Provincial Poultry Industry Council of Misamis Occidental was formed this year after a planning and technology demonstration on organic chicken farming was held with 54 members of the poultry sector at the Hoyohoy Stone Chapel Adventure Park in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental.
Elected as chair of the poultry industry council was Noel Pabatao of Junjing Poultry Farm. He operates a broiler farm in Bonifacio town for 17 years with 200,000 heads. He also owns a construction firm.
Pabatao emphasized the need for bio-security and use of drugs in poultry farms.
Dashille Redoblado was elected vice chair. He manages the broiler farm of his parents in Ozamiz City. He said he was surprised to be elected as vice chairman because he is still very young and other farmers know more people than he does. But he did not decline the nomination and election results.
After the election, Specialist Mario L. Cuezon of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Misamis Occidental told the participants, while poultry is basically the concern of the Department of Agriculture (DA), DTI took part in such activity because of its export potential.
DTI, he said, is also involved with rubber, cacao, coffee, bamboo and coconut coir because of export potentials of these products. He said that DTI will help promote the production of these commodities but will mainly focus on its processing or manufacturing.
Cuezon said the poultry industry can be developed for export to Middle East countries and Japan.
Meanwhile, Dr. Evelyn Sunico, chief of the City Veterinary Office, discussed their free vaccination for chickens and multiplier farm project. (PR)