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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2008, 10:59:00 AM »
So mikey are they saying a 30 per cent increasing of the feed prices to go up?or just production costs?


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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2008, 11:55:31 AM »
Mr.Hog,the feedmillers are saying their production cost are up 30%.That will be passed on to us the livestock producers,this drives up the producers cost,the producer wants a scapegoat the (consumer) to pay for the producers increase in cost.I guess we will find out in June.Looks like interesting times ahead.This will drive away more people from wanting to farm.Time will tell.
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2008, 12:47:37 PM »
All I have to say is how will people afford these extra costs? People have to eat meat?gov better step in already maybe to late now.

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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2008, 12:13:55 AM »
Usually June to October are the months when the prices of pork would go down. Hopefully this trend would be still true. So, people could still eat pork.
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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2008, 06:08:48 AM »
Well,if the price of pork drops in June,but the feeds increase.Where does this leave us producers?

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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2008, 08:44:19 AM »
Monday, May 26, 2008Print This Page
Aklan Government Contemplating Hog Farming
THE PHILIPPINES - The government of the province of Aklan is contemplating venturing into hog-raising to help meet the supply of pork in the province.



Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez raised this possibility during the recent Local Price Coordination Council (LPCC) meeting here in response to concerns raised by some food processors here that there is a low supply of pork in the province.

A leading food processor here is said to be hesitant to avail of financial assistance from the government as it is not assured of a steady supply of raw meat.

According to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) here, Aklan currently lacks supply of hogs for slaughter. Buyers are said to be sourcing their supply from Capiz backyards. Based on household interviews, BAS revealed that Aklanons currently raised pigs for fiestas.

The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPVET) here bared that Aklan is not operating big piggeries anymore, due to high prices of feeds.

Presently, the province is focusing on livestock production at Tina, Makato, with on-going pasture and forage production, large and small ruminant production, cattle fattening and production, and goat upgrading programs.

The OPVET said the site in Makato is also ideal for hog production. The provincial government through OPVET is currently implementing a swine dispersal program on a rollover scheme among provincial employees.

To help in this concern, council members urged the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist to request Municipal Agricultural Officers (MAOs) all over the province to encourage swine production in their areas.

Governor Marquez, for his part, said the low supply of pork meat might have been caused by the high demand of processed meat products in the market, noting that some companies have branches that have sprouted in the region and even in Manila.

He advised these food processors to operate a piggery too to have a sure supply of pork for their business needs.


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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2008, 12:35:34 PM »
Friday, June 06, 2008Print This Page
Philippine Province Suffers from Pork Shortage
MARINDUQUE - Local government officials have reported on a shortage of pork in Marinduque province which has led to prices being driven up to as much as P190 per kg.



Carlito Fabaleña, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry, confirmed complaints from consumers on the rising prices of meat products and the scarcity of supply in the province, according to the Inquirer.

He said there was basis to believe that massive export of pork from the province to other provinces could be one of the reasons for the shortage.

Dr. Josue Victoria, provincial veterinarian, said illegal traders were contributing to the shortage of pork in the province.

The illegal traders, he said, were reported to be scooping up pork in the towns of Gasan, Buenavista, Sta. Cruz, Boac and Torrijos.

“Hog raisers cross other provinces to sell their pigs to those who offer a higher buying price or they wait for traders coming in from other provinces,” said Gerry Mayo, a hog raiser from Sta. Cruz.




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« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2008, 07:36:05 AM »
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Hog and Poultry Industries See Hope
THE PHILIPPINES - Despite escalating chicken and pork prices, prospects for the hog and poultry industries are bright as the agriculture department has been taking concrete steps to stabilize domestic supplies.



Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap said the Philippines remain free of the avian influenza or bird flu and the continuous disease control and eradication programs of the Bureau of Animal Industry have boosted chances for the whole Philippines to be declared totally free from the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) by the Animal Health Organization by the end of 2008 or early 2009.

Surveillance, vaccination, quarantine and treatment programs to fight cholera, Newcastle, fowl pox and other hog and chicken diseases are also being stepped up by the DA on its own or in partnership with local government units (LGUS).

For cattle, the DA has been undertaking, among others, programs on breeder stock infusion and genetic improvement as well as land tenure and pasture lease negotiations, according to DA Assistant Secretary Salvador Salacup.

Moreover, the DA has a slew of initiatives like the pork-in-a-box project that is meant to provide consumers with greater access but affordable beef, chicken and pork products, the DA officials said.

