Hog Farming considered in the Philippines
The government of the Philippine province of Aklan is contemplating venturing
into hog-raising to help meet the supply of pork in the province.
Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez raised this possibility during the recent
Local Price Coordination Council (LPCC) meeting in response to concerns raised
by some food processors that there is a low supply of pork in the province.
According to the Bureau of Agricultural
Statistics (BAS), Aklan currently lacks supply of hogs for slaughter. Buyers are
said to be sourcing their supply from Capiz backyards.
The Office of the
Provincial Veterinarian (OPVET) has reported that Aklan is not operating big
piggeries anymore, due to high feed prices.
The OPVET reports that Makato, the province focused on
livestock production, is also ideal for hog production. The provincial
government through OPVET is currently implementing a swine dispersal program on
a rollover scheme among provincial employees.
Governor Marquez, for his
part, said the low supply of pork meat might have been caused by the high demand
of processed meat products in the market, noting that some companies have
branches that have sprouted in the region and even in
â€¢ Bureau of Agricultural
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