SAN AGUSTIN, Isabela—Mayor Virgilio Padilla has asked the national government to help the municipality become the dairy capital of Cagayan Valley.
“I am optimistic that with the assistance of the national agencies, the town will be able to generate more jobs for the people, improve nutrition, boost farmer’s livelihood and become the province’s dairy production center,” Padilla said
A fourth-class municipality, San Agustin has 23 barangays in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain range.
At least 16,973 hectares are planted to major crops such as corn, cassava and banana with rice on the side leaving much of the terrain to free range livestock.
In the early 1990’s, San Agustin piloted a crossbreeding program in a Memorandum of Agreement of the then Philippine Carabao Research and Development Center now carabao center at Cagayan State University and the Department of Science and Technology office in Cagayan Valley.