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water buffalo of the Philippines

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In addition, DA Caraga regional director Edna Mabeza also prepared agricultural goodies for farmers to take home after the one-day event where six carabaos with implements, bags of registered rice seeds and open-pollinated variety (OPV) corn seeds are raffled off while every farmer received assorted vegetable seeds for their household gulayan project.
Del Barrio's team used the D-loop mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (mtDNA) approach in measuring the genetic link between samples taken from carabaos in the Philippines and in China.
The [mtDNA] sequences showed 99 per cent to 100 per cent compatibility with China breeds, confirming that local carabaos had descended from the maternal lines in China," the article said.
Manila The Philippine carabao, the country's national animal, though not endemic, is likely to have descended from swamp buffaloes in China, a study has shown.
Besides these, five carabaos, five heads of cattle and three packets of goats, as well as 100 bags of rice seeds and 100 bags of open-pollinated variety corn seeds, amounting to P6.
Escudero said unlike tractors, carabaos do not require fuel which is getting increasingly expensive and heavily susceptible to price fluctuations.
According to the lawmaker, during the 1980s then president Ferdinand Marcos enacted the order which banned the slaughter of carabaos below seven years of age.
Escudero, who served under Marcos as agriculture minister, said the presidential directive had been successful in ensuring that young, productive carabaos are kept alive to work on the farms.
Meanwhile, he said dairy carabaos are also good source of protein, and the carabao industry contributes to about 6.
The Chairman of the House Special Committee on Food Security is seeking an inquiry into the state of the country's Carabao Development Program, which was started in 1992, because of the declining carabao inventory that indicates problems in the industry.
Violago said the province has also received in June 2008 the title "Milk Capital of the Philippines," it being the largest province in Central and Northern Luzon which produces more milk from both cows and carabaos than any other place in the Philippines.