535 lists in the roll, graduated

535 lists in the roll, graduated

The 3rd quarter of 2015 was just an ordinary part of the year for the ATI-ITCPH staff who conducted 21 courses and activities. A total of 535 participants attended the various courses for this period.
Ninety four (94) Grade school children were taught on agriculture and pig farming in the Sustainability Kiddie Farm Tour. As for the National Course on Basic Meat Processing, sixty (60) participants graduated. They were given lectures on meat, non-meat ingredients, packaging and meat preservation. On the last day of this course was a seminar on “The Other White Meat” attended by 133 college students from the De La Salle University Lipa. The course culminated with the sensory evaluation of the outputs of Meat Processing participants.
Added to the number, fifty six (56) participants finished training in National Course on Artificial Insemination while 21 pig farmers from nearby barangays of Lipa joined in the one-day AI course. Eleven (11) took the Course on Pig Farming as an Enterprise aimed at promoting pig keeping as a business rather than just as an additional mean of income. Business plans as outputs were presented
The Center also conducted a two-week Basic Course on Pig Husbandry participated by twenty five (25) farm owners, entrepreneurs and farm workers. This targeted to enhance both knowledge and skills through practical and hands-on exercises. Also, a week Course on Swine Production Medicine Course catered twenty (20) veterinary medicine practitioners all over the country. This was initiated to increase knowledge and update present status of the veterinary practice.
Meanwhile, a 3-day tailor-made course for CEVA Philippines was also completed. Lectures on Health Management and Farm Administration were presented catering the training needs of the private sector. Short courses on Sustainable Pig Farming, LABS and the Refresher on Climate Smart Livestock Focused on Renewable Energy Sources were also accomplished.
ATI-ITCPH Center Director Dr. Ruth Miclat-Sonaco expressed that the commitment and dedication of the staff were primary reasons for the 3rd quarter’s accomplishment. She then reminds her staff to always be inspired of what the Center had done for its 30 years in public service.