Australian Ambassador to PH visits ACDI Farm in Batangas
Her Excellency Amanda Gorely, Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, led a team to pay a visit to ACDI’s Farm in Ibaan, Batangas on August 11, 2017. The Ambassador inspected the condition and welfare of the 239 Australian Holstein-Jersey Cattle imported by the Cooperative from their country in May 2017.
Ambassador Gorely was welcomed by ACDI MPC Board of Directors led by Chairperson MGEN GILBERT S LLANTO AFP (Ret) with selected officers and personnel from the Cooperative. With Ambassador Gorely were key personnel from the Embassy. Representative-officials from the local government units of Batangas were also present during the visit.
Australia ranks as the third supplier of dairy imports to the Philippines based on the records of the National Dairy Authority at the end of year 2016. The country together with New Zealand are favored suppliers of dairy cattle herd for operational requirements of dairy farms in the Philippines.