Ne­gOcc ships pork car­cass to Cebu

Palawan Daily News - - Region - By Easter Anne Doza / PIA

NE­GROS OC­CI­DEN­TAL, Oct. 5 (PIA) -- The dou­ble A (AA) Na­tional Meat In­spec­tion Ser­vice (NMIS)ac­cred­ited Sa­gay City

Abat­toir in the prov­ince is now slaugh­ter­ing hogs for pig car­cass or meat ship­ment to Cebu City.

With its ex­panded oper­a­tion, Sa­gay City Abat­toir now caters to com­mer­cial hog rais­ers in the prov­ince for slaugh­ter­ing and cold stor­age.

It has now a slaugh­ter­ing ca­pac­ity of 50 to 100 heads per hour and can store (cold stor­age) 50 to 100 tons pork car­cass, poul­try and other meat prod­ucts.

Dur­ing its two-day ex­panded oper­a­tion, it has slaugh­tered 176 heads of fat­tened pigs from JALTAS pig­gery, equiv­a­lent to 11.3 tons car­cass on stor­age sched­uled for ship­ment to Cebu Jud­phi­lan Foods Cor­po­ra­tion as the buyer. The aver­age live weight of slaugh­tered pig is 105 ki­los with car­cass re­cov­ery of 81 per­cent. This ini­tia­tive is through the Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern­ment, the Pro­vin­cial Vet­eri­nary Of­fice (PVO), and the City of Sa­gay to pro­mote the mar­ket­ing of frozen pork car­cass which is more ad­van­ta­geous com­pared to sell­ing live an­i­mals. PVO wants to as­sure the qual­ity of meat pro­duced by com­mer­cial and back­yard hog rais­ers and to en­sure sus­tain­able mar­ket for hogs which is seen to even­tu­ally in­clude the mar­ket­ing of pigs raised by back­yard rais­ers thru the Al­liance of Hog Rais­ers As­so­ci­a­tion with 15,000 mem­bers. The PVO aims to even­tu­ally brand the pro­duced pork car­casses at Sa­gay City Abat­toir as Ne­gros Pork, reach­ing not only re­gion-wide but the na­tional mar­ket and which will even­tu­ally en­ter the ex­port mar­ket. (LTP/EADPIA6 Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal)

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