Japanese dairy firm renews deal with Negros Occidental

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The provincial government of Negros Occidental has renewed a partnership with Japanese firm Tenshinzan Philippines Inc. to bolster the development of province’s dairy industry.

Negros Occidental and Tenshinzan are partnering on a dairy development project at the Negros First Ranch (NFR) in Barangay Sta. Rosa in Murcia town.

“It is the province’s way of making milk available for the people,” the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said (

The Negros First Ranch was established in 2011 to ensure food sufficiency in the province.

Provincial veterinarian Renante Decena added the provincial government continues to promote food security and local economic growth by improving its dairy industry.

Also, the project aims to encourage local government units’ involvement in year-round milk feeding programs in their respective communities.

Under the renewed partnership, Tenshinzan Inc. will finance and undertake the construction and repair of the milking parlor and other facilities at the Murcia ranch.

Tenshinzan will also fund the repair and renovation of the cowshed, and the development of the five-hectare portion of the ranch for forage production.

For its part, the province will handle the disposal and management of animal waste, irrigation, and drainage system.

It will let the PVO render its manpower and technical support services to the firm.