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Lacson signs MOU supplying hogs to Luzon

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Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO), Negros Occidental Hog Raisers Association (NOHRA), and Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) on supplying hogs to Luzon.

The signing ceremony was held at the Provincial Veterinary Office in Bacolod City Wednesday.

AHRANO and NOHRA were represented by their respective presidents, Pastor Ric Lauron and Rosendo Dela Rama Jr. (https://bit.ly/3k4lQAm)

Albert Lim, a private business entrepreneur engaged in the trading of live hogs, represented the buyer while the PVO head Dr. Renante Decena acted as facilitator.

The MOU stipulates that the producers will supply and sell their fattened hogs on a regular and scheduled basis to the buyer with consideration to the weight and quality specified by the buyer.

Negros Occidental swine raisers have been producing fattened or market hogs in excess of the local demand, resulting in oversupply that drove down farm gate price of hogs down. It also forced raisers to market their produce outside the province.

According to PVO, there is an attractive market of hogs and pork in Luzon due to the huge demand for its growing population.

There was also low production of pigs in the area brought about by the African swine fever disease outbreak that has affected many provinces in Luzon and Mindanao.