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Christmas Rise in Meat Demand Expected

by 5m Editor
7 October 2008, at 7:47am

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, saying that consumers not only in Iloilo City but also in Luzon are expected to need more livestock products especially pork this coming December, 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.

5m Editor