MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, July 30 (PIA) – Close to P2M technology assistance was turned over by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to the province of Camiguin as support to the establishment of a dairy processing plant.
This is under DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program dubbed SET-UP.
New sets of pasteurizer, homogenizer, finish product holding tank, boiler hot water set, fill seal machine, stainless tables, and motor control were recently turned over in hope to improve the quality of their dairy products and complement the need of the government run dairy farm.
The provincial government pushed the establishment of the facility to be able to showcase dairy production technologies to interested farmer who will be later recipients of the dairy farm’s multiplier program.
It likewise ensures that the facility is compliant to the good manufacturing practices (GMP) and produce dairy products that are safe for human consumption.
This project, meanwhile, is also banked to support the province nutrition program, reducing the prevalence of malnutrition among children through the provision of a daily glass of milk. (JCV/PIA-10)
Some 3000 liters of fresh milk harvest backs up the daily nutritional needs of priority children in Camiguin.
The local government units have tapped the provincial dairy farm in supplying milk daily to all identified undernourished children around the province.
Extra harvests are likewise made available to the locals through the Provincial Veterinary office, now sold at P50/liter.
Kids enrolled for the LGU sponsored “summer kiddie camp” are likewise getting their own share milk daily.
Currently, there are about 83 cows now housed inside the farm, from the original 40 heads loaned from National Dairy Authority (NDA)
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, November 06 (PIA)- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office turned over Primary Dairy Processing Shared Services Facility (SSF) to the Camiguin Provincial Government Dairy Farm on 23 October 2015 during the Ugmad Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair.
The dairy farm management is managed by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), including the production which covers the cattle shed and other farm structures, second is the fresh milk collection, processing and marketing.
The shared facility turned over include packaging sterilizers to destroy all pathogenic organisms in the packaging materials of fresh milk, a chiller and chest freezers that serve as cooling equipment to preserve the shelf life of the fresh milk, a stainless cooling tub and stainless and food grade Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant working tables.
The Provincial LGU aimed at promoting fresh milk in Camiguin to fight malnutrition problem among children and share the commitment with the other Local Chief Executives to integrate the fresh milk in the feeding program of the 5 municipalities in Camiguin.
For 2 years now, the fresh milk production of the Camiguin Dairy farm surprisingly expanded market coverage to resorts, restaurant and local residents both Camiguin natives and foreigners living in Camiguin. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)