Brief History of NMFDC

1988 – The Federation was first organized with 7 primary cooperatives as follows:

  • Dalwangan Multipurpose Dairy Cooperative (DMDC)
  • Manolo Fortich Dairy Cooperative (MFDC)
  • Maluko Multipurpose Dairy Cooperative (MMDC)
  • Villanueva Dairy Raisers MPC (VILDARAMCO)
  • Kisolon-Impasug-ong Multiplurpose Dairy Cooperative (KisImpaMDC)
  • Tagoloan Dairy Farmers MPC (TADAFCO)
  • Cagayan de Oro-Opol-El Salvador Dairy MPC (COPEL)

A total of 188 dairy farmer-members of all primary coop-member
processing was more on household level
products are only fresh milk in pouches

Nov. 20, 1991 – registered with Cooperative Development Authority with Reg. # 9520-10003793

1992 – The Northern Mindanao Milk Processing Plant was first established by the then Philippine Dairy Corporation, the agency mandated to provide legal support to local dairy producers Including NMFDC.

  • NMFDC started operating the milk processing plant with:
    • Volume of production per day: 150 liters of raw milk
    • Manpower: 6 contractual

1995 – The Dairy Development Foundation of the Philippines granted the Federation a rural Cheese factory with funding from the Phil. Australian Community Assistance Program (PACAP) to produce Gouda cheese. Dutch consultant came and introduced Gouda processing.

  • Products sold include
    • fresh milk in pouch
    • choco milk in pouch
    • mango milk in pouch
    • milkbars
    • gouda cheese
  • Total Assets: 4M
  • Manpower: 9 contractual

2000 – Membership increased to nine (9) with the approval of membership of:

  • Opol Dairy MPC (OPDAMCO)
  • Lumbia United Farmers MPC (LUFARMCO)
  • Volume of production daily: 250-300 liters
  • Manpower: 18 (all regular)
  • Products: fresh milk, choco milk, melon milk in bottle
    • Milkbars in 6 flavors
    • Gouda cheese
    • Butter
    • White cheese
    • Lactoflan

2001 – Acquired License to Operate from the Bureau of Food and Drugs with LTO # RD11-RX-F-889

2004 – NMFDC started renting the milk processing plant from the National Dairy Authority under a rent-to-own lease contract at more than P20,000 rental per month for 18 years;

2006 – three (3) additional members:

  • Talaba-Cogon-Kalabaylabay-Bolisong Dairy MPC (TACKBO)
  • Maunlad Coco-based MPC (Maunlad)
  • Allied Neighbors MPC (ALNEMCO)
  • Volume of production: 1,000 liters daily

2009 – Total assets:  P13.6M

2010 – Total assets: P14.574M

2011 – Additional products: yogurt (plain and flavored)

  • Marketing was enhanced through the activation of the Business committee
  • Distributors increased from 8 to 32 individuals
  • Marketing area of coverage include CARAGA region, Lanao Norte/Sur, Region 9, 12, Cebu
  • Number of supermarkets where products were displayed increased
  • Total Assets: P14M

2012 – Product development was prioritized.  Products developed include:

• Low-fat milk
• Non-fat milk
• Whip cream
• Butter

  • The Federation granted a loan by DOST-X under its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading (SETUP) through upgrading of equipment for cream, butter and mozzarella cheese production such as cream separator, butter churner, mozzarella stretching machine, big display chiller.
  • Product labels and packaging were improved
  • Marketing was enhanced which include high-end coffee shops
  • Distributed more than P3M patronage refund and dividend to its members
  • Acquired some production equipment for a more sanitized and efficient production
  • Acquired farm lots in Bukidnon
  • Owned and operated 2 dairy farms in Manolo Fortich and Libona
  • Identified as one of the dairy multiplier farms of NDA
  • Established an outlet in CDO
  • Manpower: 18 regular, 6 contractual
  • Net surplus increased by 235% from 2011
  • Total net surplus: P5M
  • Total Assets: P27.876M

2013 – Market reachout include high-end coffee shops and bakeshops like J.Co Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Coffeebean Tea Leaf, etc.

  • Served 24/7 convenience outlets
  • Awarded Best Regional SETUP Adoptor by DOST X
  • Awarded Regional Gawad Saka Winner under the Agri-entrepreneur category
  • Paid the National Dairy Authority full payment for the milk processing plant of which contract is supposed to end by 2022.
  • Manpower: 24 regular; 12 contractual
  • Net surplus: P12M
  • Total assets: P38M

2014 – National Finalist, Gawad Saka

  • National Winner, The Outstanding Farmer of the Philippines (TOFARM)
  • Regional Winner, Gawad Saka under the Agri-entrepreneur category
  • Net surplus: P4.8M
  • 2nd DOST SETUP loan with production equipment such as in-line cream separator and pet bottle blowing machine was approved
  • Granted approval for project under the Shared Service Facility Project of DTI for one (1) unit automatic bottling machine
  • Established the Highland Fresh Barangay Food Terminal at the Plant Site, El Salvador City, Mis. Or., a grant from DA
  • Approved one (1) membership as primary coop-member – United Livestock Raisers Coop (ULIRCO)
  • New products line developed:  sour cream, cream cheese, butter milk