(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 29 March 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

DA Caraga boosts livestock industry amid pandemic

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga has taken different initiatives to boost the livestock industry amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Caraga Region has the capacity to produce its own livestock feeds.” 

This was the statement of DA-Caraga regional director Engr. Ricardo Oñate, Jr., as he emphasized the vast opportunities in the livestock industry, during the Regional Dialogue for Livestock Program in Butuan City on March 8-9, 2022.

“We have the raw materials, our farmers produce it here, so why not produce our feeds to help our livestock raisers and the farmers as well,” he added.

The two-day activity was participated by municipal, city, and provincial veterinarians together with livestock program coordinators in the local government units.

Also, Jekem Sanchez, Regional Livestock Program focal person, said that the activity also served as an avenue of preparing LGU counterparts in the devolution of agricultural extension functions upon the full implementation of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling. (DA-RFO XIII, RAFIS/PIA-Caraga)