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DA-10 distributes feed mixer units to boost multiplier farms

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (PIA)—The Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 through its Livestock Program has turned over feed mixer units to the Swine Multiplier Project (SMP) beneficiaries, November 19, at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC) in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

Funded under the department’s Production Support Services, said units are for the SMP implementers, including its three stations namely Research Center for Upland Development in Dangcagan, Bukidnon; Research Center for Hillyland Development in Claveria, Misamis Oriental; and NMACLRC in Malaybalay.

Academic institutions through Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon and Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental also received the same equipment.

Each unit costs P340,000, which is one of the components of the SMP, along with the provision of stocks, drugs and biologics, feeds and a pig pen—with the latter still for delivery.

Overall, the SMP will act as breeding farms where the offspring will be the source of quality breeding stocks to qualified livestock raisers.

On the same day, an operational demonstration was also conducted before the representatives of the project recipients to ensure proper operations, maintenance, and management of said units.

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