Camiguin milk feeding program kicks off


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, March 12 (PIA) – Free supply of fresh cow’s milk is now delivered direct to beneficiary school here.

Just few months after the government-owned dairy farm was opened, malnourished children in Binunsaran Elementary School begin to enjoy their daily supply of fresh cow’s milk.

The feeding program will run for about four months and will also be expanded to other public schools in the province to help children with nutritional deficiencies.

The Pilot Dairy Farm is run and maintained by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), housing 25 imported cows loaned from the National Dairy Authority (NDA).

Twelve of these cows are now pregnant and is currently sustaining the initial release of fresh milk to the priority school with most number of underweight/malnourished children.

Dr. Louis S. Bollozos, chief of the Provincial Veterinary Office, said each cow can yield at least 10 liters of milk daily. (JCV/PIA)




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s