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Export forced to refund for sheep sent to the Philippines
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 04:57:39 PM »
BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occidental provincial government received reimbursement of P1.8 million for the under-delivery of sheep, some dead upon arrival, which it had purchased from an Australian firm.
The province purchased 5,840 heads of sheep worth P82 million from the International Livestock Export Property Limited based in Perth, Western Australia.

Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said only 5,760 heads of sheep arrived on Feb. 8 because 21 animals died at sea during their 11-day trip.

Also, about 30 more sheep died in transit from the port in Bacolod to the Negros First Ranch in Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia where they will be quarantined before dispersal. There were also 59 under-delivered animals.

All in all, the provincial government received a refund of P1.846 million for the 51 dead sheep and 59 under-delivered ones. The sheep were covered by transport insurance.

The Livestock Marketing and Dispersal Committee has been tasked to disperse the animals to private buyers and to local government units after the Provincial Board approved an ordinance for the dispersal. -- Nanette L. Guadalquiver