This is about the Chevon Floss we earlier posted in this blog. It is a processed goat’s meat, minced or shredded, marinated, spiced and then dried to a desirable moisture content. Responsible for developing this processed goat’s meat is Dr. Jovita Datuin, head of the Research Division of the Department of Agriculture in Region 1 based in San Fernando City, La Union.
Chevon Floss, according to Dr. Datuin, is primarily targeted for export to Filipinos abroad who love to eat goat meat. Being dry, Chevon Floss is not heavy so it is not as expensive to ship abroad as unprocessed meat. It can be packed in a package that is also not heavy. Of course, Chevon Floss could be a bestseller among local consumers, too.
Dr. Datuin is the leader in implementing research activities on goat in Region 1. The RED project (Rural Enterprise Development) won the Gold Award from the Bureau of Agricultural Research. Because of this, BAR gave a P10-million grant to the team of Dr. Datuin to assist beneficiary farmers to produce slaughter as well as breeder goats. Also, the fund is being used to develop new processed chevon products.
A P1 million grant was also granted to Dr. Datuin to implement commercialization of the Chevon Floss technology and other technologies in three towns in Pangasinan.