By Eula Dee Lañada
Photos by Kent Edward S. Ballesteros
As an integrated livestock farm, the Lotus Dairy Farm takes pride in its various delectable dairy products such as flavored milk, yogurt, pastillas, and cottage cheese. A livelihood project of Lotus Foundation Inc. with Teresa Valenton-Yap, M.D. as chairperson, Lotus Dairy Farm is nestled in Sitio Mambog, Brgy. Linasin, San Marcelino, Zambales.
As its goal is to become the future milk depot in the region and the country, the farm is dedicated to serve the farmers in the community. In fact, they have spearheaded outreach programs through donations to endow Indigenous peoples (IPs) with their scrumptious milk products.
“One of our goals is to serve the people, especially in our community, that is why we conduct outreach programs to help the marginalized sectors while promoting sustainable agriculture,” said Erlynnd Sarte, Administrator. The place is also open for other farmers who would wish to know more about the technologies cultivated in the farm.
Aside from these, Lotus Dairy Farm has an ongoing partnership with President Ramon Magsaysay State University (PRMSU) where they take in students to impart the latest agricultural technologies especially in animal production, for them to be ready for work in Israel. They also offer agricultural production courses at a very affordable price for those who opt to work abroad, especially in Japan and New Zealand.
With complete facilities and amenities, the farm will give you an exciting learning experience on farming through milking and processing of milk products. Indulge your cravings for dairy products as the farm offers various products, which you could avail for your friends and family.
This article was first published as Lotus Dairy Farm in Vignette A Travelogue of Central Luzon’s Agritourism Sites from the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center III.