A consultative Conference with Swine and Poultry Industry Stakeholders was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City this morning.
Governor Bong Lacson, Board Member Andrew Montelibano, chairman of the SP Committee on Food and Agriculture, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, OIC Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Placeda Lemana, swine and poultry raisers, game fowl breeders, LGU service providers, and allied industry stakeholders, attended the meeting.
The officers of the Negros Occidental Layers Association led by its president, Dr. Eugene Arnold Sison, also took their oaths of office before Gov. Lacson, as part of the activity.
The group discussed about updates on Bird Flu and African Swine Fever (ASF); Amended Guidelines on the Application and Renewal of Certificate of Free Status of ASF to facilitate unhampered delivery of healthy swine and safe pork and related commodities to target destinations; and 2023 Proposals on Livestock Development Programs and Projects.
Gov. Lacson said that the consultative conference is an effective forum in resolving concerns and clarifications on the requirements imposed by the Bureau of Animal Industry and the Dept. of Agriculture.
He also said he hopes to find more effective ways to uphold the continued prevention and control of ASF and Avian Influenza infection in the province through the activity.