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Monday, January 15, 2018

Production of native chicken pushed in Capiz

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ROXAS City – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) will introduce native chicken production this year to identified island and hinterland residents in Capiz.

According to the PVO, native chicken production will provide alternative livelihood opportunities to them.

Gov. Antonio del Rosario said the introduction of chicken production to the residents is also one of the provincial government’s initiative to secure food supply in Capiz.

Del Rosario added that poultry production is less prone to be affected during calamities, like typhoons.

The governor was hinting the effects of tropical depression “Agaton” in the province.

PVO chief Dr. Leonel Abordo said a supplier is being contracted for the livelihood project that will initially supply about a thousand heads of two-month old chicks to beneficiaries.

“We opted for native chicken because of its resistance to diseases and possibility of being raised organically,” Abordo said.

The Philippine Rural Development Project earlier identified Capiz as suitable for chicken production.

The livelihood project will be rolled out to about 300 farmers. They will each receive a set of two young hens and a rooster, said Abordo. (PIA/PN)

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