DA: Enough Pork Supply in Bicol During Christmas

THE PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured consumers in Bicol of a stable supply of pork during the Christmas season as it has secured adequate supply commitment from suppliers in Masbate and the neighboring Visayan Islands.
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Balita-dot-ph reports that the DA gave the assurance with an expected increase in demand for pork during the holidays as Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve will never be complete without pork, particularly ham.

"There are some speculations on possible pork shortage during the holidays," DA regional director Jose V. Dayao said in a statement.

Dayao said last Tuesday, Crown B Corporation, a commercial farm based in Aroroy, Masbate has delivered 100 heads of hogs to Arrow Meat Shop in Naga City.

He said that this initial delivery will boost the current hog stocks and help stabilize priced of pork for the holiday season.

If necessary, he said DA can source stocks from the Visayas and Mindanao regions to augment the region's stocks to assure enough pork supply.

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