THE Provincial Government of Negros Occidental has leased out some facilities of the 159-hectare Negros First Ranch in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Murcia to Japanese dairy company Tenshinzan Farm.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Takahiro Ishii, representative director of Tenshinzan Farm, signed a contract of lease for the dairy development project at the Governor’s Office Wednesday, September 13, a report from the Capitol said.
The signing rites were witnessed by Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena and Kozen Takemoto of Tenshinzan Farm.
The lease agreement states that Tenshinzan Farm will lease a portion of the Negros First Ranch and invest in a Dairy Development Project aimed to contribute to the food security and economic growth of the province.
The Tenshinzan Farm will finance and undertake the construction and repair of the milking parlor and other facilities at the ranch.
The Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Decena will assist and render its manpower and technical support services as may be necessary in the management and operation of the project.
The Negros First Ranch was established in 2011 as part of the efforts to
ensure food sufficiency in the province.
It is one of the Negros First Development Agenda that endeavors to sustain livestock industry that can suffice the need of Negrenses, and also uplift the status of the cattle and sheep industry of the province.
The Negros First Ranch initiatives include the cattle breeding and fattening project, sheep breeding project, pasture development project, research, and trainings.