INVENTORY OF LIVESTOCK
The total swine inventory as of July 1, 2019, in Region 10 raised at 997,870 heads. It slightly raised by 1.13 percent from the previous year’s level of 986,704 heads. In July 1, 2019, about 59.80 percent or 596,707 heads were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 40.20 percent or 401,163 heads were grown in commercial farms.
The total inventory of goat in the region slightly increased to 223,395 heads. This was higher by 0.91 percent than the previous year’s record. In July 1, 2019, about 97.87 percent of these stocks were raised in the backyard farms while only two percent was reared in commercial farms.
Inventory of cattle population as of July 1, 2019 had increased to 243,617 heads, which was higher by 2.34 percent from last year’s level of 238,049 heads. Around 93.41 percent were grown in backyard farms while the remaining 6.59 percent were raised in the commercial farms.
Moreover, carabao in the region as of July 1, 2019 had a total count of 126,029 heads. It recorded an increase of 1.82 percent as compared to the 123,771 heads recorded last year. Almost all of the carabao stocks were raised in the backyard farms. There was only less than a percent of the carabao inventory in the commercial farms.
In Figure 2, among the provinces in Northern Mindanao, the Province of Bukidnon recorded the highest inventory of carabao at 54,965 heads while the province of Camiguin registered the lowest number of inventory with only 2,892 heads as of July 1, 2019. There was a slightly decrease of carabao inventory in the province of Lanao del Norte recorded at 36,875 heads, which declined by 0.26 percent from the previous year’s record with 36,971 heads.
In Figure 3, across the provinces, the highest inventory of cattle as of July 1, 2019 was registered in the province of Bukidnon with 92,179 heads. On the other hand, the lowest number of cattle inventory was recorded in the province of Camiguin with 5,954 heads. There was... Read more...