DTI turns over milking machines to dairy farmers in Nueva Ecija thru SSF scheme

August 5, 2015 5:16 am 

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Aug. 4 –The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has turned over milking machines to dairy farmers here under its shared service facility (SSF) program.

The beneficiaries of the DTI’s SSF milking machines are the farmer-trustees of the 11 dairy cooperatives being assisted by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), which is the agency’s National Impact Zone (NIZ) under the Carabao Development Program (CDP).

The units consist of two double-bucket type milking machines and two milk cans, each with 40-liter capacity. The milking machines come in two types: electrical and gas engine-driven

The SSF grantees are the Nag-iisang Masikap Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC), Pulong Buli PMPC, Bagong Pag-asa sa Bagong Talavera PMPC, Casile Dairy PMPC, Simula ng Panibagong Bukas MPC, Ayos Lomboy Dairy Cooperative, Buklod Producers Cooperative, KAPAGENA, Kabulihan Producers Cooperative, Dimasalang Sur Credit Cooperative, and San Vicente Dairy Producers Cooperative.

Dr. Peregrino G. Duran, team leader of the PCC dairy herd improvement-enterprise development program, said the maximum utilization of milking machine is highly recommended to keep it in good working condition.

Duran said that only the province of Nueva Ecija received the most number of milking machines under DTI’s SSF scheme.

Engineer Eladio N. Duran, DTI small and medium enterprise development division chief, said that any farmer-cooperator who wants to borrow unutilized units can submit a letter-request to DTI to avail of the equipment.

“You need to utilize the milking machine otherwise it will become rusty and eventually unserviceable. It is also significant for all of you to know the importance of regular milking of the animals to prevent mastitis and to boost its milk production potential,” Dr. Felomino V. Mamuad, PCC deputy executive director, reminded the farmer-trustees. (PNA)

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