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Women poultry raisers in MisOr receive feeds as chicken layer production support

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, December 29, 2023 – Twenty-five (25) women members of Mosangot Women’s Producer Cooperative (MOWOPCO) received 70 bags of chicken layer feeds from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Northern Mindanao to support the program’s Ready-to-Lay (RTL) Chicken Production Project distributed in October 2023.

The Php 168,000-layer feeds were delivered to the said FA on November 22, 2023.

It can be recalled that in October 2023, DA-SAAD Program Phase 2 initially provided 315 ready-to-lay chickens, 30 bags of chicken layer feeds, and biologics, all of which totaled Php 529,800.

The rest of the agri-inputs for the RTL Chicken Production Project, such as the 100 egg trays and five rolls of chicken nets, are set to be delivered during the first quarter of 2024.

MOWOPCO is among the FAs identified by the SAAD Program covered under the Phase 2 implementation in Misamis Oriental for the years 2023 to 2028. Residents of barangay Mosangot in Binuangan, the group is operating on an estimated land area of 7.62 hectares (ha) for livestock production.

The said FA will be using 130 square meters of land area, owned by one of its members, where the group built the poultry house (as their  counterpart) to keep the 315 ready-to-lay chickens. Although policies have not been made, it was decided that the group will hire a caretaker, who will be living in the area and be paid Php 3,000 a month. It was also settled that as a rental fee for the use of the land, the owner of the communal area would receive chicken dung as payment. 

The farmers of MOWOPCO are set to begin supplying eggs to wholesalers and retailers in the market in Binuangan town, Misamis Oriental in January 2024, expecting a total of Php 49,950 sales per month with a Php 3,620 profit per month.

MOWOPCO Agriculture Profile

Established in 2011, the members of the MOWOPCO have been engaging in agricultural activities, particularly in livestock and poultry raising and fishing. They get their income from selling chicken, swine, cattle, goats, and fish.

For their additional source of income, some of them have small general merchandise stores, and others work as laborers, habal-habal drivers, and carpenters.

Based on the Beneficiary Needs Assessment (BNA) conducted by the SAAD Northern Mindanao Area Coordinators, the Program identified ready-to-lay chicken production as one of the proposed projects for MOWOPCO as the group’s members have experience in poultry raising, which has been one of their sources of income in the community. ###


Writer: Jo Ann Sablad, DA-SAAD Region 10 Information Officer

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