6 months DA: No pork price hike seen amid ASF spread Manilatimes |Biz
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) assured consumers on Wednesday that “there should be no increase” in pork prices, citing local hog raisers’ capability to meet domestic demand amid the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, Southeast Asia and beyond. During a press conference in Malacañang, Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan said “our hog sector guaranteed that they will be able to supply” pork to satisfy “local demand,” thus “there should be no increase on prices of pork.” His assurance comes two days after Chester Warren Tan, president of the National Federation of Hog Farmers Inc. (NFHFI), said ... more