THE Department of Agriculture (DA)-Central Visayas distributed three forage choppers to cattle raisers while supporting the adaptation of climate-resilient livestock raising in the province.

This is to equip livestock producers for producing silage, a climate-resilient technology for livestock raisers, said Livestock Focal Team Voltaire Amper of DA-Central Visayas.

The forage chopper is a farm implement that has the advantage of shredding forages at a uniform length.

The shredded forage is then compacted and stored in airtight conditions to be used as preserved animal feed or silage, said Amper.

DA is currently advocating for silage production to build resiliency for livestock raisers confronted with frequent weather anomalies and natural calamities.

Prior to the distribution of the forage choppers, DA-Central Visayas conducted a social preparation activity to prepare the members to efficiently operate the machines.

The farmers’ associations that are recipients of forage choppers include Mabinay-Arebasore Farm Family Association, Pamplona-Fatima Farmers’ Association, and Guihulngan City-Kapunungan sa Makugihong Mag-uuma sa Trinidad with around 60 farmer-members.

The three farmers’ associations are recipients of the cattle fattening project of DA-Central Visayas. (PIA)