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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #255 on: May 08, 2012, 04:01:44 PM »
Let's get started...umpisahan na yang pork holiday nang magkaalaman na. :o
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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #256 on: May 08, 2012, 05:42:57 PM »
kaibigan,
last week nag pork holiday kami 5 of my friends,ibig sabihin ikaw hindi sumali,baka wala na yatang hog holiday kasi bigyan daw ng attention ni sec.alcala at nasibak na raw ang ilang officials na involve NOT sure.haa.. kong totoo ba pina talsik na baka pinahinga lang muna para walang masilip ang press at ang hog people...


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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #257 on: May 09, 2012, 09:36:58 AM »
Nope. I didn't sell my hogs since last month pa.
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« Reply #258 on: May 09, 2012, 09:40:03 AM »
DTI to convene nat’l price council
for commodities’ rates monitoring

 
MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry will convene the National Price Coordinating Council within the week to ensure a steady supply of meat, rice and sugar in the market in light of the planned “meat holiday” by hog raisers.

Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya said the NPCC would meet this week to confirm inventory, production volume and prices of these basic commodities.

Maglaya said that prices of pork had remained stable at P170 to P180 per kilo but if the hog raisers would make good of its threat to declare a “meat holiday,” the government should be ready because it would take between 6 and 8 months to grow a pig before harvest.

Hog raisers have announced plans to hold a meat holiday to protest the alleged inaction from the Bureau of Customs on the entry of cheap imported meat, such as pork and chicken.

Prices of chicken have already gone up by P10 per kilo to a high of P30 from P110 and P120 per kilo but not because of the impact of meat holiday but because of the warm weather that had slowed down production.

The NPCC is also making an inventory of rice stocks because the lean season for rice starts from July to September.

“We want to have a confirmation that we have sufficient buffer for the lean season,” Maglaya said.

The price of sugar has gone up by P1 per kilo to P45 from P44, which had been the price for a long time.

Maglaya said that the Bureau of Fisheries would be represented in the meeting because prices of “tamban”, the fish use in sardines, have remained at P25 per kilo even after the ban on fishing “tamban” was lifted last March 1. Before the ban, price of “tamban” was at P22 per kilo.

The DTI had agreed to raise the prices of canned sardines by P1 per can when prices of “tamban” went up to P27 from P22 in late 2010 when the ban of fishing “tamban” was imposed.

With the lifting of the ban, the DTI also expected that prices of canned sardines would be rolled back by P1 per can. Prevailing prices of canned sardines are at P13.50 although a few are selling at P14.

Apparently, the prices of canned sardines remained high because the prices of “tamban” remained at P27 per kilo even after the lifting of the ban.

“If the price of fish goes back to P22 per kilo, then we expect a P1 rollback in prices of canned sardines,” Maglaya said. Prices of “galunggong” have gone down to P110 from P120 per kilo.

Prices of other agricultural products like vegetables, except for carrots, have remained stable or even at lower prices.

 
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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #259 on: May 10, 2012, 11:18:32 AM »

Nope. I didn't sell my hogs since last month pa.




good to hear na since last month pa piro ask lang kaya mo na walang bintahan or nag stop ka ng operation mo?

as i read sa news last day parang pakiramdam ko sa sinabi ni sec alcala na mag flush flood pa yata ang frozen meat pag matuloy ang meat holiday kasi parang proud pa nya na mag ma open ang gate ng imported meat dahil sa meat holiday my malaking dahilan naman sila na mag approve ng imported meat kaya parang hindi maganda ang mangyayari or spy war lang ang gagawin nya as of now walang counter news ang hog raisers sa comment ni sec alcala.

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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #260 on: May 12, 2012, 10:20:33 AM »
Friday, May 11, 2012
Pork & Chicken Producers Assure Steady Supply
PHILIPPINES - The hog and chicken raisers said that there is no shortage in the supply of pork meat, saying even the Department of Agriculture and Palace earlier claimed that there is enough supply of pigs and chicken for local markets.


