The Philippines Department of Agriculture and the country’s agriculture industry stakeholders have decided to postpone the Livestock & Aquaculture Philippines, the country’s leading technology and equipment exhibition, to May 28-30, 2020. The move stems from the growing concerns of African swine fever (ASF) and at the request of industry leaders to prevent the disease from spreading.
This event showcases the best and finest in the livestock equipment, feeds, meat and aquaculture industries. It was planned for June 26-28, 2019.
The Philippines Department of Agriculture implemented increased quarantine controls as one of its strategies since the ASF outbreak started last year, but swine industry leaders have raised concern over the possibility of ASF entering the country through exhibitions, as some of the exhibitors or participants might come from ASF-infected countries.
Although swine is only one component of this event, the organizers, based on expert advice, decided to postpone the event in its entirety.
“We seek the understanding of all exhibitors and associations related to aquaculture, feeds, broiler and cattle to support the Philippine Government and the Philippine swine industry in its request,” an event release said.
All Livestock & Aquaculture Philippines 2019 participants are encouraged to touch base with their respective UBM sales office for further details.
For more information, visit www.livestockphilippines.com.