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Philippines: First batch of restocking piglets

The Philippine provinces of Antique and Iloilo received a total of 730 piglets as the first beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture's (DA) Piglet Restocking Program.

The division of the piglets released to the two provinces were 590 in Iloilo and 140 in Antique, the DA regional field unit disclosed. The DA has stated that delivery to other provinces is scheduled in the coming weeks subject to the availability of stocks.

The restocking aims to provide sufficient supply of pork to Metro Manila during the last quarter of the year and address the market requirement this Christmas season.

The DA, through the Livestock Development Council (LDC), has allocated P4,526,000 for piglet subsidy to identified livestock raisers in the region.

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