SLP beneficiaries in Masbate to start carapreneurship journey

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center at Ubay Stock Farm (DA-PCC at USF) conducted a two-day seminar on Dairy Buffalo Production (DBP) to the members of the KALIPI Dairy Producers Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Association of Barangays Burabod and Matagangtang, Placer, Masbate.

The event was held at the training center of the town as part of the capability-building activities for the group last March 19-22, which was hosted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Region V.

Focused on equipping the SLP beneficiaries with carapreneurship, the seminar covered topics on Understanding the Potential of DBP, Milking the Buffalo Cow, Milk Quality Test, Milk-based Enterprise, Breeding Management, Forage Development, Feed Conservation, Animal Feeds and Feeding Management, Animal Health and Maintenance, and Dairy Animal Nutrition. Following the lectures, the beneficiaries were exposed to an actual milking demonstration at Pastor Eric Nugas’ dairy farm.

Guillerma Abay-abay, carabao-based enterprise development (CBED) coordinator of DA-PCC at USF, who was one of the resource persons, said the office is grateful that the association chose dairying as their SLP project.

“Moreover, after our discussions with DSWD-Region V, we are thankful for their eagerness to establish a strong partnership with DA-PCC after they requested us to submit a commitment letter for other potential carabao-related SLP projects,” Abay-abay added.

Dr. Bernard Bacule, CBED-Genetic Improvement Program (CBED-GIP) In-charge of DA-PCC at USF was also one of the lecturers during the seminar.