Philippine Carabao Center launches farmers livestock school
The Philippine Carabao Center has launched the Farmers Livestock School on Dairy Buffalo Production in to help disseminate information on best practices and technologies in carabao milk and carabao milk products.
“Several years ago, PCC experienced difficulties in spreading technologies and it took us a year to come up with this kind of project wherein dairy farmers will surely grasp the learning and enjoy as well because this is a participatory-type class. There are a lot of exciting activities,” PCC Farmers Livestock School project leader Eric Palacpac said.
The Farmers Livestock School was launched in San Jose City and the town of Guimba in Nueva Ecija this May. The classes are still ongoing at the San Jose city hall in Nueva Ecija where it is held every Friday. The classes in Guimba started last week.
The seminars/classes were started with partner-cooperatives of the PCC including the Easter Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Simula ng Panibagong Bukas Cooerative, both in San Jose City.
The PCC has an enterprise development program that aims to improve the productivity of carabaos as sources of meat and milk to help farmers augment their income. The goal is to emphasize carabao production as an enterprise instead of just for subsistence.
The Farmers Livestock School of the PCC will be brought to the Ilocos Region next month.