The Provincial Veterinary Office said it earned P518,877 from the products and services of the two provincial farms in July.
Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that farm income is performing well despite the coronavirus disease pandemic.
The bulk of the earnings came from the Negros First Ranch in Murcia town for its sale of live animals, such as cattle, goat, and sheep, amounting to P241,250, he said.
“This is the result of the increased demand for breeder animals by the Negrenses. The loss of employment has encouraged some families to venture into animal livelihood projects to sustain their financial needs,” Decena said.
He added that these individuals who have the capacity to invest see the potential of livestock and poultry as means of ensuring food security and supply, an alternative livelihood to sustain family income, and ensure sufficient supply in the community.
The Provincial Livestock Dairy Farm and Breeding Center in La Carlota City generated an income of P119,250 from free-range chickens, P70,000 from cotton fruit, P60,080 from dairy products, and P22,125 from liquid nitrogen, Decena said.
It also generated P2,700 from Pekin ducks, P2,000 from dairy training, P872 from selling eggs, and P600 from farm waste manure, he added.
Decena said in the coming months, the PVO is looking to increase its income through effective and efficient implementation of various farm products and services.
The office is continuously planning to design and implement more farm programs and projects that could cater to the growing needs of the public, especially on the expansion of farm production facilities to address the demands of Negrenses who are interested in raising animals and are buying stocks from the provincial farms, he said.*
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