SHOWN in photo with Dorper and other breeds of sheep is Rex Yerro, who together with his father Nestor, are raising over 200 head of sheep in their farms in San Ildefonso, Bulacan and in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.
Earlier this year (2012), their farm became a Multiplier Farm under the Genetic Improvement Program of the Bureau of Animal Industry. As such, they received a package of purebred sheep for breeding. For every female sheep they received, they will return to the government three offspring.
The breeder sheep consisting of Dorper, St. Croix and Katahdin, were from the United States coursed through the BAI under the US Public Law 480 Assistance Program. The breeder sheep will be used to produce purebred as well as crossbreds which will be disseminated to local raisers to improve their own stocks.
The story about the Yerro sheep project is featured in the November 2012 issue of Agriculture Magazine. The story is authored by Tony A. Rodriguez.