PRICES of pork remained stable at P185 to P220 in Davao City despite the African Swine Fever that has affected parts of Luzon.
Data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Davao Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division (Amad) as of Wednesday, January 15, retail prices for pierna is at P200 to P220 per kilogram (kg) while the price of pork belly is at P220 per kg to P240 per kg.
DA-Davao Amad focal Alex Sibuan said the prices are taken from the Agdao Public Market and Bangkerohan Public Market.
The price of pierna in Bangkerohan Public Market is around P180 per kg to P185 per kg based on the price monitoring conducted by SunStar Davao.
Sibuan said so far, there is no movement in the pork meat prices in January. But in December 2019, pork meat prices in Agdao Public Market hiked by P10 per kg to P20 per kg due to high demand during the holiday season.
He said in December, it reached to P210 per kg to P240 per kg.
"Ninormal na man siya sa January. Nibalik na siya sa presyo (The prices normalized in January)," Sibuan said.
The same trend is also noted by the Hog Farmers Association of Davao Inc. (Hogfadi) for live hogs.
Hogfadi president Eduardo So said the price for live hogs remained at P97 to P105 per kilo since last month.
"Sa karon, ang price is maintained and stocks are available (Right now, the price is maintained, and stocks are still available)," So said in a text message.
Earlier, So said Mindanao remained to be free from the African Swine Fever and urged fastfood chains and other areas in the country to source their pork meats in Davao City.