Livestock production is another area of agriculture that ordinary farmers are venturing. This has been part of their culture that aside from land cultivation, this field supplements some necessary income for their family. On that perspective, being a lead agency in this municipality to enrich animal production, several programs were implemented that could provide support to the animals raisers. The assistance is in different forms ranging from the provision of stocks, securing health, vaccination, reproduction, castration and other animal related services and programs. The following are the accomplishments for the livestock development of the municipality.

Animal Dispersal Program

Animal dispersal is one of the operative programs of this office that still working and assisting number of farmers. It is due to constant modification in its system that made it fit for the current needs of the beneficiary. It was driven by the goal of providing marginal and needy farmers with alternative source of income by intensifying small backyard space and labor. Through time, several recipients can attest the efficacy of the program particularly in mitigating certain real life situations like supporting family needs for food, clothing and even education. It can never be denied that this has become a pet project of this office considering those regards.

1.    Hog Dispersal

In manner of ease of rearing, it is hog that mostly rose by growers. It can be noticed that in terms of number of live animals it surpassed last year with 36 heads, although with regards to the remittance it does not break the record of last year for having a deficit of 109,665.00 pesos. This could be due to the low price of hog in the market that made growers kept their swine for reproduction while waiting for a better market.

2.    Cattle Dispersal

Cattle dispersal have a different story, for we all know that growing this animal requires a pasture area and that majority of the animal growers don’t have. It is also the same reason why this program is somehow stagnant in terms of proliferation plus the lengthy period of the animal’s requirement to reproduce. This might be the case, but this year exceeded last year in terms of live animals with one head and at the same time through amount remitted with 16,000 pesos from four heads sold. 

3.    Goat Dispersal

Of the three animal dispersal programs, it is goat that needs more attention for having no signs of progress in any aspects of production. In this way, more stocks with good breeding should be provided coupled with trainings to be able to encourage raisers to take part into this industry in this municipality.

Table 73.  Animal Dispersal, Year 2015

Animals

No. of  Live Heads

Mortality

To be Replace

Number of Head Sold

Amount Remitted (P)

Total No. of Dispersal

Hogs

367

19

4

137

161,000.00

525

Cattle

96

1

1

7

40,500.00

95

Goat

6

1

 

 

 

7

Total

469

21

5

144

201,500.00

627 

It can be noted from the graph that 2015 favored both hogs and cattle in terms of number of live animals for it has a highest figure in compare to the last 3 years. This could be due to the low price of live animals on this year that raisers decided to keep on feeding their respective animals while waiting for a better market.   But on the other hand, it can also infer that year 2013 has the highest remittance of 345,393.00 pesos in compare to 161,000.00 pesos of 2015. This could be attributed to two factors, one is the degradation of breed leading to reproductive problems that tend recipients to sell the hogs where in most cases the amount incurred from selling was not divided but allowed the raisers to have a bigger share as humanitarian consideration which is one of the objectives of this project. Another reason is that, the municipality adopted a modification in the contract allowing raisers to return even male piglets and to be raised as fattener in which only the initial amount of the animal is to be retuned plus a minimum of three hundred pesos to the LGU. Unfortunately, goat dispersal seemed to be on the dropping mode for year by year beginning 2012, the number of heads had dramatically decreased. Up to this point, the Municipal Agriculture’s Office is trying its best and considers the obstacles faced to improve and sustain this program to benefit more prospective animal growers in the future.  

 

Artificial Insemination

The introduction of genes of Holstein Friesian for cattle and Murrah Buffalo for Carabao as part of large animal upgrading program are continually introduced to any interested raisers within the municipality particularly to cattle dispersal. For this year, said program inseminated 28 cattle and 5 carabao. This data seems to be far from last year’s accomplishment but it could be because many of these animals were not seasoned for reproduction.

Table 74.  Artificially Inseminated Livestock, Year 2015

Livestock

Artificially Inseminated

Calves Produced

Male

Female

Total

Cattle

64

16

12

28

Carabao

14

3

2

5

Total

78

19

14

33

Source: Municipal Agriculture's Office

Households Engaged in Livestock Raising 

There were recorded 879 households who are engage in livestock raising based on the 2014 CBMS 2nd Round Survey. Barangay Sta. Isabel has the highest number of households engaged while Barangy Zone II and Zone IV has the lowest percentage of household engaged in raising livestock. Out of 879 household, 131 have experienced decreased in income due to increase in farm inputs, diseases, extreme weather conditions and others. due typhoon, drought, pest, increase in farm inputs and other.

Table 75. Households Engaged in Livestock Raising by Barangay, Year 2014

Barangay

Number of Households

Households Engaged in Livestock Raising

Magnitude

Proportion

Anoling

444

13

2.93

Bacungan

340

18

5.29

Bangbang

235

38

16.17

Banilad

457

16

3.5

Buli

331

10

3.02

Cacawan

1016

26

2.56

Calingag

456

47

10.31

Del Razon

375

23

6.13

Guinhawa

500

2

0.4

Inclanay

344

9

2.62

Lumambayan

658

10

1.52

Malaya

167

17

10.18

Maliangcog

339

40

11.8

Maningcol

418

18

4.31

Marayos

398

31

7.79

Marfrancisco

1359

13

0.96

Nabuslot

604

12

1.99

Pagalagala

307

6

1.95

Palayan

421

9

2.14

Pambisan Malaki

413

31

7.51

Pambisan Munti

254

37

14.57

Panggulayan

586

45

7.68

Papandayan

1338

21

1.57

Pili

800

19

2.38

Quinabigan

502

25

4.98

Ranzo

225

5

2.22

Rosario

353

4

1.13

Sabang

686

52

7.58

Sta. Isabel

570

173

30.35

Sta. Maria

321

37

11.53

Sta. Rita

674

37

5.49

Sto. Niño

274

20

7.3

Wawa

1123

2

0.18

Zone I

680

6

0.88

Zone II

625

1

0.16

Zone III

475

5

1.05

Zone IV

208

1

0.48

Total

19276

879

4.56

 

 

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