Negros Occidental Wants to Export Poultry Products to South Korea


Chicken hotbed Negros Occidental wants to supply poultry products to bird flu-riddled South Korea.

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol earlier announced on his Facebook page that South Korea has already allowed the entry dressed chickens and other products from the Philippines.

Piñol recently met with South Korean Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Kim Jae-soo during the bilateral talks on agriculture and food in Seoul. He noted that a kilo of dressed chickens now cost an equivalent of P250 in South Korean supermarkets.

More than 30 million birds were culled in South Korea because of bird flu, causing shortage of poultry meats and eggs in the country.

Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) chief, Dr. Renante Decena, said the province is capable of supplying markets in South Korea with the in-demand quality dressed chicken.

According to PVO records, the province is producing an average of 16 million heads of broilers and free-range chickens for meat purposes per year.

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