ANTHONY ALCASID: His Salted Eggs Are Special

ANTHONY ALCASID: His Salted Eggs Are Special
Anthony Alcasid and his best-selling salted duck eggs. One egg sells for P10.
Anthony Alcasid and his best-selling salted duck eggs. One egg sells for P10.

NOT all salted eggs are made or “born” equal. There are a few that are really excellent – meaning the yolk has an oily consistency and the color is deep orange. Real good salted duck eggs are not too salty and also have longer shelf life.

One fellow who makes really good salted duck egg is Anthony Alcasid of Calamba City.His main secret is to raise his ducks on the range that includes his fishpond. The ducks swim in his pond stocked with Pangasius and they also graze in the field. They are not given any manufactured commercial feed. Instead, they are fed with snails from the Laguna lake, duckweed from his pond and palay. That, he said, is the main reason why his salted eggs are a bestseller.

Anthony raises 13,000 mallards but about 3,500 are for salted egg production. The rest is for making balut. Those for making balut are fed with conventional commercial feed.

Why doesn’t he feed his ducks for salted eggs with commercial feed? Well, the color of the yolk will be pale and will not be attractive to customers. Anthony does not have any problem selling his eggs through his outlets in Laguna and through a distributor in Tagaytay City.

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