True to its commitment of bringing marketing opportunities for the dairy farmers, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) is soon to establish a Milka Krem branch in its regional center at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The groundbreaking ceremony was held last March 6 beside the UPLB’s Baker Memorial Hall.
The Milka Krem is seen as a buffalo dairy products hub committed to produce nutritious and healthy yet affordable dairy products.
The 300-square meter facility that will house a 300-liter capacity dairy processing equipment is expected to be completely constructed by July.
For more than 20 years, PCC at UPLB has made accessible to consumers buffalo dairy products, complementing cow’s milk produced by the Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster.
“PCC Milka Krem at UPLB will showcase profitable dairy processing technologies and quality control protocols that can be adopted and commercialized by private entrepreneurs or the business sector,” Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio, PCC acting executive director, said.
The dairy outlet will offer deliciously fresh and health-promoting dairy products such as fresh milk, choco milk, coffee milk, fruit-flavored juices, white cheese, mozzarella, pastillas de leche, assorted flavors of yoghurt and yoghurt drink, and ice cream.
Supplies of milk will be sourced from the milk collection and processing plant and from assisted-dairy cooperatives of PCC at UPLB.
Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez Jr., UPLB chancellor; Jose C. Canaria, PCC at UPLB officer-in-charge; Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, dean of UPLB-College of Agriculture, Oscar C. Mercado, OCM Steel Corporation contractor; UPLB Management Committee, and select staff from PCC at UPLB.