Carabao’s dairy production chalks Php 7-M walk-in revenue

December 8, 2015 7:52 am 

,BUKIDNON, Dec. 7 – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the farming village of Dalwangan here generated Php 7 million revenue this year from the Carabao dairy production, PCC official said Monday.

Gina Villamor, head of the PCC Marketing Department, said that a single Carabao could produce at least six liters of milk valued at the prevailing price in the market of Php75.00 per liter.

She said that this year’s Php7 million was only a walk-in revenue where clients purchased directly at the PCC in Dalwangan.

Villamor said that the PCC has currently 200 heads of female carabao where 90 heads are for dispersal and reproduction for two cooperatives in the towns of Don Carlos and Maramag, all of Bukidnon.

As of 2015, the PCC already dispersed a total of 126 heads to various cooperatives engaged in Carabao milk production in Bukidnon.

Villamor said that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is fast tracking the development of the daily production involving carabao milk to catch up with other countries in the ASEAN region.

Villamor identified the countries where the dairy production has overtaken the Philippines as Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.

She said that the National Dairy Authority (NDA) has adopted the Dairy Multiplier Scheme (DMS) in a bid to uplift the country’s dairy industry.

DMS is a loan scheme from government banks such as Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) with a lower interest.

“No doubt, the Philippines would soon be among the best in the ASEAN market when it comes to dairy products,” Villamor said. (PNA)

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