Purebred dairy-type Murrah bulls are loaned to qualified farmers for natural mating with native or crossbred carabaos in areas where AI services are not available. This service is an integral part of the genetic improvement program aimed at producing animals with improved productivity for milk and meat.
If the bull is available and all evaluation criteria/requirements are met, coordination and evaluation activities, including the processing of related documents (from the day of receipt of the request to the release of the bull), are completed within 13 working days.
A junior bull (2.5 years old and below) is considered paid in full when it has produced 25 calves. This is subject to proper proof and certification from the Municipal Agriculturist, Veterinarian or Livestock Inspector. A fertility-tested bull that is three years old and above, and socialized, is considered paid when it has produced 50 calves.
Procedures in Availing Bulls for Loan
A. Upon LGU Request
|STEPS||REQUIREMENTS||RESPONSIBLE OFFICE||PROCESSING TIME|
|1. Request for bull loan||Formal letter or communication||Requesting party||As it comes|
|2. Inform concerned center and check animal availability||–||National Bull Loan Coordinator||0.5 day|
|3. Orient the LGUs, PVO, Requesting Party (RP) & owners of the female carabaos in the area on the bull loan program||–||Regional Center’s Bull Loan Coordinator||1 day|
|4. Evaluate the Requesting Party||–||Regional Center’s Bull Loan Coordinator||2 days|
|5. Follow up result of evaluation, prepare and send response letter to the Requesting Party||Formal letter or other form of communication to follow up; and formal letter to RP||National Bull Loan Coordinator/Center’s Bull Loan Coordinator||1.5 days|
|6. Coordinate all pertinent documents needed to effect release of bull||MOA/Loan Contract/ MR, Animal Health certificate, Shipping Permit, Approval from the National GIP Coordinator||National Bull Loan Coordinator in coordination with the Center’s Bull Loan Coordinator, BAI, PVO and National GIP Coordinator||5 days|
|7. Attendance to Bull Loan Recipientsâ€™ Training||Presence of the recipient to the training||Concerned PC Center||2 days|
|8. Authorize release of the bull||The bull Authority to Release||Executive Director as signatory||0.5 day|
|9. Release the bull||Documents issued/ signed in steps 5 & 6||Center’s Bull Loan Coordinator||0.5 day|