SALAY, MIS. OR., 2021, Feb 26 — The Salay Local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) conducted an Emergency Meeting spearheaded by Mayor Jun Capistrano, addressing the issues and concerns with regards to the African Swine Fever (ASF). Present during the Emergency Meeting was the 18 Barangay Captains of Salay and a representative from the Municipal Agriculture Office.
During the meeting, the new Executive Order (EO) issued from the Office of the Provincial Governor which is Executive Order No. 003, Series of 2021, “Implementation of a Temporary Ban on the Movement of Pigs and Pork Products and By-products Particularly Coming from the Backyard Farm within Province of Misamis Oriental” was discussed.
Based on the EO, the local IATF of Salay agreed to imposed these guidelines here in the municipality:
- All backyard piggery owners are not allowed to ship/sell live hogs, pork products, and by-products (raw, cooked, processed) outside the municipality and vice versa. They are only allowed to sell and slaughter pigs only within the municipality. Also, they still need to obtain a Certification from the Municipal Agriculture Office and Barangay Certification before they will be allowed to sell pork products.
- To those Commercial Piggery Farm owners, they will be allowed to enter/sell from outside the municipality provided that they have ASF Free Certification/Valid Veterinary Health Certificate and other documents required.
- Every barangay in Salay will have quarantine checkpoints on its borders to monitor and stop violators. Violators will be dealt with accordingly.
- All backyard farmers are advised to avoid swill (lamaw) feeding and to report promptly any unusual swine morbidities and mortalities in the area to the Municipal Agriculture Office.
(For more guidelines, please see attached images of the EO below)