IMPASUG-ONG, BUKIDNON – To intensify cattle production in the region, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) under the helm of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the cattle feedlot with fence amounting to P1.99 million on July 18, 2022 in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.
A total of 466.44 square meters of cattle feedlot is allocated to the Local Government Unit of Impasug- ong, which aims to produce quality cattle and to assure a sustainable source of animals and income.
DA-10 Livestock program focal person Maria Lourdes M. Sypiecco said, the program will benefit not only the municipality but to include Bukidnon province and the region, as well, in terms of cattle production.
Director Collado shared, “With this, cattle productivity in Region 10 will be sustained and maintained since our region is the number one producer of cattle in the country.”
According to PSA data, for the first quarter of this year, Northern Mindanao is the top producer of cattle with 10.92 thousand metric tons, live weight or 20.9 percent share of the country’s total cattle production.
Meanwhile, Impasug-ong vice-mayor, Johnny A. Chavez expressed his gratitude to RED Collado for choosing their town as one of the recipients of the 2022 cattle multiplier farm project.
“This effort of the agency is aligned with the food security program of the government, and we, the LGU will take part in maintaining and assuring its sustainability,” he added.
Said facility is one of the components of the P5-M 2022 Cattle Multiplier Farm Livelihood Enterprise program funded by the national Livestock program of DA.
Ahead of the ceremony, the agency has delivered 58 heads of heifer (female cattle) amounting to P2.9- M and additional 2 heads of bull in May, of this year.
This is a welcome development in Impasug-ong town in Bukidnon, a very promising province in Northern Mindanao.