Swine fever-hit Philippines sees 'substantial' growth in hog population

18/1/2022 12:46:00 PM

Swine fever-hit Philippines sees 'substantial' growth in hog population

Swine fever-hit Philippines sees 'substantial' growth in hog population

MANILA: The Philippines\u0027 swine inventory increased by about 700,000 heads over the last 12 months owing to a repopulation programme, following two years of declines due to African swine fever outbreaks, an agriculture official said on Tuesday (Jan 18). The inventory has risen to 9.8 million heads, from 9.1

MANILA: The Philippines' swine inventory increased by about 700,000 heads over the last 12 months owing to a repopulation programme, following two years of declines due to African swine fever outbreaks, an agriculture official said on Tuesday (Jan 18).

The inventory has risen to 9.8 million heads, from 9.1 million a year ago, said Reildrin Morales, director of the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry.The increase was"substantial", he said in a virtual briefing, citing official data, after the industry suffered a decline of more than 3 million heads between 2019 and 2020 mainly due to massive culling.

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The inventory has risen to 9.8 million heads, from 9. Trucks Asia fared best with 30per cent growth, while the Buses segment did not grow at all, with sales flat at 19,000.1 million a year ago, said Reildrin Morales, director of the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry. "I will do my best to recover well and get back on court soon. The increase was"substantial", he said in a virtual briefing, citing official data, after the industry suffered a decline of more than 3 million heads between 2019 and 2020 mainly due to massive culling. (Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, Editing by Miranda Murray) Source: Reuters. The Philippines, the world's seventh-biggest pork importer before local demand was hammered by the pandemic, has been hit hard by such outbreaks and forced to ramp up pork imports to address an acute domestic shortage and temper food inflation. "We also call on the military leadership to participate in an inclusive dialogue and resume the democratic transition process.

As of Jan 13, 45 villages across the country still had active cases of African swine fever, a small fraction of the 3,582 villages hit by the disease since the first outbreak was reported in 2019, data from the department showed." Last Friday, Yeo was advised by her doctor to withdraw from her quarter-final tie with Thailand's Supanida Katethong. Morales said the private sector has taken a lead role in the government-funded repopulation programme, and he expects the increased domestic supply to help stabilise pork prices eventually. "By the third quarter of 2022, if the momentum and our repopulation and other initiatives continue, we can expect our pork supply to be on the positive side," he said. Related: . "My head and body started hurting a lot more and I was having a high fever up to 38.