Mountain Province dispersed three- and four-week old bounty chicks to local organizations as part of its Provincial Poultry Development Program.
The program was conceptualized as a counter measure to the shortage of poultry production in the province.
Thirteen organizations comprised the second batch of recipients getting 100 bounty chicks each. They were from the province’s District II covering the municipalities of Sabangan, Sagada, Tadian, Bauko and Besao.
The recipients will provide the chicken’s housing and food supply.
Included in the program’s second batch of recipients were Heifer Partner Families Cooperative, Masika Organization, Bun-ayan Organization, Maggon RIC Organization, Palpalidan Livestock Growers, Suysuyoc Women’s Organization, RIC Lagan, Demang RIC, Lagawa Caputan Farmers Organization, Banao Farmers and Animal Raisers Association, Ub-ubbo Farmers Organization, Kabalikat Organization and Bansa Women’s Organization.
The local government targets one organization in every barangay to ensure equal distribution of poultry.
Qualified to avail are registered organizations with 15 minimum members. They should submit a copy of resolution requesting to be included in the program.
Members of the organization underwent an orientation on proper poultry raising conducted by the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Provincial Veterinarian Rodelio Bagawi.
Information education campaign materials on proper poultry raising were also provided to the recipients.