DA to Meet with Chicken and Pork Producers

by 5m Editor
4 July 2011, at 9:40am

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture will meet this week with chicken and pork producers to ensure sufficient supply of meat products.

DA Secretary Proceso Alcala said his department will seek inputs from the producers as it makes plans to ensure meat supply until at least January 2012.

He said that while chicken growers can grow chickens in as little as 35 days, hog growers need as many as "four to six months."

According to GMA News, Mr Alcala said the DA is making projections for at least December, to make sure prices of meat products are affordable to consumers.

The DA is also making plans to "ensure supply of meat products not only for Christmas but also up to one month after Christmas," Mr Alcala said.