ASEC Salacup said they have been monitoring the domestic market situation and work out further intervention measures that might be needed to further boost domestic production and stabilize both supply and prices of these basic foodstuff.

The DA have been working with leaders of livestock and poultry groups on issues affecting these industries and have been working with these people to meet the meat, poultry and egg requirements of Filipino consumers, Salacup said.




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Re: Philippine Hog News:
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2008, 10:16:04 AM »
Less animal feed in the Philippines
// 11 jun 2008

Animal feed production in the Philippines is expected to drop 7.7 percent this year to 6.0 million metric tons due to weaker demand, a former official of Philippine Association of Feed Millers Inc. said.


Last year, animal feed production was 6.5 million tons, down from 7.0 million tons, former association vice president Ric Pinca said. Pinca told reporters that demand drop was due largely to increasing cost of feed inputs, such as soybean meal and coconut oil.

"The lower demand for feeds may also be due to increasing prices of meat and poultry, which have softened the consumer demand for these products," Pinca said.

He added that animal diseases were also a direct factor in the drop in demand for feeds. Last year, a spate of diseases wiped out about 20 percent of backyard pig farms, he said.

The weaker demand for feed made the feed millers association ask for removal of tariffs on feed inputs, particularly soybeans, soybean meal, DDGS and tapioca residue pellets. Soybeans are subject to a tariff of 1.0 percent, soybean meal to 3.0 percent, DDGS to 3.0 percent, and tapioca to 35 percent.



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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2008, 11:06:17 AM »
Antibiotic Sourced from Mushroom to Boost RP Livestock       
The National Research Council of the Philippines, an advisory body of the Department of Science and Technology, announced the discovery of an antibiotic-producing microorganism from mushroom which has been found to be effective in treating diseases of livestock, particularly

swine.

Dr. Asuncion Raymundo, an NRCP plant pathologist, led a research team that analyzed the DNA thread or the genetic code of the mushroom species Clitopilus passeckerianus. Dr. Raymundo and her group employed classical and recombinant DNA techniques to determine how this particular species produces the antibiotic called pleuromutilin.

 Pleuromutilin prevents the bacteria from producing protein, an essential component of its diet.  Without protein, bacteria stops reproducing and consequently dies. Pleuromutilin also acts as the building block for the production of tiamulin, a biological compound effective in treating common hog diseases such as mycoplasmas, arthritis, enzootic pneumonia, and dysentery.

According to the PCARRD 2001 Highlights, the Philippines continues to hold a competitive position as among the leading hog raisers in the Asian Region.  However, the report also states that Luzon's production rate—compared to that of Mindanao and Visayas—has plummeted in 2001 compared to earlier years. One of the reasons is the high mortality rate among swines on account of disease.  The NRCP antibiotic derived from the mushroom has the clear potential to solve this problem.

Like tomatoes and apples, mushroom is a fruit.  Scientists classify this fleshy fruit under the fungi kingdom—multi-cell microorganism that get their "food" and energy from other organisms. For thousand of years, humankind has recognized the varied uses of mushrooms. In addition to being an effective fermenting agent, it is also considered an efficient waste disposer and major manufacturer of organic fertilizer. It can grow everywhere and anywhere — from farm animal manure, from spoiled food in the kitchen, to the dead barks and leaves in the deepest reaches of foliage.

This latest NRCP research proves that the mushroom could no longer be ignored nor relegated as among the bottom dwellers in the plant kingdom. The discovery of pleuromutillin and tiamulin should prompt stronger government funding and support in order to boost the country's hograising industry and propel it to even greater global competitiveness.
 

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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2008, 09:03:03 AM »
Wednesday, July 30, 2008Print This Page
Meat Laboratory Inaugurated in South Cotabato
THE PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap spearheaded the opening of the state-of-the-art P20 million meat laboratory as swine industry stakeholders brace for the country's shipment of pork meat products to Singapore.



He said the facility is a big boost to the livestock industry not just for South Cotabato but for the whole country as well. Mindanao has been chosen by the National Government to initiate the country's pork export since the island has been certified as free from the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease.

He added that he is bullish that pork meat from the Philippines can penetrate the Asia-Pacific region, starting with Singapore.

Singaporean investors visiting the processing plant of Matutum Meat Packing Corporation and which is also located near the meat laboratory in Brgy. Glamang is met by the Sec. Yap along with local officials and private sectors.

