Philippines may not need chicken imports


Although the Philippine market may experience some tightness in chicken supply during the Christmas holidays, imports may not be necessary, Dr Erwin Awitan, a poultry consultant in the Philippines told Asian Agribiz, adding that demand typically goes up during the period.

The problem, he said, is distribution, noting that producers in the Visayas and Mindanao are “experiencing the poor performance that hit Luzon some weeks ago, which explains their low production output, and consequently higher selling prices as dictated by supply and demand. I think we have ample supply locally.”


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