According to The Manila Times.net, Rosendo So, chairman of Abono party-land convenor of the Swine Development Council also belied allegation that the sector is out to blackmail the government for threatening to hold a five-day pork holiday if it does not make good of its commitment to address the problem of rampant smuggling of meat.

Hog and chicken producers also lashed back at “unnamed” leaders of the Alliance of Food Processors for accusing them of economic sabotage.

The group in a statement said that the illegal importation of misdeclared meat is threatening the livelihood of backyard farmers and agricultural workers in allied trades.

“We want to protect the interest and survival of the local hog and poultry industries which are facing extinction (because of) unabated smuggling of pork and chicken by unscrupulous importers,” said Mr So.

“We implore the government to go after unscrupulous importers who are engaged in technical smuggling. We are neither blackmailing the government nor are we engaged in economic sabotage,” he added.

So also said that it is the crooked importers, in connivance with the corrupt customs and agriculture personnel, who are the ones sabotaging the economy because they do not only deprive the government of billions of pesos in revenues, but they also causing the collapse of the local growers, including the allied industries.

“Accusing us of engaging in economic sabotage is not only unfair but uncalled for. We just want to protect the local industries from unfair trade practices of unscrupulous meat importers. They are the real economic saboteurs,” he said.

So also noted that the government has been losing P3.7 billion in annual revenues due to technical smuggling of pork and chicken where unscrupulous importers misdeclare their importations to avoid paying higher tariff of 40 per cent.

“The illegal importation have killed 20 per cent of the P25-billion backyard industry and not paying the proper tariff to the government,” So pointed out.

On his part, Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said that the bureau has now on alert status over the importations of frozen food.

Mr Biazon, who attended the recently concluded Hog Raisers Convention in Cebu City, assured the bureau’s all out efforts to curb frozen food smuggling, particularly meat.

He said that all BOC operating units will closely monitor and/or conduct full examination on all frozen food importations, even as he also ordered a review of the records of the country’s past frozen meat importations.

“We are now going through the past records of importations of the country’s top ten food importers to check whether all their importations were covered with the required import permits from the Department of Agriculture [DA], or whether these importers did not import beyond the approved volume granted to them by the DA,” Mr Biazon said.

Biazon said that he is not discounting the possibility of connivance among customs officials, officers of other agencies involved in the regulation of the country’s meat importation and importers.


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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #261 on: May 21, 2012, 07:25:42 PM »

Hog raisers assure enough pork supply
By Louella D. Desiderio (The Philippine Star) Updated May 11, 2012 12:00 AMComments (0)

 







MANILA, Philippines - Hog raisers assure that there is adequate supply of pork in the market despite earlier statements made by food processors that a planned pork holiday is being used to mask a short supply situation.
 
“There is no shortage of pork in the market,” Rosendo So, spokesperson of the Swine Development Council said in a telephone interview yesterday.
 
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said in a press conference yesterday there is enough supply of pork at the moment.
 
“There is no reason for price movement,” he added.
 
Francisco Buencamino, executive director of the Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. said in a press conference on Monday that they have received reports from dealers that pigs being sold in the market are undersized and that the short supply could still worsen because of an outbreak of pig diarrhea in the provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan and Batangas.
 
Buencamino also said the planned pork holiday is probably being used by the hog raisers so as not to reveal the short supply situation in the market.
 
So said the hog raisers were planning to hold another pork holiday to send the message that the industry is losing from the continued entry of misdeclared meat imports into the country.
 
He said in a statement yesterday that aside from threatening the survival of the local hog industry, the entry of misdeclared meat imports is likewise preventing government from collecting revenues.
 



He noted that the government has been losing P3.7 billion in annual revenues due to technical smuggling of pork and chicken where unscrupulous importers misdeclare their importations to avoid paying higher tariff of 40 percent.
 
“We want to protect the interest and survival of the local hog and poultry industries which are facing extinction due to unabated smuggling of pork and chicken by unscrupulous importers,” he said.
 
Imports of choice cuts of meat are entering the country by being declared as offals which are subject to a lower five-percent tariff.
 
