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MB Decena Livestock opens pelletized feed mill for P120M

CAGAYAN, Philippines – Cagayan’s biggest pelletized feed mill plant, at 2,500 bags capacity, opened today in Barangay 2 in Enrile town.

Miguel B. Decena, Jr., CEO of MBD Livestock said the feed mill was constructed January this year through a P120 million loan from the Bank of Philippine Islands.

“We are preparing to become more competent to answer the demands of the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA). We’re going global,” Decena, said.

Established on May 16, 2012, AFTA aims to lower the intra-regional tariffs through the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) Scheme. Since its operation, more than 99 percent of the products on the CEPT Inclusion List of the ASEAN 6 have been brought down to 0-5 percent tariff range.

The feed mill, the first of its kind in Cagayan and constructed on a 1.5 hectare lot is computerized and can produce 20 tons of feeds per hour or an equivalent of 2,500 bags.

Earlier, Decena ventured next into corn production back to back with poultry and established his first smaller chicken mash feed mill which raw materials are supplied by his own corn produce.

“We are helping create labor and see this plant as a big boost to the corn planters in the region,” Decena who won several national and local awards as an outstanding Cagayano entrepreneur, said.

The new Enrile landmark will be managed by his son Mark Joseph, an Animal Husbandry major assisted by UPLB graduate- Nutritionist Nina Martinez and Dr. Isagani Paz, a veterinarian.

He assured Cagayanos his home-based industry will continue to upgrade its technology and world class formulations on feeds production.

Meanwhile, Decena who produces 20,000 heads of chicken daily admitted the unmanageable H5 strain avian flu virus issue has somehow affected the industry in the region as a result of the psychological impact of the scare created by the media.

“Our chicken in Cagayan Valley is safe to eat. In fact, we will be answering to the foreseen chicken supply crisis in Metro Manila. We are ready,” he said. Benjie De Yro/Northernforum.net

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