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Christmas Rise in Philippine Meat Demand Expected

07 October 2008

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) is expecting a higher demand for pork, beef and poultry products.

SunStar reports that DA - Western Visayas Director, Larry Nacionales, said consumers not only in Iloilo City but also in Luzon are expected to need more livestock products, which in effect will help the meat industry in the city.

Luzon generally gets supply of meat and poultry products from the region.

Western Visayas is one of the major suppliers of pork and other livestock products in the country. The DA said that with this development, the producers here will get a boost in their business.

Meanwhile, Mr Nacionales said the DA, headed by Secretary Arthur Yap, presently has a project on mitigating the supply of pork and livestock. The project is aimed at restocking pigs for the demands in the Christmas season and the first quarter of next year.

According to Mr Nacionales, it is important that a mitigating measure be made to ensure the abundance of pork supply in the coming days.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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