He said the hog raisers are not against importations of meat but just want the government to go after importers involved in the smuggling of meat in the country.
 
Hog raisers launched a pig holiday late last month to press the government to act on unabated smuggling.
 
Hog raisers earlier called on the Department of Agriculture to remove National Meat Inspection Service executive director Jane Bacayo and Bureau of Animal Industry director Efren Nuestro from their respective posts, as they claimed that rampant smuggling has continued to hurt the industry.
 
Despite Bacayo’s resignation and Nuestro’s filing of leave of absence last week, hog raisers said they may still launch a five-day pork holiday if the Bureau of Customs (BoC) would not act immediately and implement measures to stop the smuggling of meat.
 
So said the decision to pursue the planned pork holiday would depend on the actions to be taken by the BoC.
 
In particular, he said, hog raisers want the BoC to implement a 100-percent inspection of offal imports in the bureau’s area, as part of efforts to address smuggling instead of conducting the inspection in cold storage facilities.
 
For his part, Edwin Chen president of the Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines, Inc. said the government must also purge the list of meat importers of dummy corporations.
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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #262 on: May 25, 2012, 09:33:27 AM »

TOPIGS Philippines & QJJ Group Build Top Genetics Base
23 May 2012

 
PHILIPPINES - TOPIGS Philippines chartered 1164 GGP and GP pig breeders for QJJ Farm located in the main pig producing province of Luzon. The animals are currently under strict quarantine and adaptation procedures in the newly constructed modern facility of QJJ Farm.

 

Dr Bryan M. Retales (General Manager of TOPIGS Philippines) and Ms Alice L. Guo (Head of Farm Operations of QJJ Group) during the unloading of the animals.

 

Full charter of 1164 animals with Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747 from North America that arrived at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Clark Airport), Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

 

QJJ Group and TOPIGS Philippines bannering the arrival of the imported top breeding animals

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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #263 on: May 28, 2012, 02:01:29 AM »

87M Kg of Pork Smuggled in 2011 into Philippines
25 May 2012


PHILIPPINES - As much as 87 million kilograms of pork have been smuggled into the country last year alone and the illegal meat entry continues, according to the head of a local hog industry group.

According to Inquirer News, Rosendo So, head of the Swine Development Council, said this should prompt President Aquino to finally put a stop to smuggling which is killing the Philippine hog industry.
 
Mr So, quoting reports from the Bureau of Customs (BOC), said that of at least 102 million kg of offal imported in 2011 at least 87 million kg “illegally entered the country and flooded wet markets last year.”
 
“The syndicated smuggling operations of these unscrupulous importers and corrupt BOC and Department of Agriculture personnel are not only killing local industries, but is also depriving the government billions of pesos in revenues,” said Mr So, who is also chair and representative of the party-list group Abono, said in a statement.
 
He said a “top to bottom revamp” of the customs bureau and agriculture department is needed because the smuggling syndicates “could not have done this without the connivance of BOC and DA personnel.”
 
Mr So said the National Meat Inspection Service’s list of 142 meat importers showed that only 29 are processors and two are “integrators.” Processors and integrators are the only companies allowed to import offal, he said.
 
Offal refers to a butchered animal’s innards, skin and other leftover parts used as extenders in processed meat products.
 
“Where did the 87 million kg of offal go when we did not see offal flooding the wet markets? It looked like they magically turned into prime cuts of pork and were passed off as fresh meat that flooded the market,” Mr So said.
 
He said some importers misdeclared the prime cuts of meat as offal to avoid paying the right tariff, depriving the government of revenues. He said misdeclaration and undervaluation deprive the government of some P3.7 billion in revenues yearly.
 
“We demand that those responsible for this crisis be held accountable,” he said.
 
