With the increasing price of poultry brought about by higher demand for chicken and seemingly low poultry production, the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has put in place interventions following regular consultations with the industry stakeholders.
According to BAI OIC-Director Reildrin Morales, BAI has lined up interventions that includes increase production and stabilize supply and market price.
Among the measures being undertaken is allowing inter-island movement from mainland Luzon of day-old chicks, hatching eggs and ready to lay pullets. For day-old chicks and hatching eggs, movement is allowed provided they tested negative for AI 28 days from the date of sample collection. For ready to lay pullets, movement is allowed provided they tested negative for AI 14 days from the date of sample collection.
Aside from this, BAI determines the actual supply scenario by working closely with partners from the private sector in regularly validating the broiler life cycle model.
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Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry