New “3-in-1” carabao may solve farmers’ woes
The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) has developed climate change resilient carabao that is meatier and milkier and will make farmers richer.
PCC Executive Director Arnel del Barrio described the new breed, which was named the Philippine Dairy Carabao, as “three-in-one” livestock animals.
With more meat to offer and even capable of adopting to humid conditions, the new breed can produce as much as 15 liters of milk a day for 10 months, significantly bigger than the average carabao’s dairy milk at 1.5 to 2 liters a day.
The official said the new line was created over four successive generations of crossbreeding.
The PCC, under the Republic Act No. 7307 known as the Carabao Act of 1992, was established to propel research and development to improve and boost the population of the country’s “national animal.”