“We call on President Aquino to declare an all-out war against smugglers,” he said

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« Reply #264 on: August 26, 2012, 07:58:02 AM »

Foremost Farms Partners with Hypor to Improve on Lean Quality Pork
24 August 2012

 

PHILIPPINES - Foremost Farms Inc, one of Southeast Asia’s largest hog-raising facilities, has decided to start working with Hypor Maxter genes to improve the quality of finishing pigs. The objective is producing safe and lean quality pork for the Philippine market.

Hypor Maxter is a Piétrain terminal sire that maximises growth in finishing pigs in combination with the right meat and carcase quality characteristics.
 
Especially within the Piétrain range Hypor Maxter progeny exhibit exceptional growing potential, without compromising on lean yield and loin depth. This boar has undoubtedly the perfect performance and is recognised throughout the industry for the following characteristics:
 •Fastest Growing Piétrain
•Excellent Feed Conversion
•High Lean Carcases
•Strong Progeny
•Hal Negative

To get the most out of the genetic potential, technical specialists of Hypor will support Foremost Farms staff. Sharing ideas and expertise in combination with the best genetics is key to success. Foremost Farms will benefit from the cost and production efficiencies in using Hypor genetics, as its pigs are bred to increase profitability in the total pork value chain.
 
Ms Sharon Tan, Chief Operating Officer Foremost Farms: "We decided to import Hypor Maxter boars from France based on the excellent support and production performance that Hypor breeding animals deliver. With Hypor genetics, our customers will have safe and lean quality pork at the lowest costs per kg of produced meat."
 
Dr Evaristo U. Macalino, Area Manager Asia: "This partnership fits the Hypor strategy: expanding our global breeding network with strong local partners that deliver top quality and support the markets' profitability."
 

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« Reply #265 on: September 23, 2012, 07:47:10 PM »

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« Reply #266 on: October 14, 2012, 08:55:28 AM »

Government Further Strengthens Agri-Fishery Education
11 October 2012

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Education (DepEd) will jointly explore ways to improve the delivery of agriculture and fishery offerings in 126 agri-fishery technical vocational schools.

This collaboration aims to further strengthen DepEd’s current offerings and provide students more options to earn a living when they graduate.
 
In a previously signed memorandum of understanding between Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, the two parties have agreed to co-share resources so that tech-voc schools can better serve students who choose agriculture and fishery as their preferred livelihood, a Dep Ed statement said.
 
Luistro said the MOU is aligned with the K to 12 Basic Education Programme in which one of the objectives is to develop the skills of students in technical and vocational education.
 
As agreed, the DA will extend technical assistance and know-how by providing resource persons in training tech-voc teachers in agriculture and fishery education.
 
DA will likewise provide seedlings, fingerlings, fertiliser and other production inputs for the development of demonstration farms, nurseries and breeding stations.
 
The agriculture department has also agreed to offer scholarship grants to deserving graduating high school students as well as master’s degree programmes for tech-voc teachers and officials on agriculture specific and fishery-oriented courses in University of the Philippines Los Baños, Mindanao State University and Central Luzon State University, among others.
 
The MOU will be effective for two years and subject to renewal based on the positive outcome of the joint agreement.
 
DepEd’s Strengthened Technical Vocational Education Programme aims to equip high school graduates with TESDA-certifiable tech-voc skills that would allow them to venture into self-starting businesses. It is a priority programme of the Aquino government to better link schooling to community and local industry needs and therefore address unemployment and job mismatch.

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« Reply #267 on: January 10, 2013, 09:32:02 AM »

Efficient Pig Climate Control Systems for Philippine Sow Farm
09 January 2013

 

PHILIPPINES - The Northern Philippines experience very hot temperatures and pounding typhoons each year – not ideal conditions for raising pigs.

Venvi Agro’s 2,400 sow farm in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Province, however, has managed to get around nature by putting their animals in environmentally controlled houses and has begun to reap awards. The pig climate control systems for one of the most modern farms in the country have been supplied by Big Dutchman.
 
Venvi Agro’s remarkable performance, noted PIC manager Dr. Adrian Carlos, can be attributed largely to the type of housing in the farm. “We are really seeing good numbers here and the main reason for that is the climate controlled housing”, he said. “All our multiplier units are using the same genetics and the same nutrition, and many of our other units are performing very well. However, with Venvi Agro’s tunnel ventilated housing, the pigs have really been able to express their genetic potential.”
 



