ATI-ITCPH of­fers train­ings on swine pro­duc­tion

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THE AGRI­CUL­TURAL Train­ing In­sti­tute-In­ter­na­tional Train­ing Cen­ter in Pig Hus­bandry (ATI-ITCPH) is of­fer­ing var­i­ous spe­cial­ized cour­ses through­out the year to as­sist pork pro­duc­ers achieve their pro­duc­tiv­ity and profitabil­ity goals. ATI-ITCPH, lo­cated in Batan­gas, is one of the 17 train­ing cen­ters of the Agri­cul­tural Train­ing In­sti­tute of the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture. It is the only train­ing cen­ter in Asia spe­cial­iz­ing on pig hus­bandry staffed with highly com­pe­tent tech­ni­cal per­son­nel whose local and in­ter­na­tional train­ings in­clude both large and small-scale pig farm­ing prac­tices.

ATI-ITCPH train­ings en­hance the par­tic­i­pants’ knowl­edge and skills to im­prove their swine man­age­ment. Among those who take the cour­ses in­clude non­govern­ment ex­ten­sion work­ers, farm­ers, en­trepreneurs, pri­vate ex­ten­sion ser­vice providers, agri­cul­tural teach­ers and pro­fes­sors, mem­bers of ru­ral­based or­ga­ni­za­tions and co­op­er­a­tives, and other in­ter­ested pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als.

The cen­ter pro­vides reg­u­lar train­ing pro­grams on pig hus­bandry and re­lated dis­ci­plines such as Ar­ti­fi­cial Insem­i­na­tion, Waste Man­age­ment, Meat Pro­cess­ing, and An­i­mal Feed­milling Tech­nol­ogy. These in­clude:

Train­ors’ Course on Pig Hus­bandry. This is a reg­u­lar once a year course for ex­ten­sion work­ers/tech­ni­cians of gov­ern­ment and non-gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions; and teach­ers/in­struc­tors of agri­cul­tural col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties han­dling pig hus­bandry sub­jects and/ or in-charge of pig farm project in the cam­pus.

Ba­sic Pig Hus­bandry. The course is de­signed

for pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als who are en­gaged or are still plan­ning to go into swine pro­duc­tion. The course con­sists of the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal lessons cov­er­ing all as­pects of swine rais­ing.

Ar­ti­fi­cial Insem­i­na­tion (AI). This course is tented for prac­tic­ing and would-be AI tech­ni­cians. It is a highly prac­ti­cal course, con­ducted for one week cov­er­ing the de­tailed as­pects of swine ar­ti­fi­cial insem­i­na­tion. At the end of the course, the par­tic­i­pants should have ac­quired pro­fi­ciency in se­men eval­u­a­tion, pro­cess­ing, and insem­i­na­tion.

An­i­mal Waste Man­age­ment. The course will serve as a venue for ex­po­sure of the par­tic­i­pants on the dif­fer­ent tech­niques of waste man­age­ment pro­ce­dures, which can be im­ple­mented in the farm. It is a com­bi­na­tion of the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal lessons un­der the su­per­vi­sion of ATI-ITCPH’s well-trained staff.

Pig Farm­ing as an En­ter­prise. This five-day train­ing is solely for farm own­ers, su­per­vi­sors, pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als or those in­ter­ested in pig farm­ing as a po­ten­tial busi­ness ven­ture. Here, par­tic­i­pants are way off pro­duc­tion but more fo­cused on the man­age­ment of pig busi­ness, busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and plan­ning.

Sus­tain­able Pig Farm­ing. In sup­port for the na­tional gov­ern­ment’s call to pro­mote or­ganic agri­cul­ture even in live­stock, this three-day train­ing in­volves the sus­tain­able ways and al­ter­na­tives of pig pro­duc­tion. On-Farm Pro­duc­tion of Ben­e­fi­cial Micro­organ­isms: Lac­tic Acid Bac­te­ria Serum (LABS) and Other Con­coc­tions. This train­ing is a sis­ter course of Sus­tain­able Pig Farm­ing deal­ing with the pro­duc­tion of fer­mented juices and LABS known to be ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient as an­tibi­otic and de­odor­izer for pig’s im­mune sys­tem and wastes. This em­ploys en­vi­ron­ment-friendly pro­ce­dures that are taught through lec­tures, demon­stra­tions, and prac­ti­cal ex­er­cises.

Ba­sic Meat Pro­cess­ing. The course aims to equip the par­tic­i­pants with the nec­es­sary knowl­edge and skills in pro­cess­ing pork into ham, ba­con, na­tive sausages, to­cino, pork, tapa, corned pork, and ham­burger. Meat pro­cess­ing pro­vides added value to pork thereby rais­ing in­come of pig rais­ers.

At the same time, ATI-ITCPH also pro­vides tai­lor-made and off-cen­ter cour­ses on pig hus­bandry and re­lated dis­ci­pline. These cour­ses are of­fered to gov­ern­ment and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als who re­quest for a spe­cially-de­signed and or­ga­nized train­ing. The cur­ricu­lum usu­ally is dif­fer­ent from the cen­ter’s reg­u­lar cour­ses since its ob­jec­tives are based on the pref­er­ence of clients. (Swine Mag­a­zine)

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://www.ati-da.gov.ph/itcph or https://twit­ter.com/ati­itcph?lang=en. In­quiries could also be sent to ati­[email protected] or by call­ing (63) (043) 756-1987; 756-1996 or (0918) 903-0121.

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