Aiming to enhance Bauko constituents on milk handling and processing, the Local Government Unit of Bauko requested a training-workshop to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) led by the Provincial Science and Technology Center-Mountain Province (PSTC-MP).
This was implemented at Guinzadan National High School in Bauko on July 5-6, 2019 and was focused on Dairy Milk Handling and Processing.
Accordingly, the Bauko Dairy Farm in Barangay Tapapan currently produces an average of 52 liters of unpasteurized milk per day and with a projected increase of 12 liters per day for every succeeding year. This shows the potentiality of Bauko as a dairy milk supplier to the different enterprises and other individual consumers.
In line with this, the said training-workshop will thrust the constituents to avail unpasteurized milk to process onto milk by-products like cheese, yogurt, ice cream, pastillas and other possible products that may produce out of such milk. As a result, this will serve as an alternative means of supporting those who are unemployed individual to build themselves a home business considering inadequate capital. This would lead onto productive and profitable outcome that may at least sustain necessities of the community.
According to Sharie Ann Songaben, participant from Lagawa, this training is very helpful especially for jobless, a training ground to start a business, and for home consumption and there’s no need to buy ready-made products.
Meanwhile, the two-day activity was addressed to thirty-five (35) participants coming from eight barangays including Abatan, Bagnen Oriente, Guinzadan Sur, Guinzadan Norte, Mabaay, Lagawa, Tapapan, and Sinto. The partcipants were composed of high school students, livelihood organization and others who are interested in processing milk by-products.