Another sorghum model farm in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon is featured to promote the crop as an alternative ingredient for feeds in support of the livestock and poultry industries. (Photo credit: JLO)
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, November 11 – Over a month after its pilot site was showcased, another sorghum model farm in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon held its Field Day in November 10, 2021, in barangay Paradise.
The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-10) has provided the farm inputs and technical assistance together with the Cabanglasan Municipal Agriculture’s Office to the farmer-cooperators Leah L. Salvaleon and Edward C. Nillo.
The staged technology demonstration aims to promote sorghum mainly as an alternative ingredient for feeds in support of the livestock and poultry industries.
To complement the model farm initiatives, DA-10 Sorghum focal person Jurrybe J. Lachica bared, that on top of the provision of agri inputs, the department will also hold a series of postharvest processing training to maximize the utilization of sorghum such as silage and medium for mushroom production.
“Aside from the San Miguel Foods, Inc. (SMFI), the department will continue to seek more marketing windows for sorghum to motivate more farmers in growing sorghum, which is more economical and nutritious animal feeds,” Lachica remarked.
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado has been encouraging farmers to intensify their production provided with the proper adoption and management of the technology for farmers to have higher yields and gain higher income. # (EMBentulan)