September 20, 2017, 7:22 pm
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DA denies existence of bird flu in Mindanao

The Department of Agriculture (DA) denied the existence of bird flu in Butuan City, noting poor farm management and overcrowding caused the death of about 20 ducks in a farm in this area in Mindanao, based on findings of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).

“Dr. Arlene Vytiaco, BAI focal person for avian influenza, said the Regional Animal Disease Detection Laboratory (RADDL) conducted an inspection of the farm following reports which appeared in the media today of a possible avian flu outbreak because of the death of several ducks,” Emmanuel Piñol, DA secretary, said in his social media account.

“The RADDL officer said the duck farm was overcrowded and there was very poor farm management, especially in maintaining cleanliness, which was identified as the immediate cause of the deaths,” he added.

According to Piñol, the RADDL in Caraga region explained the ducks did not show manifestations of fowls afflicted with avian influenza and thanked the owner of the farm for immediately reporting the unusual number of duck deaths.

The DA has temporarily banned the movement and shipment of live, domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry meat, semen, egg from Luzon to Visayas and Mindanao. 

However, the DA allows poultry products from Visayas and Mindanao to be shipped to Luzon only if demand beats supply.

According to Piñol, Luzon to Luzon shipment of poultry products will only be allowed if outside the 7-kilometer radius from San Luis and the needed permits and certificates are secured.

Last week, Piñol confirmed there is avian influenza in the towns of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija where up to 300,000 fowls will be culled. This is on top of the 600,000 fowls currently being culled in San Luis, Pampanga where the first case of avian influenza in the country was recorded.

The compensation for each fowl that will be culled will still be P80 per head despite industry calls to increase it to P100 to P120 per head.

The DA said the bird flu scare will likely affect the industry’s performance for the third quarter. The poultry sector contributed 16.02 percent to total agricultural production and improved by 8.36 percent in the second quarter with a gross value of P55.32 billion at current prices.

“If we want to quantify the losses of our farmers, it would be in the context of how much their chickens are worth right now and the losses they suffer on the next 90 days,”Piñolsaid recently.

“This is going to be a long process, because after we have declared that avian influenza virus is present in San Luis, we will have to wait for the completion of the culling and disinfection before we set on a timetable which is 21 days,” he added.

Earlier, the DA said it plans to provide a P25,000 loan from the Agricultural Credit Policy Council under the survival and recovery loan package for every farmer affected by the culling operations.

An initial P50 million is budgeted for the planned loan program, but will be increased if needed.This will be on top of the P80 compensation per fowl that will be culled and the calamity loan from the local government of Pampanga.

The BAI was also ordered to create a biosecurity team that would inspect all poultry and livestock farms all over the country to determine whether they abide by biosecurity measures.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the country produced 1,674,505 metric tons (MT) of chicken last year, of which 9.9 percent or 165,213 MT came from Pampanga and seven percent or 116,088 MT from Nueva Ecija.
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