By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) assured consumers that there is enough supply of pork for the holiday season.
PVO head Dr. Placeda Lemana said they noticed a spike in demand for pork during this year’s MassKara Festival and the observance of Undas a few weeks ago.
Lemana also affirmed that they are closely monitoring pork prices in the province, despite no issues with the supply being recorded.
According to PVO’s latest price monitoring, pork is sold between P300 and P315 per kilogram in E.B. Magalona town, and the cities of Bacolod and Talisay.
Sipalay City has the lowest pork price in the province at P230 per kilogram.
Meanwhile, Lemana said financial assistance documents for local hog raisers affected by the recent swine diseases have already been forwarded to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
Lemana assured that the beneficiaries would get their aid soon, as the election ban is almost over.
The province’s hog industry has taken a hit due to hog cholera and African swine fever for the past months./DGB, WDJ