The Bureau of Animal Industry was created under Act 3639 in 1930, which divided the then Bureau of Agriculture into two distinct entities, the Bureau of Plant Industry and the Bureau of Animal Industry In accordance with Section 5 of Act 3639, the powers, functions and duties of the Bureau of Agriculture concerning domestic animals and animal diseases were transferred to and vested in the Bureau of Animal Industry. Four divisions composed the original Bureau of Animal Industry, namely, Animal Disease Control Division, Animal Husbandry Division, Veterinary Research Division. Dr. Stanton Youngberg was appointed the first Director of the BAI with Dr. Victor Buencamino as the Assistant Director.


Our Vision

"A vibrant, globally competitive and animal welfare and environment - friendly livestock and poultry industries providing livelihood opportunities and making affordable, nutritious and safe food available for all communities under a sustainable environment."

Our Mission

The BAI  was created in 1930 by virtue of  Act 3639  to investigate, study and report the cause of dangerous communicable diseases and the means of prevention, and in general to promote the development of the livestock industry. Other laws have granted BAI with the following functions namely;  

1. Act 3101 of 1923
Preparation, sale, traffic, shipment and importation of viruses, serum, toxins or analogous products used for treatment of animals;  

2. Republic Act 1071 of 1954
Regulates the sale of veterinary biologics and medicinal preparations;  

3. Republic Act 1556 as amended by PD 7
Regulates the manufacture, importation, labeling, advertising and sale of livestock and poultry feeds;

4. PD 34 section 105(r)
Regulates the granting of tax free importation of breeder animals;  

5. RA 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998
Promotion of animal welfare

6. EO No. 338, s. 2001
Restructured the DA to align its offices and units in implementing its mandates consistent with the AFMA;
7. RA 9482 or Anti-Rabies Act 2007
Tasked the BAI in leading the control and eradication of animal and human rabies;

8. EO 292 or Administrative  Code of 1987
Defines the staff functions of the BAI to:

(i) Formulate programs for the prevention, control and eradication of animal diseases as well as the development and expansion of the livestock and poultry industries to meet the increasing requirement of the growing populace;

(ii) Recommend specific policies and procedures governing the flow of livestock products through the various stages of marketing as well as the proper preservation and inspection of such products;

(iii) Coordinate and monitor the activities and projects relating  to livestock and allied     industries;

(iv) Prescribe standards for quality in the manufacture importation, labeling, advertising, distribution and sale of livestock, poultry and allied industries; and

(v) Recommend plans and programs, policies and regulations to the Secretary of Agriculture and provide technical assistance in the implementation of the same.