The 6,000 sheep purchased by the Negros Occidental provincial government from Australia will arrive at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation port in Bacolod City this morning, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.
The sheep, estimated to cost about P80 million, will be quarantined at the Negros First Ranch in Santa Rosa, Murcia, to stabilize their strength and health before they are distributed to the raisers and beneficiaries, the governor said.
The governor hopes to make Negros Occidental the sheep Capital of Negros.
Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena had said earlier that of the sheep arriving, 300 are male and 5,700 are female.
A mixture of napier and stylo sathes grasses and concentrates will be fed to the sheep to improve their immune system , he said.*CPG