Animal feed production facility to rise soon in Lanao del Norte, says DOST chief

Published August 22, 2021, 11:46 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

An animal feed production facility is expected to be established in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has disclosed.

DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña (PCOO/MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said the facility will benefit about 200 farmers from Lanao del Norte.

“The project will offer an additional source of income for smallholder farmers as suppliers of raw materials,” he said during his weekly report on Friday, Aug. 20.

“This will also support local small-scale livestock and poultry owners as well as fish raisers by establishing affordable locally produced animal feeds.”

The DOST chief said the agency will provide the following equipment to the facility: feed mixer, grinder, pelleting machine, and moisture analyzer.

“The start-up project is projected to generate income of at least Php 722,800.88 on its first year of full operation and employ five locals to manage the facility,” he said.

De la Peña said the feeds to be produced in the facility are compliant to the Philippine National Standard (PNS) on Animal Feed Ingredients.

This is “to ensure that the raw materials are locally available, compliant to prescribed nutritional requirements, passed health and quality standards, and price-competitive,” he said.