Goat Situation Report, January-March 2020

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The total goat production from January to March 2020 was estimated at 19.07 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was 1.1 percent higher compared with the previous year’s same quarter output of 18.87 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Relative to their levels a year ago, eight regions recorded increases in production during the quarter. In terms of growth rate, Bicol Region reported the highest increase of 5.4 percent, from 0.70 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same quarter of 2019 to 0.74 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter.

Central Luzon was the highest producer of goat during the quarter with 2.62 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by Ilocos Region and Central Visayas with corresponding productions of 2.56 thousand metric tons, liveweight and 2.52 thousand metric tons, liveweight. These three regions accounted for 40.3 percent of the country’s total goat production. (Figure 1 and Table 1 )


As of 01 January 2020, the total goat inventory in the country was estimated at 3.81 million heads.  This was 1.5 percent higher than the 3.76 million heads in the same period of 2019. Of the total goat population, 98.6 percent were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 1.4 percent were from commercial farms.

Among all ages, does and bucks had a combined share of 50.8 percent to the total inventory while the remaining 49.2 percent were combined stocks of kids and goats of other ages. (Figure 2 and Table 2)


The average farmgate price of goat for slaughter from January to March 2020 was PhP 151.52 per kilogram, liveweight. This was 3.5 percent higher than the 2019 same quarter price level of PhP 146.33 per kilogram, liveweight.

The highest farmgate price was recorded in March at PhP 153.21 per kilogram, liveweight while the lowest was in January at PhP 150.00 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 3 and Table 3)



National Statistician and Civil Registrar General





This Goat Situation Report presents the goat 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 goat 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 goat 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.