Quirino PVET, PPDO sponsor broiler production training
Cabarroguis, Quirino (February 8) -- The first 100 beneficiaries of the broiler production livelihood loan, a component of the Community Based Industry Development project of the provincial government, attended one-day seminar on broiler production last January 18, 2008 at the Provincial gymnasium here.
The seminar which was spearheaded by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) and the Provincial Planning and Development Office aimed to provide the beneficiaries with the technical know-how which will be useful in starting their own poultry business.
Among the topics discussed were housing, brooding, feeding equipment and management, watering equipment, waste management, stocking and simple bookkeeping.
Agriculturist Catalino Valdez stressed that the first requirement for growing broilers is adequate housing. He said, houses should be durable and have appropriate temperatures during the entire growing cycle of the broilers.
Valdez also emphasized the importance of cleanliness in the poultry house. He advised the prospective poultry raisers to empty the feed bin by collecting any remaining feed into bags or other suitable containers. This will prevent the broilers from lost of appetite and wastage of feeds, he added.
Susan Janer of the Department of Trade and Industry encouraged the participants to keep accurate records of expenses, feed purchased and consumed, morality and medications given.
Provincial Planning Officer Dennis Pagbilao said the training is just one of the series of trainings planned by the provincial government to educate the beneficiaries and to ensure the sustainability of the livelihood program. (PIA Quirino) [top]