CABARROGUIS, Quirino—The provincial government has received a feed mill from the Korea International Cooperation Agency to boost the food supply for hog raisers and cooperatives here.
The feed mill was donated following a partnership between the provincial government and KOICA.
Gov. Junie Cua said the mill is a component of the Quirino Integrated Rural Development plan, aimed at sustaining the livestock portion of the agricultural value chain, increasing the income of farmers in the province, and improving their quality of life.
The facility was turned over in a program attended by Korean Embassy minister counsellor Kyun Jong-Ho, KOICA country director Shin Myung Seop, farmers and provincial officials led by Cua.
The feed mill was constructed earlier this year at the Quirino State University in Barangay Dipintin in Maddela town, under a usufruct agreement between Cua and QSU president Samuel Benigno.
The facility has an area of approximately 760 sq. m. and an ideal processing capacity of five metric tons per hour. It has been operating since July with maximum production of four tons per hour and 80 metric tons of feeds per month.
Feed Mill manager Jeremel Agustin said its production is just enough to supply the Q-Life product beneficiaries and backyard raisers in the province.
“We operate based on our monthly targets of production and on the available raw materials, especially the macro ingredients because these are purchased from local supplier,” Agustin said.
The mill intends to increase its production to be able to supply all the hog raisers in the province, he added.