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Filipino Farmers Gifted One Carabao Each

20 December 2013

PHILIPPINES – Farmers in Barangay province have each received a Carabao as part of the animal dispersal programme.

A total of 26 cattle were given through the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OpVet) as part of a farming support scheme.

A memorandum of agreement states the first calf from each Carabao must be returned to OpVet for future dispersals.

The scheme has gifted animals to hundreds of farmers in Missayap, Pigcawayan and other townships in recent years.

Regional governor, Emmylou Mendoza advised farmers take care of their donated animal.

“The objective is to help farmer-beneficiaries acquire farm animals without cash outlay and to make them responsible enough to sustain the cattle.”

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