DA-PCC at CSU trains 12 new AI technicians

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center at Cagayan State University (DA-PCC at CSU) recognized 12 participants in the basic training course on artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis in large ruminants during the graduation ceremony held yesterday at the DA-PCC at CSU National Swamp Buffalo Gene Pool and Dairy Buffalo Farm in Baung, Piat, Cagayan.

The training aligns with the DA-PCC’s noble mission on the Carabao Upgrading Program through Artificial Insemination (AI) and Bull Entrustment, a banner project for the genetic improvement (GIP) of buffaloes. It is also a training course for Village Based AI Technicians (VBAIT) and Local Government Unit (LGU) Technicians aimed at developing and equipping partners to implement AI activities in the communities.

Dr. Rovina Piñera, DA-PCC at CSU OIC-Center Director, expressed her optimism about the training program’s impact. She believes that training additional technicians will not only increase buffalo production but also continuously reskill new technicians, fostering a cycle of growth and improvement in the region.

In an interview with Giovanni Dulnuan, the training program’s valedictorian, he said that his knowledge and skills enabled him to provide adequate services to farmers’ livestock.

Benedicto D. Blanza, one of the training’s resource speakers, asked the participants to transfer the technology they learned to their respective communities. The participants responded positively by providing more concepts and ideas on what they learned from the training.