Egg Farmers Might Lose Almost A Billion In Egg Ban
Ringo | On 17, Aug 2017
After a bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga, the prices of eggs and chicken easily went down to 50%.
The government officials started to contain the said outbreak and in the process, a ban was imposed. It has been noted that the ban might be up to 90 days.
The Agricultural Sectoral Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP) estimated that the 90-day ban might end up to P993.6 million loss of the fowl and egg industry.
In the town of San Jose, Batangas alone, which supplies 18 million eggs weekly to the Visayas, might end up losing P82.8 million if the eggs are sold at much lower prices, said Nicanor Briones, the former rep. of AGAP.
Briones said the DA should lift the ban and instead, tighten the checks within the 7-kilometer “controlled zone” in San Luis.
Briones said the ban will also end up with an oversupply of eggs and meat in Luzon, which will result in lower prices, which will be disadvantageous to the farmers.