Philippines. Pig producers ask for AAA abattoir


Philippine hog raisers have asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) to resume its plans to build AAA slaughterhouse in Bulacan province, one of the biggest pork producing areas in the country just north of Metro Manila.

Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines Inc President Edwin Chen told Asian Agribiz that his group has asked the National Meat Inspection Service (DA) that the abattoir can be a shared service facility that pig producers in the province and nearby areas can use. He noted that despite the province’s proximity to Metro Manila, the country’s biggest pork market, it does not have any AAA slaughterhouses.


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