Philippines Agriculture Secretary Bernie Fondevilla told a recent convention of the country’s hog producers that plans are on track for a modern slaughterhouse at a Bureau of Animal Industry compound in Manila. The facility will be able to slaughter 50 pigs per hour, the Manila Bulletin reported.

Fondevilla added that a private company is planning to establish a 900-square-meter egg processing plant outside Manila.

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According to the Manila Bulletin, poultry production rose 1.82% and livestock production rose 1.2% in 2009, and animal agriculture accounts for 26% to 28% of the country’s annual agricultural production.