They will evaluate the facilities of hog farms, farm inspection system implemented by the government, good husbandry practices, cleaning, disinfecting, biosecurity measures and the animal traceability.

DA-12 Regional Executive Director Abusama Alid said the laboratory's establishment has the full support of private hog growers in the province, with the South Cotabato Swine Producers Association donating the 1,500 square meter lot.

He said the facility have the capability to conduct microbial analysis, chemical level analysis, veterinary drug residue analysis, and other meat-related examination and inspection.

Regional Agriculture Director Abusama Alid said the department expects the pork meat export to enhance the growth of the swine industry in the area.

"With a successful penetration of the Singaporean market, demand for pigs would eventually surge," he predicted.

South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes together with Polomolok mayor Isidro Lumayag and Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. expressed optimism that the facility will likewise generate more jobs and opportunities to the province and the city as businessmen would surely invest in livestock.

In related development, Yap led the mechanized planting of corn using a tractor (with corn planter and fertilizer applicator) at Barangay Polunoling in Tupi, also in South Cotabato.

In his speech with the farmers, Yap emphasized that aside from rice, corn should also be given attention since it is also staple to many especially those in the Visayas and Mindanao region. Corn is not only for human consumption but also feeds for livestock and poultry production. Corn is very vital for the livestock industry because it is the main ingredient for feeds.

Yap is happy to note that Mt. Matutum Hybrid Corn Trading Center is now expanding its area to 5,000 hectares. This he said is another development in the corn and livestock industry and to complement, the government is putting up a corn processing and trading center to cater the post harvest operations and marketing needs of the farmers here.

Here in South Cotabato, I am assured that the farmers here are taken cared of because Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes is very pro-agriculture. I also need the help of the mayors, municipal agricultural officials down to the agricultural technicians because they are the frontliners in implementing the programs and projects of the agriculture department. Let us help each other, Sec. Yap explained.

Gov. Fuentes proudly announced that the DA-NABCOR Corn Post Harvest Processing and Trading Center has a great impact on farmers and encouraged farmers to treat it as a gift from the government. This is one of the government initiatives that I salute of, said Fuentes.




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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2008, 12:43:24 PM »
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Philippine Producers Go to DA for Help
THE PHILIPPINES - Swine producers in South Cotabato have urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) for funding assistance that would expand accredited piggeries output by 20 percent as Mindanao gears to the looming shipment of cut pork meat products to Singapore.

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A refrigerated container van of cut pork meat products is set to be shipped to Singapore soon, the first foreign foray for the country's swine industry.

Emilio V. Escobillo Jr., president of South Cotabato Swine Producers Association, said they are targeting to capture around 25 percent of the Singaporean demand for pork meat products without hurting the domestic market.

"That's why participating farms need the necessary funding for expansion of swine farms to meet our target in Singapore. We are asking the help of the Department of Agriculture to meet the goal," he said.

According to Sun Star, Singapore's daily pork meat requirement reportedly reaches 4,000 per day or 120,000 heads a month.

But Escobillo said that Mindanao could only so far supply about five percent or 6,000 heads a month to Singapore to avoid shortage in the domestic market.

He noted that Singapore is strict on the no anti-biotic requirement of pork meat products, but that participating swine farms are complying with the standards, including adhering to traceability system that shall determine culpability.

Abusama M. Alid, regional Agriculture director, urged the swine producers to submit proposals for expansion project before the agency, as he noted that the country is now ready for the pilot pork shipment to Singapore.

Alid cited that the Agriculture department has been assisting the swine industry in South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City area to boost trade ties with foreign markets.

One of the interventions of the agency is the construction of a P50-million meat laboratory that was inaugurated last week by Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap, he added.

In May, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore accredited Matutum Meat as the only processor of cut pork meat products in the Philippines allowed to ship in the island state.

"We hope to penetrate other markets in Asia now that we are accredited by Singapore," said Stephen G. Castillo, Matutum Meat general manager, stressing that Singapore's standards serve as the barometer to prick other markets in the Asian region.

Matutum Meat is one of two Mindanao firms earlier identified by the Agriculture department to pioneer the country's venture in the foreign pork market. The other one is the Davao City-based Nenita's Quality Foods Corp.

Nenita's, however, has not been yet cleared by Singapore to supply it with cut pork products.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap has originally targeted the nation's foreign pork shipment to take place in July 2007 after announcing the development earlier in the year.

