TAGBILARAN CITY – The province of Bohol still lacks poultry produce, such as eggs of chicken and ducks, according to the Livestock sufficiency data of the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian. The chicken eggs posted a negative 62.26% and duck eggs, negative 30.97% in 2012, OPV through Mario Ochoco in his presentation during the Pilmico gathering recently, said
Chicken and duck eggs had negative 91.31% and 31.90% in 2011, respectively. There were no data presented during the years 2013 and 2014, however. It was learned that chicken and ducks egg supply, like vegetables and fruits, are continuously imported from neighboring provinces and Mindanao.
On a positive note, chicken meat had188.24% and ducks, 130.37% in 2012. These were lower than 248.56% and 134.28% in 2011. Pork supply posted 374.36% in 2012, higher than316.85% in previous year; beef — 445.54% (2012) and 209.40% (2011); carabeef —- 591.13% (2012) and 339.56% (2011; and chevon — 665.58% and 685.54%. Meath importation posted a total of 139,000 kilos in 2013. Some 42,000 kilos of meat were sourced out from outside in 2012 and 214,000 kilos in 2011. But there was no available data during the year 2014.
The same data showed that a total of 43,074 hogs, equivalent to 2,426,756 kilos of pork have been slaughtered in 2013 at the local government units-operated slaughterhouses, OPV said. There were 6,870 heads of cattle or 577,890 kilos of beef were slaughtered and 1,900 heads of carabo or 247,172 kiols in the same year. Goats were butchered numbering 403 heads or 4,211 kilos in 2013, OPV said. (rvo)