A total of 2.87 million heads of carabao was recorded as of 1 January 2019. This was 0.32 percent lower than the 2.88 million heads carabao inventory in the same period of 2018. Backyard farms with 99.60 percent share to the country’s total carabao inventory decreased by 0.30 percent from the previous year’s count of 2.87 million heads.
Likewise, carabao stocks in commercial farms declined by 3.72 percent compared with the previous year’s record of 10.75 thousand heads. (Table 2)