“One of the projects that the students proposed was on the dairy processing project. We submitted the proposal to the DTI. The proposal was chosen, evaluated and was approved,” said CapSU – Pontevedra Campus administrator Mae D. Dumapig.
Dumapig said there was dairy processing at the campus previously, but the number of milk-producing cows has declined. Recently, however, the National Dairy Authority granted a loan to enable the university to acquire milk-producing cows and revive their dairy projects.
“This SSF Project is a big help to the community. We can help the farmers and the students as well,” Dumapig said.
The school offers agriculture courses, and dairy processing is part of the curriculum.
The university received several pieces of equipment for the operation of the facility, including mobile milking machines, milk cans, a milk pasteurizer, freezer, chiller, infrared tableware stabilizer, milk fat analyzer, and manual sealing machine, among others.
The total project cost is P960,000 ($18,400).