By ALMA B. SINUMLAG
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Agriculture, Apolinario Camsol in an interview reiterated the need to classify chicken dung being sold in the province.
In the proposed ordinance governing and regulating the sale and delivery of chicken dung proposed by Camsol, one of its highlight is the need to classify it.
He explained that there have been complaints that dung sold today are of poor quality, adulterated or with mixtures. He added that fresh and wet dung are being transported emitting foul odor.
He said there is a need to identify and list the source of adulterated dung.
“We are encouraging the farmers to list the source of adulterated dung for them to be penalized,” he added. He further said that farmers are forced to buy poor quality dung.
First class dung as stipulated in the proposed ordinance refers to chicken dung that are pure (no mixture), composed and clean; 2nd class refers to dung that are dry with some rice hulls or feathers; and rejects refers to dung with soil or dirt mixtures, adulterated, very odorous, watery and heavy.
Moreover, all persons transporting the dung from its origin or poultry must secure a handlers and livestock transport carrier license from the Bureau of Animal Industry – Marketing Development Division (BPI-MDD).
Also, trucks hauling dung must be road worthy, equipped and properly fixed to prevent the contents from dropping, sifting or leaking while in transit. The truck according to the proposed ordinance must carry disinfectant at all times.
Camsol said, should the proposed ordinance be approved, there will be a basis for inspection in the trading and selling areas of the dung. Moreover, a collection area of tax per municipality will be set. # nordis.net