The total goat production from January to March 2020 was estimated at
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
Central Luzon was the highest producer of goat during the quarter with
As of 01 January 2020, the total goat inventory in the country was estimated at 3.81 million heads. This was
Among all ages, does and bucks had a combined share of
The average farmgate price of goat for slaughter from January to March 2020 was
The highest farmgate price was recorded in March at
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
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.