THE Apayao Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) joined forces with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) Region 2 to hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the first Dairy Processing Facility in the province, located in San Gregorio, Luna, Apayao.
The facility is set to become a pioneering hub for the production and processing of dairy products in the province. With the aim of promoting local dairy farming and enhancing the livelihoods of farmers, this initiative seeks to harness the potential of the carabao’s high-quality milk.
To start with, the hub is to house 71 heads of dairy cattle, as well as necessary equipment such as dairy boxes.
It will house modern equipment and facilities necessary for milk collection, processing, packaging and distribution, maximizing efficiency and lowering production costs
Furthermore, the project aims to address the challenges faced by local farmers by providing training and technical assistance.
Through collaboration with the PCC, local farmers will receive guidance on best practices in carabao management, feeding, and breeding, increasing milk production and improving the overall quality of their herds.