Production of poultry, livestock high in CV

by 5m Editor
10 October 2006, at 10:50am

THE PHILIPPINES - Despite a boost in the province’s information, communication and technology (ICT) industry and a surge in property development projects, livestock and poultry production has not dwindled, according to an official from the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7.

“The demand is still strong for meat and meat products, especially here in Cebu only that production is less,” DA 7 Livestock Coordinator Joel Elumba told Sun.Star Cebu.

In the swine inventory, the region ranked fifth with 934,420 heads as of January this year, a 1.9 percent growth from the same period last year with only 916,890 heads.

Cebu accounts for 404,650 swine heads, ranking fifth among the provinces that are top producers of swine.

Provincial Agricultural Statistics Officer Melchor Bautista said backyard farming contributes to the province’s growth in the livestock industry.

Source: Sun Star

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