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Carabao-based dairy farming gains ground

Carabao-based dairy farming has become a viable enterprise in the Philippines and experts are saying it is an emerging industry that is seen to have the ability to address food security and income-generating opportunities to Filipinos.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, milk production in the country was 19.5 million liters in 2013, 33.6 liters of which came from carabao’s milk.

However, despite the potential of this industry, local milk production can only contribute 1 percent of the country’s dairy needs—making dairy products the country’s third-largest agricultural import after wheat and soybean meal.

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