Senator Franklin M. Drilon and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala recently inaugurated an upgraded P83-million ‘double-A’ abattoir or slaughterhouse in Iloilo that will pave the way to transforming the province and Western Visayas into a major livestock producer and source of quality meat and meat products.
The abattoir is equipped with a set of modern mechanized slaughtering and cutting equipment, 50-ton cold storage facility, waste water filtration system, holding pen and meat delivery van. It is located at a 1.1-hectare complex, in Barangay Tacas, Jaro, Iloilo City.
Managed and operated by the City government of Iloilo, the abattoir is categorized and accredited by the DA-NMIS as ‘double-A,’ having been equipped with appropriate equipment and employs procedures that can slaughter livestock animals into quality, hygienic meat suitable for sale in any local or national market. The facility can slaughter up to 50 head of large animals (cattle, horse and carabao), 400 head of hogs, and 60 head of small ruminants (goat and sheep).
Triple-A abattoir or facilities employ modern equipment and procedures that comply with international standards as they are accredited to churn out meat products for sale in any domestic and international markets, while an ‘A’ abattoir has minimum slaughtering equipment, and allowed to sell meat products only within the city or municipality where the abattoir is located.
Tuesday November 20, 2012/ Department of Agriculture/ Philippines.