Sandugo Agri Fair 2018

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Created on Monday, 23 July 2018

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol distributed 55 units of fiberglass motorized bancas and joined the launching of the 7th National Rice Techmology Forum cum Rice Derby held yesterday (July 18, 2018) at Loon and Talibon, Bohol, respectively.

Prior to the two activities, the Agri Chief joined the Provincial Government of Bohol with Governor Edgar Chatta to grace the opening of the Sandugo Agri Fair 2018 held on July 17, 2018 at ICM, Tagbilaran City.

The Secretary also visited and made a tour inside the BRP MV Francisco Dagohoy as he promised to bring the said vessel during the Sandugo.

In his message during the agri fair, Pinol encourages the youth to go into farming and be an agri-entrepreneurs.

He also said that some 1,600 heads of girolando breed of cattle from Mexico is about to be delivered with 1,000 heads allocated for the province, as a multiplier heads, making Bohol as the dairy capital of the country. He said a girolando cattle can produce 109 liters of milk a day per cattle. He said the breed was sourced from Mexico and NOT from the FMD country in response to the concerns of the cattle industry of the province regarding the possibility for an FMD infestation. He said he look for other sources, hence Mexico is an free FMD country.

The Secretary also promise to bring down the prices of fish the the market. "It is very ironic that Bohol is surrounded with bodies of water, yet your fish sold in the market is very high. Give me 1 and 1/2 months and i'l flood you with fishes of low prices.