“The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is expected to hand down mature technologies (as an output from researches) to the farmers and that expectation is a challenge for us to do research that will create impact and benefits to the farmers.” This was given emphasis by Director Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo in his speech during the 2018 BAI In-House R&D Review held on July 17-19, 2018 at the New Camelot Hotel, Quezon City. The said activity was conducted to ensure that the BAI will continuously produce quality researches. Also, it served as a venue to present, to review and to share R & D findings and experiences among researchers and colleagues in various disciplines.
The panel of judges were composed of the following: Dr. Ronilo De Castro and Dr. Synan Baguio from Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD); Dr. Amado Angeles and Dr. Elpidio Agbisit, Jr. of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Virginia Venturina from Central Luzon State University (CLSU); Dr. Edna Vida, Dr. Cristina Olo and Dr. Mariedel Autriz of Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC). For this year’s R&D review, there were 6 completed researches presented, 5 on-going, and 9 research proposals refined and evaluated by the evaluators.
The following researches emerged as winning papers:
Completed Paper (Research Category)
1st Prize – “Establishment and Application of Serum PCR Assay and Comparison of Serum PCV2 Load with Histopathology in Slaughter Pigs” presented by Dr. Tina Legaspi
2nd Prize - “Seed Production of Indigofera sp. as Influenced by Cutting Management and Plant Density” presented by Mr. Albert F. Astillero
3rd Prize - “Level of Dietary Energy for Optimum Production Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Banaba Chicken Raised in Confinement” presented by Ms. Justin R. Caoagdan
Completed Paper (Development category)
1st Prize - “Efficient Utilization of Pekin Duck Under Philippine Condition” presented by Dr. Angel M. Guno
Certificate of recognition and a cash prize of Php 15,000, 10,000 and 7,000 were awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners, respectively.
On-going Paper (Development category)
1st Prize - “Current Status of Apiculture and Detection of Honeybee Diseases and Pests in the Philippines” presented by Mr. Richard Lagrimas
2nd Prize - “Conservation, Improvement and Profitable Utilization of the Philippine Native Pig” presented by Ms. Vea Arellano
3rd Prize - “Acceptability of Rabbit Meat Product Using Naturally Grown Herbs and Spices” presented by Ms. Analene G. Soliven.
Mr. Hernando F. Avilla, Officer-in-Charge of LRDD expressed his thanks to the panel of evaluators, SUCs, 3 sections of LRDD and the secretariat. He was also happy because there were lot of entries for this year.
The In-House R&D Review is an annual event organized by the Livestock Research and Development Division (LRDD). ###