In the recently conducted 83rd General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 24 to 29 May 2015 in Paris, France, the Philippines officially received recognition as country free from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) “without vaccination.
Moreover OIE also recognized the country free of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious disease affecting small ruminants.
The forage production will take a lot of time, but the benefits, both to goats and the goat farmers are all worth the hard work.
Upon the request of the Boer Goat Club of the Philippines, Inc. (BGCPI), the Bureau of Animal Industry – Research Division (BAI-RD) conducted a one-day seminar on Forage and Goat Production last May 19, 2015 at the RD Conference Room, BAI Compound, Quezon City.
Participants of the seminar
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has successfully transferred 100 heads of cattle to the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office VIII (DA-RFO VIII) on February 19, 2015.
These animals were sourced out from BAI farm, the Milagros Livestock Production Center (MLPC) in Milagros, Masbate and were transferred to DA-RFU VIII farm in Sogod, Leyte. The said effort is still part of the commitment of BAI to provide assistance in reviving the livestock industry in the region through its Animal Relief and Rehabilitation Philippines (ARRPh).