News: Philippines

Securing supply chains become a priority

A lot of firsts happened over the week and despite the year ending, these changes signal an interesting year ahead. China is rolling back...

Philippine feed production down 15%

- Philippine feed production is down about 15-20% from a year ago, no thanks to Covid-19 and ASF, a local feed industry stakeholder told Asian Agribiz.

Live pig prices in the Philippines continue uptrend

by Isa Q Tan - Live pig prices in Luzon continues to trend up, reaching USD 3.50-3.60/kg in Bulacan and Tarlac, two of the country’s key pig producing areas and the most heavily impacted by ASF.

Philippine meat processors to buy locally produced MDM

Philippine meat processors are willing to buy locally produced mechanically deboned meat (MDM) when this is available. “We will buy all the MDM that...

Philippine swine vets warn against premature testing of ASF vaccines

- The Philippine College of Swine Practitioners (PCSP) has warned against the premature testing of ASF vaccines.

Philippine agri agency allots USD 8m for pig restocking

- The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) has earmarked an initial USD 8 million to help pig producers restock, a report by the Philippine Star said.

Meat import ban could lead to higher prices

- Banning meat imports could lead to higher prices of meat products and hurt the bulk of Philippine consumers.

Philippine chicken imports up 50% in first five months

Philippine chicken imports topped 178,300 tons from January-May this year, from 118,600 tons the previous year, data from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry...

Philippine pork imports down 40% in January-May

by Isa Q Tan - The Philippines imported 40% less pork from January-May 2020. Bureau of Animal Industry data shows that in the first five months, the country brought in 87,520 tons, down from 146,325 tons from last year.

More groups call for suspension of chicken, pork imports

- More agri organizations have called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to suspend chicken and pork imports for the rest of 2020.

Latest: Philippine broilers raisers call out agri agency for incongruent statement

The United Broiler Raisers Association (UBRA) has called out the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry, for calling on local producers to self-regulate rather than...

Philippine government tightens rule on meat imports

by Isa Q Tan - The Philippine Department of Agriculture now requires importers to provide a certification of available storage space before they are issued an import permit.

Uptick in live pig prices in the Philippines

- Prices of live pigs reached as high as USD 3.00/kg in the first week of June.

Jollibee prepares to resume dine-in services

Jollibee Food Corp is preparing to resume dine-in services and is intensifying the implementation of safety measures and sanitation protocols for both crew and...

Wet markets have no facility to keep meat safe

Regulations to sell meat in wet markets must change to ensure the meat sold there is safe. “Meat can easily spoil and must be...

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