Dairy Congress, May 7-9 In GenSan

THE 17th Dairy Congress and Expo (DairyConEx) will be held on May 7-9, 2014 in General Santos City under the auspices of the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines headed by Juan ‘Sonny’ P. Lozano, national chairman.

The event is hosted by the Northern Mindanao Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (NMFDC), co-hosted by the provincial government of Sarangani and the local government of General Santos City. It is also supported by the National Dairy Authority, Philippine Carabao Center and the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit XI.

Dr. Krailas Kiyothong of the Livestock Development Department in Thailand will be one of the speakers. He will talk on Pakchong 1, the Super Napier that he developed.

Other speakers include Dr. Johnny P. Abilay, a Balik-Scientist, who will talk on the NDA’s massive dairy upgrading program; Dr. Daniel L. Aquino on calf rearing; Dr. Arnel del Bario, on feed nutrition and forage; Judith Platero, on food quality and safety; Erika Nalliw, on connecting the dairy farmers to the high-end market.

National Dairy Authority chairman Grace Cenas will report on the Philippine Dairy Industry Situation while Juan P. Lozano will deliver his report as national chairman of DairyCon.

Dr. Lorna Vilbar will talk on Adlai as a versatile staple crop while Irene C. Faustino will discuss improving dairy products. Organic farming will be discussed by Dr. Josephine Migalbin of the University of Southern Mindanao while Dr. Norodin A. Kuit will discuss Halal Certification for milk and milk products.

For inquiries, contact 0917-832-3004 or 0920-974-8287.

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