First Posted 13:09:00 03/02/2009 Filed Under: Animals, Food, Diseases, Agriculture, Consumer Issues
“We stopped operation with 795 heads done today. We will resume tomorrow at 7 a.m.,” said Davinio Catbagan, director of the Bureau of Animal Industry, in a text message to INQUIRER.net.
This brought to 1,237 the number of hogs culled since depopulation at the farm in Pandi town began Sunday afternoon.
The depopulation of hogs in Bulacan is expected to be completed by Wednesday, an official of the Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Security was tight with police checkpoints set up in the province to prevent reporters from getting close to the farm where traces of the non-lethal virus had been detected.