In a concerted effort to enhance the genetic quality and quantity of livestock, the City Veterinary Office’s Malaybalay City Livestock Production Breeding and Training Center undertook benchmarking at the National Artificial Breeding Center, Brgy. Dalwangan, Malaybalay City on August 18, 2023.

The initiative aimed to identify areas of improvement and best practices that could be integrated into the city’s livestock breeding program.

The importance of this process lies in its role as a pivotal step toward achieving excellence and innovation in livestock breeding. Through collaboration, it seeks to refine its operations, elevate its breeding programs, and contribute significantly to the advancement of livestock genetics on both a local and national scale.

The team behind this endeavor included a group of training instructors and trainees from the Artificial Insemination Training Program. Leading the initiative were Training Instructors such as Alexis Flores II, serving as the Center Chief, and Phile Rae Bonggo, the Training Coordinator. Assisting them were Livestock Production Technicians Annabel Sia, Jack Gempisao, and Charlou Michael Dumindin.

Trainees participating in the program, including Faustino Belderol, Charlie Gil Tangi-an, John Ray Sagrado, Jun Mike Sagrado, Ronuel Damasco, John Rey Alesna, Jose Castro, and Robert Russell Marte. Their active engagement showcased their commitment to learning and their potential contribution to the enhancement of livestock breeding practices.

Thus, the center aims to implement refined techniques, drive innovation, and ultimately contribute to the betterment of the livestock industry under the administration City Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran of the City Government of Malaybalay.

Report: Dr. Omar Cahanap, CVO-NADA