-Will supervise the North Luzon operations concerning the development of Fish Pond specifically in Aquaculture "Grow Out" Technology.
- Male; 25 to 45 years old
- Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
- Willing to be assigned in Armenia, Tarlac City
- With 2 to 4 years experience in Aquaculture "grow out" Technology
- With organization and supervision skills
Deadline of Application: July 28, 2012
Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC) is first established as Sorosoro Ibaba Farmers’ Association last March 19, 1969, thru Mr. Victoriano E. Barte who acted as the President and as the General Manager. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and was issued with a license.
The association was funded initially by 59 members who voluntarily contributed two hundred pesos each for a total capital of P 11,800.00. It was used for the construction of a goods store that offered basic commodities needed by the residents. Since some have started poultry and hog raising, feeds and other veterinary products were made available. The association has also become a dealer of different products, which were offered at low prices.
In 1972, the association became the Samahang Nayon ng Sorosoro Ibaba. Contract-growing activities were started. The success of the operation has strongly encouraged additional members to a total of 500, large enough for an organization to qualify as a full-pledged cooperative. Samahang Nayon ng Sorosoro Ibaba, Inc. became Sorosoro Ibaba Consumers’ Cooperative. in November, 1978. Five years later, it was registered with the Ministry of Agriculture as a development cooperative. Only then the cooperative was renamed Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative, Inc. (SIDCI). It became Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC) in 1997.
As of December, 2009, the cooperative has 6,663 regular members and 7,189 associate members. It is foreseen to increase due to the successes and the benefits it has been providing not only to members but to the community as well. The membership came from Batangas province and nearby provinces like Laguna, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, Metro Manila, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Aklan and Antique. It now employs 262 regular employees, most of them are members of the coop.
FEEDMILLS In 1987, SIDC constructed its own feed mill to ascertain that members could avail of high quality feeds. Located at Sorosoro Karsada, Batangas City, feed mill efficiently produces an average of 9,000 sacks of daily output enough to accommodate the requirements of its members. Its warehouse has undergone an expansion where pelletizing machine and other semi-computerized gadgets are placed. Pelletized feeds are now being produced.
Known in the locality as the “paiwi system”, the contract-growing project has brought means of livelihood to its members by giving them the opportunity to raise hogs and broilers. Expenses related to growing are borne by the cooperative as well as the marketing of the products. The cooperative and the member-raiser will share in the profits equally.
SAVINGS & LOANS
The cooperative accepts deposits from the members at a very high interest rate. Members can receive additional capital through ECL Hog Fattening and ECL Breeding, which are both in the form of feeds. Cash Loan, ECL Hog Pen Program Capital- Based ECL, Housing Loan and Car Loan are also offered to members at a minimum interest rate. These are all secured by collaterals.
It offers a wide variety of reasonably-priced commodities: groceries, electrical supplies and agricultural inputs at affordable prices. It is equipped with electronic cash registers utilizing a computer program. Members can buy from an outlet, which is stone-throw from their place without being bothered by heavy traffic. There are three CoopMart Branches located Sorosoro Ibaba, Tinga Labac & Apacible St., Batangas City and Balanga, Ibaan, Batangas.
HOG SELLING PEN
To assure continuous sales and hasten the hog-selling setup, the cooperative constructed hog-selling pen. It is the place where marketing of hogs are being done and equipped with electronic weighing scale.
This project aims to provide members with high quality of piglets for their hog breeding business through affordable artificial insemination services from high-grade boars.
The co-op provides to its members in the community a 21-channel cable tv services at very affordable terms.
In order to provide members with good quality piglets, the cooperative constructed a multi-million piglet multiplier farm. Located at Brgy. Dagatan, Taysan, Batangas. The SIDC Pig Farm has 850 sows.
Located at Brgy. Matungao, Socorro, Oriental Mindoro. With consumer store, savings and loans, feeds outlet and rice mill that has capacity of 220 sacks of rice a day.
SIDC manage the operation of Batangas City Slaughterhouse. It was awarded by the Batangas City government. Almost 150 heads of hogs are being slaughtered everyday.