Matutum Meat, a sister company of Cebu-based Sunpride Foods Inc. which produces Holiday corned beef and Sunpride canned goods, has invested around P200 million for its state-of-the-art processing plant in Polomolok town, about 15 minutes from this city.




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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2008, 10:25:55 AM »
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Breeding Pigs Leave UK for the Philippines
UK - The first consignment of breeding pigs since foot-and-mouth stopped all exports of breeding animals last autumn, has been exported to Asia by JJ Genetics, of Caxton, Cambridge.


Forty-four pigs have been sent to the Co family's Edward Agri Farms Corp, in the Philippines.

Edward, Enrique Jnr and Eugene Co came to England to select breeding stock from the Large White, Welsh and Duroc herds of JJ Genetics.

Enrique manages a nucleus herd of 250 sows which supplies the breeding stock for his family’s commercial farms as well as for other commercial units in the area.

The commercial herds, totalling 2,700 sows, are based on maternal Large White cross Welsh females and terminal sires using a combination of terminal Large Whites, Duroc and Pietrain.

Eugene has been impressed with the mothering ability of the Welsh pigs and exceptional growth rate if the Large White and needed to import new stock to improve his existing Welsh and Large White lines.

This imported stock will up date the existing JJ Genetics stock imported 12 years ago. Enrique Jnr reports he is pleased with the stock he has imported and with the way the pigs have settled in the Philippines. He has ordered another shipment from JJ Genetics for delivery in February.




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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2008, 10:31:57 AM »
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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.



According to the Manila Bulletin, the National Federation of Hog Farmers Inc. (NFHFI) and the Philippine Association of Meat Processing Inc. (PAMPI) are opposing a DA administrative order which is allowing food chains and hotel and restaurant businesses to import their own table-grade buffalo meat needs.

First, allowing the importation of buffalo meat from India will threaten health of the livestock sector.

"We’re just done with our battle against FMD (foot and mouth disease), and here is an order contradictory to it. The OIE (Office International des Epizooties) has not yet certified India as foot and mouth disease-free," said NFHFI chairman Gabriel Uy in an interview.

The Manila Bulletin reported that a PAMPI officer said that the DA regulation will be very hard to monitor so that buffalo meat can definitely find its way to the local wet market and thus dampen local hog price to the detriment of the hog sector.




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« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2008, 11:45:36 AM »
Monday, August 11, 2008Print This Page
Mindanao producers seek help to meet export target
PHILIPPINES - Swine producers in South Cotabato have asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) for funding assistance to expand accredited piggery output by 20 percent as the region gears up to for the export of cut pork meat products to Singapore.

 A refrigerated container van of cut pork meat products is set to be shipped to Singapore soon, the first foreign foray for the country's swine industry reports the Sun Star.

Emilio V. Escobillo Jr., president of South Cotabato Swine Producers Association, said they are targeting to capture around 25 percent of the Singaporean demand for pork meat products without hurting the domestic market.

"That's why participating farms need the necessary funding for expansion of swine farms to meet our target in Singapore. We are asking the help of the Department of Agriculture to meet the goal," he said.

Singapore's daily pork meat requirement reportedly reaches 4,000 head per day - up to 120,000 head a month.

But Escobillo said that Mindanao could only so far supply about five percent or 6,000 heads a month to Singapore to avoid shortage in the domestic market.

He noted that Singapore is strict on the no antibiotic requirement of pork meat products, but that participating swine farms are complying with the standards, including adhering to traceability system that shall determine culpability.

Abusama M. Alid, regional Agriculture director, urged the swine producers to submit proposals for expansion project before the agency, as he noted that the country is now ready for the pilot pork shipment to Singapore.

Escobillo expressed optimism that Singapore's acceptance of the country's pork meat will open the doors to other foreign markets in the Asian region.

In May, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore accredited Matutum Meat as the only processor of cut pork meat products in the Philippines allowed to ship in the island state.

"We hope to penetrate other markets in Asia now that we are accredited by Singapore," said Stephen G. Castillo, Matutum Meat general manager, stressing that Singapore's standards serve as the barometer to prick other markets in the Asian region.

Matutum Meat is one of two Mindanao firms earlier identified by the Agriculture department to pioneer the country's venture in the foreign pork market. The other one is the Davao City-based Nenita's Quality Foods Corp. which is still working on receiving accreditation.



 

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