54 heads of PIC gilts released to AHRA-NO members
Negros Occidental (19 September) -- The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental under the administration of Gov. Joseph G. Maraņon through the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV) released a total of 54 heads of Pig Improvement Company (PIC) parent stock gilts to members of the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association in Negros Occidental (AHRA-NO) recently.
Sagay City Backyard Hog Breeders and Raisers Association (SACHBRA) obtained 19 heads; Cadiz City Hog Raisers Association (HRA) received eight heads; five heads each for HRA's of Hinobaan, Sipalay City, Cauayan, San Carlos City and Victorias City through Nasipunan Gloria Multi-Purpose Cooperative; and two heads for Kabankalan City HRA.
The distribution of parent stock gilts is part of the Provincial Genetic Improvement Program of Gov. Maraņon's Seven-Point Priority Agenda for Development which aims to give technical assistance to backyard raisers and provide them breeder gilts and purebred boars for artificial insemination in order to improve existing local stocks and increase litter size from 12 to 17 heads per parity. (Capitol News/PIA) [top]