Philippines. Chicken production up, egg output down in Q4


Philippine chicken production inched up 1.7% to 455,730 tonnes in the last three months of 2016 thanks to higher demand, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in its latest Performance of Philippine Agriculture report. The agency also noted the additional production from newly opened broiler farms of key integrators San Miguel Corp and Bounty Fresh in Western Visayas.

On the other hand, egg production tumbled slightly to reach only 116,210 tonnes in Q4, down 0.89% from the previous year. The PSA said the lower production was due to a drop in laying flock inventory due to tight supply of ready-to-lay pullets and lower egg-laying efficiency ratio.


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