat and its by-products.

Serving as resource speakers for the activity were Bernido Miasco, municipal livestock coordinator of LGU-Lantapan and Mario Alob. # (Photos Supplied: MAO-Lantapan)