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17 November 2010
View news from Philippines Agri Growth Dips in January to September 2010
PHILIPPINES - Despite the Department of Agriculture’s interventions to minimize the effects of El Nino from January to September 2010, the country’s agriculture sector slowed down by 2.62 per cent, even as the poultry, livestock and fisheries subsectors...
18 August 2010
View news from Philippines Drought Hits Crops But Dairy, Buffalo Output Rose
PHILIPPINES - A drought has hit crop production in the first half of this year but there were small gains in livestock production. Dairy output was up 17 per cent, while water buffalo production was six per cent higher....
16 August 2010
View news from Philippines Philippines Remains FMD-Free
PHILIPPINES - The Province of Antique and other provinces in Region 6 remain free of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD-free), said Dr Romeo Magdato, Provincial Veterinarian....
18 May 2010
View news from Philippines Livestock, Aquaculture Output Rise Despite Drought
PHILIPPINES - The agriculture sector shrank by 2.8 per cent in the first quarter as a result of the prolonged drought although the livestock sector reports modest gains for the first quarter of the year....
21 April 2010
View news from Philippines Optimism Expressed For Philippines' Livestock Sector
PHILIPPINES - The Department for Agriculture (DA) sees bright prospects for the country's livestock industries....
13 April 2010
View news from Philippines Challenge To Protect Livestock Sector From Disease
PHILIPPINES - Philippine Agriculture Secretary Bernie Fondevilla has ordered the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to protect the livestock and poultry industries from diseases....
03 February 2010
View news from Philippines More Output From Philippines Agriculture In 2009
PHILIPPINES - The report Performance of Philippine Agriculture January-December 2009, indicates increases in output from the pig, poultry and cattle sectors, while adverse weather caused a fall in the value of fisheries production from the 2008 level....
11 December 2009
View news from Philippines Lower Demand Pulls Down Processing Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine meat processing industry expects its 2009 production volume to drop by twenty per cent from 2008....
20 October 2009
View news from Philippines Govt Seeks FMD-free Status for Luzon Provinces
PHILIPPINES - The government will apply for a foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free certification to the World Organization for Animal Health (also known by its French acronym OIE) late this year, an Agriculture official said yesterday. ...
28 May 2009
View news from Philippines Philippines Lifts Import Ban on Netherlands' Beef
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has lifted the ban on beef and beef products from the Netherlands, following confirmation from the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) that the country has contained BSE....
18 May 2009
View news from Philippines Philippines Lifts Netherlands Beef Ban
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has lifted the ban on beef and beef products from the Netherlands imposed because of concerns over BSE....
07 April 2009
View news from Philippines DA Bans Cattle Imports from Egypt
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture on Tuesday temporarily banned imports of cattle and other animals susceptible to the foot-and-mouth disease from Egypt as part of the continuing government drive to keep the Philippines safe from FMD. ...
06 April 2009
View news from Philippines Philippines Disease restrictions
PHILIPPINES - Enforcement agents of the Bureau of Customs will be on alert against imported cattle and meat products from Taiwan and Lebanon following the reported outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the two countries....
02 April 2009
View news from Philippines Philippines Ban Pigs and Cattle from Taiwan and Lebanon
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned the importation of cattle and other animals from Taiwan and Lebanon following the outbreaks of the food and mouth disease (FMD) in those countries....
02 February 2009
View news from Philippines Philippines Seeks FMD Free Status
PHILIPPINES - The government last week submitted its application to the World Organization for Animal Health (also known for its French acronym OIE) to remove most parts of Luzon island in the list of areas with foot and mouth disease (FMD), which would...
12 November 2008
View news from Philippines Philippines Presses for FMD-free Status
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine will submit next month documents required by the World Organization for Animal Health for foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free certification of Luzon — the remaining area of the country that has not been declared as such,...
07 October 2008
View news from Philippines Christmas Rise in Philippine Meat Demand Expected
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) is expecting a higher demand for pork, beef and poultry products. ...
05 September 2008
View news from Philippines Philippines Internationally Accredited FMD Free
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines will soon break into the livestock export market as the country is about to be globally declared foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) free said Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap. ...
03 September 2008
View news from Philippines Capiz Livestock and Poultry Inventory
PHILIPPINES - About 280,778 heads of various livestocks have been recorded by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) – Capiz in view of its livestock and poultry inventory as of January 1 this year to determine the status of farm animals in the...
24 July 2008
View news from Philippines Buffalo Imports Threaten Philippine Livestock
PHILIPPINES - A decision made by the Philippines Department of Agriculture to open the market to buffalo meat importation may adversely effect the rest of the livestock industry, whilst also posing a serious threat of disease. ...
02 June 2008
View news from Philippines Beef and Pork Prices to Rise
MANILA - It's bad enough that Philippine consumers are already struggling to keep up with rice and fuel prices, but now they also need to pay more for pork and beef....
14 March 2008
View news from Philippines Philippines Opens Gates to British Meats
PHILIPPINES - After seven months, the Philippine Department of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the importation of meat products from the United Kingdom, media reports said on Thursday. ...
25 January 2008
View news from Philippines Sharp Price Rises Prompt Market Inspection
PHILIPPINES - Prices hikes in at least two major wet markets in Quezon City, has promptes the Department of Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap to personally inspect the situation.....
04 December 2007
View news from Philippines Philippines Lifts Meat Import Restrictions From US, Canada
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has removed import restrictions on all meat imports from the United States and Canada. ...
07 November 2007
View news from Philippines Cebu City Gets Tough On Cruelty
CEBU CITY - This city is the first local government unit (LGU) in the country that has passed an ordinance against cruelty to animals using forced oral drenching method before slaughter even before RA 8485 otherwise known as the Animal Welfare Act of...
30 July 2007
View news from Philippines DA Tightening Rules On Beef Importation
PHILIPPINES - Following the outbreak of hog cholera in Bulacan and Pampanga, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is also tightening the importation of beef from the United States and Canada to prevent the outbreak of mad cow disease. ...
07 March 2007
View news from Philippines Meat Industry Grows as Peso Gains More Value
PHILIPPINES - The Central Visayas meat industry registered growth in many areas, according to the 2006 annual accomplishment report compiled by the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7. ...
12 December 2006
View news from Philippines Dept. of Agriculture lifts ban on French beef
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has lifted the six-year ban on French beef and cattle products after the Office International des Epizooties cleared France of the dreaded mad cow disease. ...

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