Philippines in Search of Milk

PHILIPPINES - The Philippine imports raw milk largely from New Zealand, Australia and the United States amounting to US $ 400 M to $ 500M every year where this goes into processing for commercial reconstituted milk and other dairy products with the overall value of the dairy industry worth at P65B or over US 1B, Cenas declared.
calendar icon 27 January 2009
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"The dairy industry is a lucrative business as there is a need to fill the huge demand of the populace," Cenas in the same forum stressed.

According to FarmingUK, Cenas said the country only has a six per cent sufficiency rate in milk production and that 94 percent of milk demand is imported from abroad.

The news organiusation reported that Cenas said the importation of dairy cattle will help our local dairy industry increase their milk production, this is said. In Central Visayas, Cebu has the most number of local dairy farmers numbering to over 300 households or about 1,500 individuals that are into the local dairy industry with fresh milk as their primary produce.

Cenas said they are developing Negros Oriental as the next dairy zone after Cebu where there are over 100 dairy farmers and soon will also be going to Bohol to cultivate household farmers to form a cooperative and go into dairy farming.

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