After we posted in this blog the potential of silage as a means to ensure year-round supply of livestock feed, Eugene T. Gabriel of Agricultural Components Corporation has informed us that many goat raisers are really interested in steady supplies of silage. It is for a very good reason. Goats are best confined, especially during the rainy season. That’s because they could easily get infected with respiratory disease (sipon) if they are pastured. They also get infested with parasites. Hence, silage is very important to goat raisers.
Eugene has given us a random list of goat raisers who are interested in year-round supply of silage. These include Moises Almuente of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Triple 8 Farm of Roxas, Isabela; Mike San Andres, Subic Riso Farm of Guagua, Pampanga; Camilo Velasco, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan; Alexander Dungca, Bulacan; Jeff Lim, Gerona, Tarlac; Daniel Vallete, Nueva Vizcaya; Ma’am Jennifer of Ilagan, Isabela; Experimental Project of Dept. of Agriculture in Gamu, Isabela, Region 2; Dept. of Agriculture in Botolan, Zambales, Region 3; Dairy Farm of Malaya Co-op of Roxas, Isabela; Bena Corn of Alaminos, Pangasinan, and the Dairy Project of Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela.
Because of the keen interest of goat raisers, Eugene reports that they will be expanding their production area to at least 25 hectares for silage making. It could also benefit other farmers who would like to grow corn for silage making. The produce could be purchased by the group of Eugene, make them into silage using their harvesting and shredding machine. Silage making could become a new field of investment for agri-entrepreneurs.
Of course, silage is not only for goats. It could be fed to carabaos, cattle and even pigs. Those interested can contact Eugene T. Gabriel at 0908-890-2474.