4th Year BSA Animal Science Students Visit Triple-2 Agri Industrial Corporation

In pursuit of their ANSCI 170 Dairy Production and Processing course, 4th-year BSA Animal Science students embarked on an educational field visit to Triple-2 Agri Industrial Corporation last December 15, 2023. Led by their subject instructor, Mr. Albert Acuna, the students had a unique opportunity to delve into the world of buffalo milk processing.

The visit began with a trip to the buffalo farm in Barangay Cabiguhan, where students witnessed the milking process of these remarkable animals. Mr. Ruben Dela Cruz Escaros, the farm’s caretaker, warmly welcomed them and provided insights into Artificial Insemination, milking techniques, and pregnancy diagnosis in buffalo. The students actively participated in milking and pregnancy diagnosis through palpation, gaining practical experience.

After an enlightening morning at the buffalo farm, the students proceeded to the Gubat plantation. Here, they observed the intricate processing of buffalo milk, which ultimately finds its way to the Dairy Box for consumers. A guided tour inside the plantation offered a comprehensive understanding of the milk processing journey, from raw milk arrival to pasteurization and flavoring with strawberry, melon, ube, and chocolate, culminating in the final bottling.

The Dairy Box, a specialized store within Triple-2 Agri Industrial Corporation, acted as a central hub for all buffalo milk products. Students witnessed the meticulous procedures involved in bringing buffalo milk products to the market, gaining a unique insight into the process.

Throughout the visit, the staff of Triple-2 Agri Industrial Corporation showcased their dedication to maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety. The welcoming environment and informative sessions contributed to an immersive learning experience.

This field visit not only enriched the students’ theoretical knowledge of buffalo milk processing but also underscored Triple-2 Agri Industrial Corporation’s commitment to delivering high-quality products. The students returned home with a newfound appreciation for the intricacies of the buffalo milk industry, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practical application.

This hands-on experience promises to shape the future careers of these aspiring animal scientists, equipping them with valuable insights for success in the field of dairy production and processing. (SorSU Castilla Campus)