First government owned Double “A” abatttoir in CAR, now 85% complete

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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Veterinary Services Office (CVSO) announced today that the city slaughter house is now 85% complete.

According to Assistant City Veterinarian Dr. Carmen Wanas, the Double “A” standard slaughterhouse is set to be finished anytime this year.

She said the necessary equipment for slaughtering of livestock and large cattle are already in place like stunning guns, dehairing machine, captive bolt, and blood collecting sink, to name a few.

The veterinarian explained that the Double “A” category classification of a slaughterhouse is given to those with facilities and operational procedures sufficiently adequate that the livestock slaughtered are suitable for sale in any domestic market within the country.

She highlighted that once the slaughterhouse is in full operation, meat and meat products produced in the city can be transported and sold to other areas of the country.

Butchers employed will have to undergo proper training on slaughtering before they can operate the equipment provided in the new and upgraded slaughterhouse, Wanas stated.

For the project to be fully functional, the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) has allotted P7M assistance to the City Local Government Unit (CLGU) for the establishment of this upgraded facility. The rest of the construction expenses and purchase of additional equipment will be shouldered by the CLGU.

City Mayor Darwin Estranero has no doubt that the Double “A” standard slaughterhouse of the city will be finished in time after an initial funding of P6.8M was allocated.

It will be noted that the slaughterhouse owned and operated by the City of Tabuk is the first government-owned double “A” slaughterhouse in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). By Darwin S. Serion

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