DA-PCC collaborates with agri insts in NegOcc to boost livestock industry

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) recently explored partnership with agricultural institutions in Negros Occidental to boost the livestock sector in the province.

In a series of talks, Dr. Claro Mingala, DA-PCC’s deputy executive director for production and research, Dr. Marvin Villanueva, OIC chief of DA-PCC’s Research and Development Division, and Eva Alvarez, center director of DA-PCC at La Carlota Stock Farm (DA-PCC at LCSF) initially identified livestock initiatives with the Provincial Veterinary Office, City Veterinary Office, Negros Occidental Research Outreach Station, and State University of Northern Negros on February 5-7, 2024.

The parties are expected to collaborate on cryobanking, capacity building on semen processing, technology adaptation, nutrition and disease management, and the promotion and utilization of DA-PCC’s mobile applications.

“The province of Negros Occidental strongly supports livestock production led by the Governor and the Provincial Veterinary Office. The DA-PCC is collaborating to strengthen its support for technical assistance in improving livestock production in the province. This is potentially so considering that Negros has abundant land resources and favorable climatic conditions for agriculture production,” DA-PCC at LCSF Center Director Eva Alvarez said.
The DA-PCC at LCSF is working on the development plan of Negros Occidental in cryopreservation and the provision of technical training—all toward boosting AI efficiency.

The center also established partnerships with LGUs (Cadiz, Sagay, Victorias, Kabankalan, Candoni, Sipalay, Canlaon, EB Magalona, among others), state universities (Central State University, State University of Northern Negros), and other national government agencies in Negros.