UNAHCO says sales not affected by bird flu

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UNIVET NUTRITION and Animal Healthcare Company, Inc. (UNAHCO), manufacturer and distributor of animal health and nutrition brands, said the avian influenza outbreak last month had no adverse impact on sales.

Di sya bumagsak,” UNAHCO Poultry Business Unit Chief Fe Marie Alejandre-Colico said on Thursday when asked on bird flu’s impact on poultry feeds sales.

She added that the firm’s Central Luzon operations are minimal.

UNAHCO President and Chief Operating Officer Ricardo C. Alba also noted poultry feeds make up a small share of the firm’s total feeds business.

“But rather than veering away from situation, talagang we were there,” Ms. Alejandre-Colico added.

The official said UNAHCO extended credit to affected farmers who use the firm’s feeds brand Sarimanok.

UNAHCO is the animal health and nutrition subsidiary of United Laboratories, Inc., the leading pharmaceutical company in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

UNAHCO manufacturers, markets, and distributes veterinary and feed products for swine, poultry, gamewfowl, ducks, quail, pigeons and dogs. — Janina C. Lim