Swine experts of this University headed by the University Extension Director, Dr. Emmanuel T. Baltazar as training coordinator conducted a training on backyard hog production on May 24, 2012 at Kamayan sa Oroquieta, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental.

The said training  is in line with the  project  of the World Fish Center entitled, “From Ridge to Reef:  An Ecosystem Based Approach to Biodiversity Conservation and Development in the Philippines (EB-ABCD),” which aimed  to  enhance  environmental awareness   among livestock investors cum farmers.

Other members of the team were: Prof. Eduardo V. Lagua of the  College of Agriculture who discussed care  and  management of growers  and  finishers and on  marketing   and  accounting;   Dr.  Maria Lebeña  B. Montemayor of the College of Veterinary Medicine who discussed on care and management of weaners and on record keeping and analysis and Ms. Jocelyn S. Hernane of the  Capability Building Unit – University Extension Office as the  training facilitator while Dr. Baltazar discussed  breed  identification  and  selection  of stocks and disease identification, prevention and control.

Some 20 participants attended the said training who  were  mostly    females,  between 40 to  60 years and  from Oroquieta  City while others  were from   the municipalities of Aloran, Don Victoriano, Jimenez, Panaon,   Sinacaban   and  Tudela,  in  the   province  of Misamis Occidental.

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