The Cagayan Valley Small Ruminants Research Center is mandated to lead the conduct of research and extension activities to promote sustainable goat and sheep raising activities. Its goal is to turn the raising of small ruminants from a subsistence farm activity into a profitable business based on livestock.
The center has on-going projects funded by the DOST-PCAARD, namely: Innovative systems in advancing technology-based goat production program (with 6 projects); DOST-PCAARRD-ISU Technology Business Incubation (TBI) Project; and Evaluation of the production performance and egg quality of ITIK Kayumanggi in selected duck egg production regions.
Through its Director, Dr. Jonathan N. Nayga, the Cagayan Valley Small Ruminant Research Center has signed agreements with various individuals and businesses as incubates under the DOST-PCAARRD-ISU Technology Business Incubation (TBI) Project. The main purpose of these agreements is to provide technical assistance, help the incubatees market their products by making infomercials and other marketing materials, and help them set up partnerships, linkages, and marketing to help them grow their businesses. The following are some of the successful incubatees of the center:
-Aquchickboy, represented by its President, Mr. Rofel P. Gamiao of San Mateo, Isabela, for his business Aquchickboy for ITIK PINAS production and product development;
MJ Health Product, of Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, represented by its President, Ms. Marjel Cuyangan, for making herbal teas;
-Agricomponent Corporation, which has an office in Tagaran, Cauayan City, Isabela, for the processing of chevon products and for letting the incubatee use the integrated slaughterhouse and meat processing facility;
-Avryl’s winery with a business address at Tagaran, Cauayan City, Isabela, for producing fruit wines.