More than a thousand participants are expected to attend the 1st Livestock Technology Expo on October 7-10 at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City as part of the continuing initiatives to promote various livestock research and development outputs.
It will be the first- ever exposition of such to be held in Bohol.
With the theme, “Masaganang Paghahayupan sa Teknolohiyang Maaasahan”, the exposition will be conducted alongside two other events: the 4th National Carabao Conference and the 4th Bohol Milk Festival.
The tri-fold affair will serve as a means for meaningful interaction among the participants, who include stakeholders and value chain players in the livestock industry, and will also serve as a source of dissemination of significant information, invaluable know- how, and ideas about practical technologies and improved practices on livestock production.
Concerting efforts in organizing these events are the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its livestock agencies composed of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), Agricultural Training Institute- International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ATI- ITCPH), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National Dairy Authority (NDA), and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Bohol.
Featured activities are multi- sessions in the form of plenaries and panel discussions of exemplar practices and technologies on dairy, swine, poultry and waste management to be presented and led by various and resource persons.
According to Assistant Secretary for Livestock Enrico Garzon Jr., the activities are aimed at promoting the different outputs of livestock research and development and their practical application based on the needs of the farmers in their production endeavors.
He stressed that, currently, there are many concerns in the livestock sector that require much attention, thus the DA sees the expo as an opportunity to share and impart new and modern technologies which purvey effective ways in enhancing livestock production, creating linkages, and generating job opportunities.
Other activities lined- up for the event are products exhibition and technology demonstration, turnover of equipment for dairy undertakings, knowledge café, recognition of the Search for PCC’s Outstanding Farmer- and Cooperative-nominees, Established Enterprises and Partners, presentation and developed products of “Dairy Box”, and tour of enterprise models. (PR)