As of this writ­ing, the Ju­gador Farm is pro­duc­ing 500 liters of milk a day, be­low its max­i­mum pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of close to 1000 liters, as 22 dry calves are due to give birth.

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re­ceived her very first batch of cat­tle. It’s a cross­breed be­tween the Hol­steinFriesen and Sahi­wal, ideal for the coun­try’s trop­i­cal pas­ture con­di­tions since it has a high re­sis­tance to heat, hu­mid­ity, ticks, and other par­a­sites. The NDA loaned her the cow so long as she could pay them back with two cows—a preg­nant cow and a bull—as pay­ment within eight years. Ju­gador started with 30 grass-fed cows, and in the fol­low­ing year, added 20 more, making her a le­git dairy mul­ti­plier farmer. From her start­ing herd, she was able to breed 50 male and 50 fe­male off­springs, with the lat­ter calv­ing twice. She was able to pay her dues in no time and to date, she has 180 cows to­tal.

Most of the liters of milk pro­duced daily by the Ju­gador Farm is sold to High­land Fresh while the rest is dis­trib­uted be­tween a pastil­las maker, a yo­gurt pro­ducer, and to her son Manuel who makes de­li­cious but­ter and dis­trib­utes them in Manila un­der the brand, Dairy Farm Manila.

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