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LGU run dairy farm boosts nutrition program

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LGU run dairy farm boosts nutrition program

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)

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Camiguin milk feeding program kicks off

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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)

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