Ilocos Norte set to increase prices of farm, poultry products
The prices of farm and poultry products in the province are set to increase to augment the cost of production.
But Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Loida Valenzuela, noted at the Pasuquin Breeding Center, for example, that the recommended selling rates still remain affordable to backyard raisers or marginal farmers on a subsidized rate.
The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said the prevailing market price of piglets such as crossbreed or hybrid for fattening is pegged at Php 2,200 for the first 10 kilos plus Php 100 for every kilo in excess. With a strong buying capacity of consumers, especially this graduation season, the PVO recommends that the current price increase by at least Php 200.
For piglet intended for breeding, the prevailing market price of Php 2,400 shall increase to Php 2,500 and the native or upgraded piglets shall be sold for Php 2,200 for every 10 kilos compared to its current Php 2,000 market price.
The Prevailing Market Price Monitoring of the PVO showed that average price of culled chicken is Php 150 per kilo live weight and grow-out chicken pegged at Php 175. Unlike the other products, the price shall be maintained, said Valenzuela.
The PVO also recommended that the average prices of eggs be increased to about P0.50 per piece depending on size.
In view of this, the PVO requested the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Norte to make same amendments to the 2013 Provincial Tax Ordinance and prescribe fees for the products produced at the Pasuquin Breeding Center.(PNA)