Venvi Agri’s sow farm has performed beyond expectations. Modern systems for pig climate control play an important role.

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« Reply #268 on: February 05, 2013, 12:00:16 AM »

Farmers Trained on Organic Swine Production
04 February 2013

PHILIPPINES - Thirty-two farmers from different organisations in the municipality of Hingyon underwent training on organic swine management and fermented feeds preparation at the Bahawit Nursery and Training Center here provided by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVET).

According to Ferdinand Dunuan of PVET, the training seminar was sponsored by board member Gerry Luglug who facilitated the funding of the swine-raising project of the farmers; he also made a ceremonial awarding of two piglets each to the farmer beneficiaries.
 
Luglug said the training is necessary to ensure that the livelihood project will be successful and truly help them increase their income through organic swine management by feeding the pigs with home-prepared fermented feeds instead of commercial feeds.
 
He added that the livestock project of the different people’s organization members was carefully identified as a means to augment the economic well-being of the farmers and as an alternative source of their livelihood.
 
PVET Senior Agriculturist Gilbert Caclini lectured and made actual demonstration on the procedure and the ingredients of making fermented feeds in their homes for organic swine production which he said is very much cheaper than commercial feeds.
 
He showed to the farmers the cost of the ingredients for 50 kilograms fermented feeds which is P460 as compared to a 50 kilogram commercial feed costing P1,380 or a difference of P980 which they can save if they themselves prepared the fermented feeds for their pigs.
 
Benjie Lunag of the Provincial Agriculture Office also lectured on organic vegetable farming for the farmers to adopt as a means of also earning additional income while PVET agriculturist Antonio Taguilingon presented the Animal Loan Contract (ALC) for the dispersal of the piglets.
 
The seminar ended with the signing of the ALC by the farmers who thanked the PVET for the skills and knowledge they learned on organic feed preparation and organic swine production.(JDP/DBC-PIA CAR, Ifugao)

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« Reply #269 on: February 14, 2013, 03:31:20 AM »

ACMC: Expanding in the Philippines
09 February 2013
 
PHILIPPINES - International pig-breeding company, ACMC, is expanding its Philippines operation with the appointment of a new franchisee breeder on the island of Luzon.

 

Yorkshire-bred pigmeat being sold in one of Mr Boni Ong's butcher's shops in the Philippines.

 

Mr Boni Ong and his wife, Maritess (right) with their meat operations supervisor, Floro, in one of their thriving Philippines retail outlets.
 
Farmer and butcher Mr Boni Ong is setting up a nucleus and multiplier unit through his company McQuarry Farms in Nueva Ecija province with 200 GGP and GP Meidam females. Besides producing their own hybrid AC1 breeding gilts there will be surplus for sale to other commercial farmers.
 
The high-health foundation stock is being supplied from ACMC’s existing Philippine operation — ACMC Phils — on the remote island of Bantayan, which will also be supplying boars and semen.
 
Boni Ong operates two slaughterhouses and has four retail butcher’s shops near to the Metro Manila region. These sell the meat from 50 per cent of the finished pigs he produces, the carcases weighing 75-80 kg. His large-scale farming enterprise includes two commercial farms which already produce several thousand slaughter pigs a year.
 
He is expanding because he slaughters all the pigs he finishes and, at times, even has to procure additional pigs to satisfy his retail requirements as well as fulfilling his other meat supply agreements.
 
"When his existing breeding-stock contract ended, he chose ACMC stock on the basis of their breed qualities, including litter size, robustness and ease of management as well as meat quality in the slaughter generation as shown by recent Filipino carcase quality studies," commented Dr Danny Silbor, managing director of ACMC Phils.
 
McQuarry Farms will be linked to ACMC’s Yorkshire headquarters in the UK through PigCom, the company’s pig data and management system and GEP (genetic evaluation program).
 

 

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