The City Government of Malaybalay has received a total of Php 200,000.00 from the Agricultural Training Institute of Region 10 (ATI-R10) for the purchase of swine laboratory equipment. This initiative aims to upgrade the artificial insemination laboratory of the City Veterinary Office (CVO) through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) back in 2018 under the National Livestock Program.

According to CVO, the City Government is suppose to give back a total of 111 piglets due for distribution to different municipalities/cities in the province of Bukidnon as part of the MOA. However due to the pandemic, the ATI-R10 has instructed instead to distribute the said 111 piglets for qualified recipients of the City.

The Vet’s office to date has already distributed more than 100 piglets to  qualified beneficiaries from various barangays.