Antique bars entry of Mindanao pork

first_imgFor his part, Provincial Veterinarian Dr.Romeo Magdato said hog growers in this province reported an income of P25.614million for orders that were received mostly from the provinces of Iloilo andAklan since January this year. Cadiao said through her Executive Order22, there will be no swine or pork from Mindanao that would be transported inAntique. “Our swine is ASF-free,” she claimed. SAN JOSE, Antique – In a bid to protectthe province’s hog industry from the African swine fever, Gov. Rhodora Cadiaohas issued an executive order banning the entry of live pigs, pork and otherpork-based from Mindanao. The livestock and poultry handlerlicenses of commercial hog growers are now being verified at different policecheckpoints in this region as a precautionary measure against ASF. According Cadiao, hog growers in thisprovince are only allowed to sell live pigs, pork and other pork-based productsto places outside of Antique, but not to acquire them from Mindanao. Cadiao has formed a technical workinggroup to ensure that the province remains ASF free and that the ban isimplemented. “With the ban from Luzon and Mindanao,there were many orders for Antique’s swine because it is free from ASF,” hesaid. Meanwhile, the ban for the entry of porkfrom Luzon and its by-products remain in effect. In a bid to maintain Antique province’s status as African swine fever-free, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao has signed Executive Order 22. All entry of live pigs, pork and other pork-based products from Mindanao are now prohibited. PNA He added that some 2,846 swine, mostlyfive to six months old and with an average weight of 85 to 90 kilograms, arealso being bought up to P100 per kilogram (liveweight) in order to be processedas pork products like tocino and chorizo.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more