Swine and Chicken Inventory
Swine inventory in the region as of 01 April 2020 reached 1,113,974 heads, higher by 9.8 percent than the previous year’s inventory for the same period.
Bukidnon recorded the highest inventory of swine at 655,617 heads, and posted the biggest growth of 14.6 percent. Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental also posted positive growths of 4.5 percent and 5.8 percent, respectively.
Of the total swine inventory, 55.2 percent were raised in backyard farms while the rest were in commercial farms.
Inventory of chicken in the region decreased by 0.2 percent, that is, from 19,950,611 birds on 01 April 2019 to 19,927,826 birds on 01 April 2020.
Bukidnon recorded the highest inventory of chicken at 9,744,274 birds, an increase of 3.8 percent from the inventory in the same period of 2019. Misamis Oriental, the second largest chicken producer, on the other hand, had a decreased inventory (-6.2%) compared to the previous year’s inventory. Camiguin had the lowest inventory though it registered the highest growth of 13.5 percent.
The native or improved chicken accounted for the biggest percent share to total chicken inventory (45.7%). This was followed by broiler chicken (33.8%) and layer chicken (20.6%).
Hog and Chicken Production
Hog production in the region for the first quarter of 2020 reached 51,065 metric tons, an increase of 1.6 percent from the previous year’s production of 50,264 metric tons.
Chicken production in the region grew by 5.2 percent in the first quarter of 2020, that is, from 41,936 metric tons to 44,106 metric tons in the first quarters of 2019 and 2020, respectively.
RUBEN D. ABARO, JR., CESE
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The data for this special release were collected by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the two (2) major surveys, namely:
1) The Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey (BLPS) which covers one (1) of the four replicate samples of the Palay and Corn Production Survey (PCPS); and
2) The Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey (CLPS). A livestock farm is considered commercial when its operation satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) at least 21 heads of adults and zero young, b) at least 41 heads of young animals or c) at least 10 heads of adults and 22 heads of young animals. A poultry farm is considered commercial when its operation satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) at least 500 layers, b) at least 1,000 broilers or c) 100 layers and 100 broilers, if raised in combination. A duck farm is considered commercial if it has a raising capacity of at least 100 birds of duck regardless of age.
Data collection for swine and chicken is done quarterly while data collection is done semi-annually for goat, cattle, carabao, and duck farms. BLPS is conducted during the first seven (7) days of the first month after the reference quarter while CLPS is conducted during the last eight (8) days of the last month of the reference quarter or semester.
CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Volume of production refers to the volume of locally-raised animals disposed for dressing including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for slaughter or dressing. This is expressed in thousand metric tons, liveweight
Inventory refers to the actual number of animals present in the farm as of the specific reference date.
Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, the marketing cost such as the transport and other marketing costs (if any) incurred in selling the produce are not included in the farmgate prices.