Cattle Situation Report, October-December 2019

October 2019 to December 2019

Inventory


As of 01 January 2020, the total cattle inventory in the country was estimated at 2.542 million heads. This was higher by   0.3 percent compared with the previous year’s stocks of 2.535 million heads.

In backyard farms, cattle population at 2.392 million heads increased by 0.3 percent from the previous year’s count of 2.385 million heads. Similarly, stocks in commercial farms improved by 0.1 percent, from 150.08 thousand heads in 2019 to 150.24 thousand heads in 2020.

The top three regions in terms of inventory were Ilocos Region, Central Visayas, and CALABARZON with shares of 12.2 percent,11.3 percent, and 10.6 percent, respectively. These regions accounted for 34.1 percent of the country’s total cattle inventory. (Table 2)

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