OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, September 17, 2021 – Two poultry raising associations from Occidental Mindoro received Ready-to-Lay (RTL) Chicken Egg Production inputs for repopulation from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program.
The Poultry Calawag Association (PCA) in Magsaysay, and Paluan Chicken Laying Farmers Association (PaCLayFA) situated in Paluan each received 288 chickens (Lohmann breed) and 75 bags of 50 kilograms (kg) chicken feeds on September 5. The project costs Php 737,700 under SAAD’s FY 2021 fund. Both groups are expecting to have an increase in their egg production for up to 4,000 eggs per month after 30 to 60 days.
RTL chicken is known for producing a high number of eggs (320 to 330 eggs per year), with sizes ranging from medium to large. If given the right care, the chicken is able to produce eggs all year round. This also requires minimum maintenance, which is recommended for poultry raising beginners.
The project aims to raise and sustain the number of eggs currently produced by the associations as RTL chickens lack incubation instinct impeding the breeding process.
PCA and PaCLayFA were granted the first cycle of RTL chickens in October and started producing eggs in December 2020 worth Php 475,200. Currently, PCA produces an average of 4,500 eggs while PaCLayFA produces 5,500 to 6,000 eggs per month. With this, PaCLayFA sold a total of 45,601 eggs for Php 292,085 (Table 1) while PCA sold 33,309 eggs for Php 172,271 (Table 2) from December 2020 to August 2021.
Table 1. Palueños Chicken Laying Farmers Association’s Egg Production and Sales
Table 2. Poultry Calawag Association’s Egg Production and Sales
However, due to decreasing number of egg production, which is attributed to chicken mortality and the gradual decrease of productivity (which is a natural attribute of RTL chickens), hence the need for regular repopulation.
Both associations are saving from their groups’ funds for repopulation needs in the future to ensure the poultry’s sustainability. ###
Writer: Dianne Francis A. Sy, SAAD Information Officer I
Vilmar J. Robes – SAAD Area Coordinator, Magsaysay
Jhonzell Panganiban – SAAD Area Coordinator, Paluan
Linda Masangkay – Chairperson, Poultry Calawag Association
Lilibeth Gonzales – Chairperson, Palueños Chicken Laying Farmers Association
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