To further enhance the quality of researches produced by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), its Livestock Research and Development Division (LRDD) spearheaded the 2019 BAI R&D In-House Review on July 17 to 19, 2019 at the Oracle Hotel, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The annual activity showcased completed and on-going research papers, and proposals by BAI researchers, as well as papers from BAI-funded projects downloaded to different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) across the country.
Indeed, the activity served as venue for researchers to have their papers reviewed by the invited panel of evaluators with various experiences in the field of animal science and veterinary medicine. Among the experts invited to share their comments and suggestions were as follows: 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. Rommel Sulabo of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Virginia Venturina from Central Luzon State University (CLSU); and Mariedel Autriz of Cavite State University (CvSU).
This year, a total of 3 completed and 6 on-going research projects (4 competing and 2 non-competing), and 13 research proposals were submitted and presented during the in-house R&D review. Below are the winning papers for 2019:
“Applicability of Electrical Waterbath at Different levels of Voltage on Rabbit Slaughtering”
Presented by Mr. Christian Renz Jacob
“Current Status of Apiculture and Detection of Honey Bee Diseases and Pests in the
Presented by Mr. Richard Lagrimas
“Organized Breeding and Selection for the Establishment of Breeding True-to-Type Native Pig Population in Quezon”
Presented by Ms. Rose Ann Magnaye
“Development of Breeder Farms for Philippine Native Chicken (Paraoakan, Banaba, and Joloano) for Meat and Egg”
Presented by Mr. Mat San Agustin
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Dr. Eduardo DL. Torne, OIC, LRDD delivers his welcome message during the opening ceremony
Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo, OIC, BAI discusses the 3Is: intensification, innovation, and inspiration during his opening message at the 2019 BAI R&D In-House Review
Mr. Christian Renz Jacob, 1st Place winner for the Completed Paper Research Category, answers questions from the panel of judges during the deliberations
Mr. Richard Lagrimas, 1st Place winner for Completed Paper Development Category, discusses his paper during the In-House R&D Review