ASCOT, ATI, DA launch farmers’ livestock school

John Claufer B. Malapitan

In line with the promotion of Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (RA 10068), the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC III) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the first Farmers’ Livestock School (FLS) on Natural Pig Farming in Barangay 04, San Luis, Aurora on 07 April 2017.

Mark Vincent Padilla, ASCOT research coordinator, said the pig raising system is designed to enable pigs to carry out core natural behavior within a healthy real world environment even though they are raised in pens.

“Through conventional farming, people tend to be resistant to antibiotics” said Dr. Riosahlie Ylar, project member and resource person of FLS.

During the event, ASCOT President Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, encouraged the 41 participants to raise pigs naturally to avoid antibiotic resistance, which is a major cause that shortens human lifespan.


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