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Negros to host National Cattle Congress

Negros Occidental will host this year’s Federation of Cattle Raisers Associations of the Philippines National Cattle Congress slated on February 5 to 7.

Themed “Sharing Modern Cattle Technology with the Backyard Sector,” the congress will be held at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel and will gather hundreds of commercial and backyard cattle raisers in the country.

The congress which aims to bind strong partnership for industry growth will also include sharing of inputs and technology transfer through lectures and discussions with backyard raisers who make up the 93 percent of the total Philippine cattle industry.

Topics during the congress include: Tropical Herd Management, Recording as Tool for Genetic Improvement, Practical Silage Making in Philippine Condition, Importance of Cross Breeding and Importance of Mineral Supplementation on Animal Reproductive Performance.

Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said local backyard cattle raisers would undergo a pre-congress seminar at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol on February 5.

The topics of the seminar include Feeds and Feeding, Silage Making, Animal Health and Recording, Ammonia Control in the Farm, Breeding and AI and Introduction to Organic Ranching. */Capitol News

Guv administers oath of newly-elected DRRM officers

Guv administers oath of newly-elected DRRM officers

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (right) administers the oath of office of the newly-elected officers of the Negros Occidental Association of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers and Practitioners led by its president, Joe Recalex Alingasa, Jr. (5th from left) of San Carlos City. Other officers are Dr. Merijene Ortizo of Bago City, vice president (Central Negros); Gideon Padilla, Jr. of Ilog, vice president (Southern Negros), Myla Espende of Bago City, secretary; Charlotte Laranjo of Calatrava, assistant secretary; Higino Sixto Garaygay of Kabankalan City, treasurer; Wally Afuang of Sagay City, auditor; and Jose Yusay III of Hinobaan, PIO. /Capitol photo by Richard Malihan

BJMP Regional Director pays courtesy visit to guv

BJMP Regional Director pays courtesy visit to guv

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from left) welcomes Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Regional Director, Atty. Rex D. Delarmente who paid a courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday. With them are J/Supt. Amelito Fuentes, J/SInp. Richard Servando and BJMP staff. /Capitol photo