Shortage of chicken in the Philippines possible during Christmas holidays


The Philippines could be facing a shortage of chicken during the latter part of the year particularly during the Christmas holidays, Ronald Mascariñas, President of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc (BAVI), one of the Philippines leading poultry integrators, told Asian Agribiz.

While there is currently an oversupply in Luzon, which has led to a drop in live prices, he said the same is not true in the Visayas and Mindanao, where prices have gone up due to tight supply. Industry monitoring indicates a possible shortage, he said, adding that it would be a good idea for the government to allow some imports later this year just to help stabilise prices.


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