Hog slaughter in Davao region up by 8%

Subscribe Now February 24, 2018 at 12:43pm

THE hog industry in Davao Region had performed well in last year after reaching an 8.02 percent increase in the volume of hogs slaughtered in the region to 156,302 from only 144,702 heads in 2016.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed that the bulk of hogs slaughtered were from Davao City with 84,143 in 2017. This was followed by Davao del Norte with 27,685 hogs, Davao del Sur with 16,376, Compostela Valley with 15,599, and Davao Oriental with 12,499.

All the provinces in the region posted an increase in the volume of slaughtered hogs averaging from 4.13 percent up to 23.33 percent.

September of last year, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) assistant secretary Enrico Garzon said an additional P5 billion will be on top of the 2018 national budget as proposed by the Department of Agriculture. This amount will be intended for the development of both the livestock and the poultry slaughterhouses in the country.

“For small municipalities, we will provide them with small-scale slaughterhouses worth P3 million each. We will also provide help for triple A slaughterhouses, say for example in Davao, we proposed P80 million for New Calinan slaughterhouse,” said Garzon.

If approved, the P5 billion budget will be used for the improvement of the slaughterhouses including that of the dairy industry and the post-harvest facilities used at slaughterhouses.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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