DA family PIOs convene in PCC for its annual meeting

Aware of their crucial role in the attainment of the goals of the Department of Agriculture (DA), 37 public information officers of the DA bureaus, attached agencies and corporations, and foreign-assisted projects convened in a consultative meeting last November 15-17. The second semester meeting was held at the national headquarters of the Philippine Carabao Center […]

PCC scientific paper wins second AFMA Best R&D Paper

A PCC research study titled “Cryopreservation of Oocytes by Minimum Volume Vitrification Methods for In-vitro Embryo Production in Water Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) won the silver award for AFMA Best R&D Paper in this year’s 23rd National Research Symposium held at the Bureau of Agricultural Research, Quezon City. The winning paper was authored by a team […]

Rare phenomenon: Twin calves born nine days apart

If twinning in buffaloes is a one-in-a-million chance, twin calves born several days apart from each other, according to animal scientists, could be one-in-a-trillion. The rare phenomenon happened at the Philippine Carabao Center at Central Luzon State University (PCC-CLSU) farm. Twin calves were born nine days apart from each other. The first calf was born […]

DA reaffirms full support to farmers and fisherfolk

The Department of Agriculture (DA) affirms its full support to farmers and fisherfolk in terms of a program that holistically looks into each segment of the production chain, including research and development as well as postharvest concerns. This was emphasized by Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala in his message during the opening ceremony of the 7th […]

PH can now export livestock, pork products

Filipino livestock and hog raisers, and meat processors can now export ‘Pinoy’ livestock and pork products to the rest of the world, as the entire Philippines was recently certified free from the dreaded foot and mouth disease (FMD) without vaccination by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) or World Organization for Animal Health.   Agriculture […]

Filipino dairy farmers: emerging contributors to the economy

Filipino dairy farmers are now in a position to raise their status from a seemingly lowly profession to being profoundly proud of their collective contribution to the economy, according to Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala. This development comes on the heels of various interventions being done to move the steadily growing dairy industry at a […]

Carabaos are stars, too, in festivals

The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) continues to move forward with its effort to upgrade the genetic potential of the Philippine swamp buffalo, which is the type commonly used for draft power, for better productivity in terms of producing milk and meat. In all these, however, PCC is also cognizant of the other facet of the […]

DairyConPhil head says dairying is good poverty antidote

Danilo V. Fausto, president of the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (DairyConPhil), has declared that the local dairy industry has nowhere else to go but forward. DairyConPhil is the umbrella organization of dairy farmers and other stakeholders in the industry who are members of 12 dairy federations and associations in various parts of the country. […]

San Agustin town pushes carabao-based enterprise development

For years, farmers in San Agustin town in Isabela regarded their crossbred carabaos as their “champion allies” in various farm works. Today, these animals are valued not only for their draft ability but more importantly as milk producers that provide cash flow and a sense of empowerment. With the continuing combined efforts of the Philippine […]