One reason goat raising is profitable and becoming popular nowadays is the fact that there are a lot of products one can make out of goat’s milk.
Cheese, pastillas, yogurt, and soap are some interesting goat milk products. And these are what a farmer scientist of the Southern Mindanao Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium in Davao City has developed and makes money from these days.
The lad is Darwin Tinasas. He has trained many farmers on goat raising, and he processes at least 100 kilos of cheese weekly, which he sells at P900 per kilo.
This owner of a 5-hectare integrated goat farm in Sitio Balengaeng in Los Amigos, Tugbok District, Davao City has also developed a ricotta cheese. It’s a byproduct of the whey drain. Dog breeders buy this cheese as it reportedly helps develop dog’s muscle formation.