Swine Situation Report, April-June 2019
As of 01 July 2019, the total inventory of swine in the country was estimated at 12.70 million heads. This represents a decrease of 0.6 percent compared with its previous year’s stocks of 12.78 million heads. Population of swine in backyard farms of 8.02 million heads contracted by 1.2 percent from the previous year’s count of 8.12 million heads. On the other hand, stocks in commercial farms at 4.68 million heads expanded by 0.4 percent from the previous year’s level of 4.66 million heads.
Among the regions, Central Luzon recorded the highest swine inventory of 2.21 million heads. This was followed by CALABARZON and Western Visayas with stocks of 1.53 million heads and 1.23 million heads, respectively. The combined stocks of these three regions accounted for 39.1 percent of the country’s total swine inventory. (Table 2)