Business: 5,840 Aussie Sheep Arrive in Negros Occidental
A total of 5,840 sheeps procured by the Negros Occidental provincial government from Australia have arrived yesterday morning at the BREDCO port, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said.
The sheep, estimated to cost about P80 million, will be quarantined for 30 days at the NEGROS FIRST Ranch in Brgy. Santa Rosa in Murcia, to stabilize their strength and health before they are distributed to the raisers and beneficiaries, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said.
Marañon earlier said that through the purchase of these sheeps, Negros Occidental vies to be the ‘Sheep Capital of the Philippines.’
The governor has formed a Livestock Marketing and Dispersal Committee to administer the dispersal of the sheeps.
The committee, which he chairs, is composed of assistant provincial legal officer Mary Ann Manayon-Lamis, provincial administrator Enrique Pinongan, provincial accountant Lucille Pines, and Decena.* (DBDangcalan)