Breeding and dairy station to rise in Kabankalan City
Bacolod City (13 August) -- Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco, Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco, and Dr. Freddie Maningo, president of the Negros State College of Agriculture (NSCA), signed a memorandum of agreement recently for the putting up of a breeding and dairy station in Kabankalan City.
The center aims to boost the livestock and poultry industry in the southern part of Negros Occidental and to augment the supply of fresh milk.
Kabankalan City will establish a modern breeding and dairy center in a 5 hectare area in Negros State College of Agriculture (NSCA) compound where its students have access to learn skills and techniques in upgrading of native animals in the city and nearby local government units.
The Negros Occidental provincial government will give a P2 million counterpart to the project besides the stocks which include cattle, carabaos, goat, pigs and chickens.
The center will also become a training ground for farmers and students to equip themselves with the latest technology they will need for employment in the future. (PIA/cad) [top]