Livestock, poultry fair set Oct. 8 – 10

Preparations are underway for the Livestock and Poultry Fair slated from October 8 to 10 at Plaza del Pilar, as part of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2022 celebration.

Organized by the Office of the City Veterinarian, the 2-day activity is intended to showcase the livestock and poultry industry which significantly contributes to the economy of the city.

City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola said the fair will have side events to include the Pet Expo from Oct. 8-10 and the Asao Lechon Festival on Oct. 10.

Livelihood Seminars will also be held and these include Profitable Rabbit Raising on Oct. 8-9; Swine Raising Post-ASF on Oct. 8 and Poultry Raising on Oct. 9.

The activity will also feature the “Pinaka Contest” recognizing the best of the best in the different categories set.  The competitions include the heaviest chicken Zampen breed (male and female), heaviest all breed chicken (male and female), heaviest goat (male and female), heaviest carabao (male and female), heaviest cattle (male and female), heaviest swine (male and female), heaviest duck (male and female), heaviest rabbit (male and female), innovative product (chicken and rabbit) and smallest chicken (hen and rooster).

The winner in each category will receive a cash prize of P5,000 from the City Government.

Awarding ceremony will be on Oct. 10 from 8am to 10am. Cut-off for the submission of entries is October 3. For any inquiries or concerns, interested parties may contact the Veterinary Field Office in their area.  (Sheila Covarrubias)