The Doctor Is A Farmer At Heart
Dr. Jayson Canson is an opthalmologist and plastic surgeon who loves farming. Despite his buys schedule practicing his medical profession, he is undertaking his own farming projects in a portion of St. Martha Farms in Teresa, Rizal, where his parents run a 70,000 head poultry contract breeding operation and a Pangasius hatchery.
Piggery is a pet project of the medical doctor. He has a number of breeders which are selected. One acquisition is a Pietrain sow with a small percentage of Duroc blood. This particular sow gave birth to 23 piglets, 21 of which survived. Some of the piglets were distributed to other mother pigs for nursing.
He also does his own experiment, one of which is crossing the native pig with the white imported breeds. One of the offspring of the native pig was made into lechon during the farm’s Christmas party last year.
He fattens his own piglets. Most of the fatteners, however, were sold during the last Christmas season. He is going to fatten all the piglets of two mother pigs that have recently farrowed.
Another project of the 34-year-old bachelor doctor is pineapple production. He has planted thousands of suckers and may be considered the biggest planter of this fruit crop in the entire province of Rizal.
Dr. Canson is the only son of former PNP Deputy Director General Jewel Canon and Mrs. Cecile Canson. He usually spends at least two whole days a week in his farm. He has his own workers to take care of the daily chores.
By Zac B. Sarian