Champion farmer in NE shares success story in dairying

In another episode of CaraAralan Webinar Series, Michael R. Pascual, owner of MCCR Pascual Dairy Farm from Minabuyok, Talavera, Nueva Ecija shared his success story in buffalo dairying during yesterday’s webinar episode, “May Magandang Bukas sa Paggagatas–Kwento at Kwenta ng Tagumpay ng MCCR Pascual Dairy Farm.”

Although dairying was far from the business he started, Pascual tried it in 2007 because of financial struggles. He doubted himself at first because of lack of skills and experience. Driven by his desire to continue dairying and establish a career, he attended training and seminars at the DA-PCC and adopted important practices and technologies.

Pascual shared his knowledge and skills in silage making, feeding milk replacer to calves, monitoring in-heat buffaloes, and milk quality screening using california mastitis test. He also emphasized the proper procedures in hand milking to ensure the quality of milk, along with other best practices and technologies in enhancing dairy production.

His hardwork paid off, as he achieved financial stability, and was able to support the education of their children, renovated their farm and house, and bought vehicles and appliances.

In the future, he wants his farm to be accredited by the Agricultural Training Institute as a Learning Site for Agriculture.
He concluded his presentation by encouraging everyone to venture into dairy farming because of its benefits and stability.
“Inaanyayahan ko po kayo na subukan niyo po ang negosyong matatag, ang gatasang kalabaw dahil kung livestock lang ang pag-uusapan dito na kayo dahil marami nang binagong buhay ang paggagatasang kalabaw, hindi lang ako kundi ang napakaraming mamamayang Pilipino,” he said.