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Damages to Livestock, Poultry Worth P2.7M Due to Typhoon

29 November 2013

PHILIPPINES - Typhoon Yolanda has damaged livestock and poultry worth a total amount of P2,745,947, according to the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian.

Provincial Veterinarian Dr Romeo Magdato in an interview said this already covers a province-wide assessment of affected livestock and poultry raisers as of 18 November 2013. However, the towns of Barbaza and Tibiao have not yet submitted their report.

The report showed that commercial poultry raisers lost about P1, 298,000 in stocks of chicken layers and broilers.

The rest of the figures indicated the losses in backyard farms of chickens, fighting cocks, ducks, and turkey and for livestock it includes swine, goat, carabao and cattle.

Top five towns greatly affected are Bugasong with P1,396,367 worth of damages, Sebaste – P349,110, Sibalom – P249,850, Libertad- P130,000 and Laua-an- P110,700.

The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian now readies the rehabilitation and recovery plan to bring back the source of livelihood of affected families and sustain the country’s food security requirement in terms of meat and other byproducts.

Dr Magdato said they proposed for a P10.4 million worth rehabilitation and recovery plan for next year broken down into semesters with P7.2 million budget for January to June and P3.5 million for July to December which will focus on restocking of swine, goats and cattle and chickens.

The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian assured support for livestock and poultry raisers for them to recover their losses and sustain their livelihood.

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