Dr. Bobby Babelonia feeding a sheep with fresh green corn worth NT20 or P34.40 or P137.60 per kilo, hence P137,600 per ton.He is the chairman of a feedmill in Batangas, runs his own piggery, pomelo farm and other agribusiness ventures. He recently joined the Zacto Agribiz Educational Tour in Taiwan.
Is it possible to gross P137,600 per ton of green corn plants? It is. Here’s how.
At the Flying Cow Ranch in Miaoli County in Taiwan, visitors who want to experience feeding the Barbados Black Belly sheep, pay NT20 for green corn plants weighing about 250 grams. At the exchange rate of P1.72 per New Taiwan dollar, one-fourth kilo is worth P34.40. One kilo is P137.60. Hence, one ton is P137,600!
Of course, it will take some time before one ton can be sold to the leisure farm visitors. We are just playing with numbers. But that is possible with the hundreds of thousands visiting the Flying Cow Ranch each year. After all, as they say, there’s nothing impossible under the sun.
By the way, participants in the Zacto Agribiz Educational Tour included Jacqueline Javier who does her own brand of farming in Kalibo, Aklan; Pacita Ong of Palauig, Zambales; Felix and Nida Acelajado who had just bought a farm in Pampanga; Arsenio Barcelona and wife Junie; Pablito and Susan villegas of Malvar, Batangas; Roland Ong and father Kiok Suy, big businessmen from Davao City; Dr. Bobby Babelonia of Batangas; Anita Co who has a farm in Cavite; Jane S. Chen of Everbright Travel and this blogger, Zac B. Sarian.
Apple Wang, marketing manager of Flying Cow Ranch holding small bundles of corn forage.