Anna Carreon | May 4, 2018
Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine students of Central Mindanao University (CMU) will soon have a new state-of-the-art research and training complex on campus. The project, which broke ground recently, is part of Pilmico and Aboitiz Foundation’s joint efforts to elevate livestock raising and management in the region.
The facility, named Livestock Training Complex, will be located within the university’s compound and will be managed by CMU’s University Income Generation Program. It will house a training center, research and development hubs, and fully-equipped laboratories where students, specialists, and backyard farmers may be exposed, immersed, and trained in the actual production of high-quality swine, poultry, and aquaculture.
The Livestock Training Complex will provide a venue for knowledge-sharing, R&D and innovation… A modern facility complete with the latest tools and technologies on swine genetics, animal nutrition, artificial insemination and farm management, which the whole community can benefit from.
-Jefferson Abian, Pilmico Assistant Vice President for Feeds-Sales in Mindanao
Meanwhile, in her message addressed to Central Mindanao University, Aboitiz Foundation FVP & COO Maribeth Marasigan said:
“In a few months, a high-end facility will rise. I imagine it to be a center of learning and growth in this area as I see our learners, which include the students, farmers, and even specialists, as future innovators and drivers of positive change… We in the Aboitiz Group hope that you will maximize our investment and assistance as we work together to drive change for a better world.”
The Livestock Training Complex is expected to be completed by August 2018.
“Thank you very much to Pilmico, Aboitiz Foundation and the people who made this project possible; most notably my colleagues who worked really hard for the university – for the good of our students, for our employees and for the people in our community,” said CMU President Dr. Ma Luisa Soliven.