The Pork Producers Association of the Philippines yesterday assured that there will be ample supply of pork for the holiday season.
The assurance was made by Propork president Edwin Chen during an interview at the sidelines of the 2013 Agrilink/Foodlink/Aqualink trade exhibit being held October 10 to 12 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Propork is composed of 48 associations of pork producers nationwide.
Besides sufficient supply, Chen likewise assured that prices of pork in the market would remain stable throughout the rest of the year.
This is because prevailing farmgate prices of live pigs now stand between P110 to P113 per kilogram, down from its peak of P118 to P120 per kilo in the second quarter of 2013.
“Prices in the retail market always kick up two or three days before Christmas and New Year, as always, but otherwise, prices would remain stable at a maximum of P114/kg farmgate price," he said.
Chen also said he sees no shortage of processed meat in the coming months.
“As of this month, meat processors have about 10 million kilos of local and imported pork in cold storage -- more than enough raw materials for processed meat products to meet increased demand in December,” he said.*PNA