- The inspiring story of a Pinoy couple was shared in a documentary show
- The couple work in a dairy farm in New Zealand
- Their successful story inspired netizens
KAMI learned that Mark Aguila works on a dairy farm in New Zealand. They get milk from 3,000 cows per day. GMA News recently reported about this.
Mark shared on "Investigative Stories" that they are dividing the cows into three batches. The first batch is at 4:00 am, the second batch is at 6:00 am and the last one is at 8:00 am. The last group of cows are the ones who are sick or failing.
Mark is assigned in the first batch. They will connect a hose on each cow where the milking will take place. The hose is connected in big tanks where they store the milk. They get 55,000 liters of milk every day.
Based on New Zealand Statistics, they get milk from 6.8 million cows. It is larger than the population of the residents in New Zealand which is only 4.7 million.
Aside from getting milk, Mark also takes care of the cows' health. They use a modern way to observe the cow's health. They also measure the volume of the grass that the cows eat. He also shared that each cow should eat at least 18-20 kilos of grass per day.
Mark is now a contract milker in New Zealand. They were paid a fixed price for every kilo of milk they sell. He is also the responsible for the salary of the farm's employees and all the expenses in the farm.
He earns at least 5 to 10 million pesos every year. Max has 35 employees, and 13 of them are Filipinos. Mark's wife Acel also helps in taking care of the cows. They are the ones who took care of the guya or newborn cows.
8 months after Mark flew to New Zealand, Acel decided to follow him there. Then years after, they also brought their children in New Zealand to live with them. That time, they only have 2 children. Their eldest is 5 years old and the second one is 8 months old. Now, they already have 4 children.
Mark and Acel's family are already official citizens of New Zealand, but they said that they still want to go home to the Philippines and spend the rest of their lives here when they retire.
Here is their inspiring full story: