Naawan town earns huge on goat’s milk-A A +A
Friday, November 4, 2011
NAAWAN, a town located at the western part of Misamis Oriental province, is now making money out of goats’ milk converted into beauty soaps for domestic distribution.
Vice Mayor Dennis Roa, founder of Naawan Goat Dairy project, said the local government unit-backed business is growing so fast since it was conceptualized through a simple livelihood program.
Roa said the dairy product has already conquered Luzon where the demand is continuously rising. The vice mayor, however, did not yet disclose figures as to the project’s income. The beauty soap, named “Natural Beauty”, is now part of the one-town one-product (Otop) of the municipality.
The vice mayor said Naawan town officials started the project in 2003 with minimum investment of P200,000 for the purchase of 60 heads of Anglo-nubian goats, imported from Bansalon town in Davao del Norte and constructed a building to house the goats nestled in a two-hectare land.
Presently, the dairy farm already has 102 heads of pure breed goats. Just recently, the Department of Agriculture (DA) granted the town additional 10 heads of doe or female goats from Australia.
Aldy S. Bacadon, one of the dairy farm in-charge personnel, said the town sucks an average of 40 liters of goat’s milk a day patronized by local populace. Unpackaged soaps, on the other hand, are delivered to Luzon for packaging before being distributed in Misamis Oriental and in Luzon.
Bacadon said the town’s dairy farm products have passed the standard set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that emerged champion during the National Trade Fair in 2007.
In 2005, AMIN party-list Representative Mujid Malaman, poured in P1 million for the expansion of the dairy farm.
Ranging from P50 to P60 per liter, flavored fresh goat’s milk is very essential to health that is considered as second best milks to human fully-loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals. Thus, it promotes healthy lifestyle.
Meanwhile, other that goat’s milk products, the dairy farm also sells pure breed goats ranging P6000 to P8000.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 05, 2011.