Pilmico, Aboitiz Foundation breaks ground on Livestock Training Complex in Bukidnon

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Pilmico Foods Corporation, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation Inc., signs Memorandum of Agreement with Central Mindanao University to build a livestock research and training facility.

Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine students of Central Mindanao University (CMU) will soon have a modern research and training facility in their campus thanks to a donation by the Aboitiz Group.

Pilmico Foods Corporation, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation Inc., broke ground to build a state-of-the-art research & development complex in Central Mindanao University (CMU), as part of its efforts to elevate livestock raising and management in the region.

The facility, which will be called the “Livestock Training Complex”, will be located within the compound of the university and will be managed by CMU’s University Income Generation Program (UIGP). 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,” said 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.”

CMU President Dr. Ma Luisa Soliven expressed her gratitude to Pilmico, Aboitiz Foundation and all those who “worked really hard to turn this project into a reality – for the good of the university and our students, for our employees and for the people in our community.”

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The Livestock Training Complex is expected to be completed by August 2018.