The total carabao production from January to March 2020 was estimated at
Relative to their levels a year ago, 10 regions recorded decreases in production during the quarter. In terms of growth rate, Eastern Visayas reported the biggest decline of
Among regions, Western Visayas was the highest producer of carabao during the quarter with
As of 01 January 2020, the total carabao inventory in the country was estimated at
Among all ages, caracow constituted 40.5 percent of the total carabao population, carabull shared
The average farmgate price of carabao for slaughter from January to March 2020 was recorded at
The highest farmgate price of carabao for slaughter was quoted in January at
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
This Carabao Situation Report presents the carabao industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by age group, and average farmgate price. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for PSA’s various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. It is released quarterly in January, May, August, and November every year.
Concepts and Definitions
Volume of production refers to the volume of locally-raised carabao disposed for slaughter including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for slaughter. This is expressed in metric ton, liveweight.
Inventory refers to the actual number of carabao present in the farm as of a specific reference date.
Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, the marketing costs such as the transport and other marketing cost (if any) incurred in selling the produce is not included in the farmgate prices.