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Neg. Occ. pork prices
increase further  - vet

Average pork prices in Negros Occidental have increased by P1.25 as of Monday compared to last month, and the highest increase, so far, recorded this year.

Renante Decena of the Provincial Veterinary Office said yesterday that pork was selling at only P185.94 per kilo last month while it is now P187.19, although the price in Bacolod City may be higher.

Decena said the increase in pork prices was triggered by the deficit of its supply in the province because of the large volume of importation of these products to Panay Island, Cebu and Manila last month.

Negros Occidental shipped out 118,160 tons of pork to these areas last month while it delivered only 82,560 tons in May, he said.

Decena added that there is limited supply of pork especially in Luzon, and this causes a spike in demand since many pigs died in the area due to a diarrhea out-break earlier this year.

Meanwhile, monitoring by the PVO showed that average prices of eggs and dressed chicken in Negros Occidental had gone down as of Tuesday.

Decena said small eggs are now sold at P5.19 from P5.21, medium eggs-P5.83 from P5.87, large eggs-P6.44 from P6.58, extra large-P6.93 from P7.08 and salted eggs-P11.19 from P11.53.

He said the prices decreased because the prices of feeds have gone down lately.

As to beef prices, Decena said, they have also decreased effective Tuesday to P215.63 from P215.94 last month.

BACOLOD HOT MEAT

Bacolod City Veterinary Officer Agueda dela Torre, yesterday said that it is not their office that will investigate the hot meat but the Task Force Botagoy, that is now under the office of Mayor Monico Puentevella.

Task Force Botagoy used to be under the city veterinary office until Puentevella issued an executive order transferring to his office.

Dela Torre said they will check the old slaughter house if there are structures constructed, or to be constructed there for meat slaughtering purposes.*APN

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