There has been an increase in the price carabeef, beef and chickens in Negros Occidental, a Provincial Veterinary Office report on Monday, August 8, showed.
The average price of carabeef is P297.87 per kilo or an increase by P1.38 and beef – P315.40 a kilo or a hike by P2, PVO officer-in-charge Placeda Lemana said.
She said the average price of broiler chickens is P211.34 per kilo or a slight increase by 54 centavos, while the price of native chicken remained at P256.39 per kilo.
Regular and salted eggs and balut also showed minimal price increases.
The prices of pork and chevon decreased.
The average price of pork was at P266. 54 per kilo or a decrease by 34 centavos, and chevon (goat meat) P343.80 per kilo or a drop by P1.92, Lemana said.
She assured that Negros Occidental has adequate supply of pork, chickens and eggs.
Lemana cited the high price of feeds and fuel for the increase in the prices of beef and chickens.
The cost of feeds may also be the reason for smaller chickens being sold in the market, she said.*