Philippine broiler output could hit record levels in 2017


Barring extreme weather conditions, the Philippines could see its broiler production rise to a record 1.4 billion heads this year. In a report by Business Mirror, United Broiler Raisers Association President Elias Jose Inciong said the projection is based on breeder placements and does not yet include other factors such as mortality, diseases and weather.

The bulk of the growth, he told Asian Agribiz, will still be in Luzon, where there has been an oversupply. Ronald Mascariñas, President of Bounty Agro-Ventures Inc, the country’s second biggest poultry integrator, told Asian Agribiz that the industry could be in for the “biggest production in history” and that “2017 will be a rough ride for industry players.”


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