7 days African Swine Fever in Luzon to push up pork prices in Metro Manila MB
The outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) in central and southern Luzon will continue to push up prices of pork in Metro Manila as fear of the infection persists among hog raisers. Bureau of Animal Industry Director Ronnie Domingo told senators on Friday that while the spread of ASF has slowed down, they estimated a 20-percent decline in the country’s swine inventory. “Dahil po sa scare na dinulot ng ASF, ‘yong iba pong nag-aalaga ay nag-slow down, ‘yong iba po ay nag-early harvest na po sila (Because of the ASF scare some hog raisers slowed down, some harvested early),” he said during the Senate finance subcommittee’s deliberation of ... more