Livestock and Poultry Production in Central Luzon January to June 2020 Preliminary Results

Reference Number: 

2020-SRLP-S12020-074

Release Date: 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Central Luzon’s Volume of Production for Chicken Declined by 10.3 Percent

  • Central Luzon’s total volume of chicken production was 310,211 metric tons from January to June 2020.  It decreased by 10.3 percent compared to the production in the same period of 2019.  During the first semester of 2019, the volume of chicken production was 345,829 metric tons.  (see Table 1)
  • Central Luzon was the top chicken producing region in the country for the first semester of 2020.  It contributed 34.7 percent to the country’s total chicken production.  Next to Central Luzon was CALABARZON with 18.3 percent share, and Northern Mindanao ranked third with 9.4 percent share.  (see Figure 1 and Table 2)

Central Luzon Remained the Top Producing Region of Duck in the Country

  • The total volume of duck production in Central Luzon decreased by 12.9 percent from     5,259 metric tons in the first semester of 2019 to 4,579 metric tons in the same period of 2020.  (see Table 1)
  • In terms of duck production, Central Luzon remained the top producing region contributing 32.8 percent to the country’s total production. (see Figure 2 and Table 2)

Volume of Chicken Egg Production Increased by 2.9 Percent

  • During the period January to June 2020, the volume of chicken egg production in Central Luzon was estimated at 58,643 metric tons.  It posted an increase of  2.9 percent from the 56,973 metric tons production in the same period of 2019. (see Table 1)
  • Central Luzon ranked second in terms of volume of chicken egg production with 19.8 percent contribution next to CALABARZON with 30.8 percent share. (see Figure 3 and Table 2)

 

Central Luzon Comprised 44% of the Total Duck Egg Production in the Country

  • The volume of duck egg production in the first half of 2020 was 10,964 metric tons.  It increased by 1.9 percent from 10,759 metric tons in same period of 2019.                       (see Table 1)
  • Central Luzon remained the top producer of duck egg in the country.  It contributed 43.6 percent to the national production followed by CALABARZON (9.3%) and Western Visayas (9.2%).  (see Table 2)
  • Central Luzon’s share of 43.6 percent was higher than the total contribution of all other Luzon regions and even the respective shares of Visayas and Mindanao island groups.  (see Figure 4)

Total Volume of Carabao Production in Central Luzon Declined by 10.1 Percent

  • During the first semester of 2020, the total volume of carabao production was 3,045 metric tons.  It declined by 10.1 percent from the 3,386 metric tons production during the first semester of 2019.  (see Table 1)
  • Across the country, Western Visayas remained the top producing region of carabao with 8,493 metric tons production.  This was followed by SOCCSKSARGEN and Davao Region with 5,032 and 4,867 metric tons, respectively.  Central Luzon, on the other hand, ranked eleventh with 5.3 percent share to the national level.  (see Table 2 and Figure 5)

Volume of Cattle Production Dropped by 12.0 Percent

  • During the first half of 2020, the total volume of cattle production in Central Luzon was 6,782 metric tons.  It decreased by 12.0 percent compared with the 7,707 metric tons production in the first semester of 2019.  (see Table 1)
  • Central Luzon and SOCCSKSARGEN ranked seventh in the country’s total volume of cattle production with 6.4 percent shares each.  Northern Mindanao, CALABARZON and Ilocos Region were the top three cattle producing regions with 17.0 percent (18,076 metric tons), 12.0 percent (12,750 metric tons), and 11.8 percent shares (12,579 metric tons), respectively.  (see Figure 6 and Table 2)

Central Luzon is the Top Hog Producing Region in the Country

  • The total volume of hog production in Central Luzon was 217,006 metric tons during the first semester of 2020.  It was 0.3 percent lower than the 217,606 metric tons production during the first half of 2019.  (see Table 1)
  • Among the regions, Central Luzon ranked first in terms of total volume of hog production which contributed 19.4 percent to the country’s production.  CALABARZON had the second highest share with 175,608 metric tons or 15.7 percent share.   Northern Mindanao ranked third with 101,912 metric tons or 9.1 percent share .  (see Figure 7 and Table 2)

Central Luzon’s Total Volume of Goat Production Dropped by 25.3 Percent

  • The total volume of goat production in Central Luzon was 2,843 metric tons during the first half of 2020.  It was 25.3 percent lower than the 3,806 metric tons in the same period of 2019.  (see Table 1)
  • At the national level, Central Luzon ranked fifth in the country’s total volume of goat production with 8.9 percent share.  Central Visayas topped the goat production with 14.4 percent share followed by Ilocos Region with 13.4 percent share.  (see Table 2)  

STATISTICAL TABLE

TECHNICAL NOTES

LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY VOLUME OF PRODUCTION

 

This Special Release presents the data on livestock and poultry volume of production for January to June 2020 from the Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey (BLPS) and Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey (CLPS) in Central Luzon.  Data are presented at the regional level by commodity in Table 1.  Also, data are presented by region and by commodity in Table 2.  

The BLPS and CLPS are two (2) major surveys which aim to generate primary data on supply and disposition of animals from backyard farms and commercial farms, respectively. The purpose of the surveys is to be able to determine/ measure the performance of the livestock and poultry industry.

Definition of Terms

Volume of Production - the volume of locally-raised animals disposed for slaughter, which include animals shipped-out for slaughter. This is expressed in metric tons, liveweight.

Backyard/Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey - two (2) major surveys which aim to generate primary data on supply and disposition of animals from backyard farms (small hold raisers) and commercial farms.

Livestock - refers to farm animals kept or raised for consumption, work or leisure. In general, poultry is separated as a distinct group of farm animals. For purposes of censuses and surveys, livestock covers only those that are tended and raised by an operator.

Poultry - is a collective term for all domesticated avian for the purpose of food consumption or, the carcass of such avian dressed/processed for human consumption. Fowl is a term used to refer to a specific group of avian sharing common anatomical characteristics, e.g. chicken.

Backyard farm/raiser - refers to any farm or household raising at least one head of animal or bird and does not qualify as a commercial farm.

Commercial Livestock Farm/Operator - refers to any livestock operator or farm which operation satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) at least 21 head of adults and zero young b) at least 41 head of young animals c) at least 10 head of adults and 22 head of young animals.

Commercial Poultry Farm/Operator - refers to any poultry operator or farm which operation satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) 500 layers or 1,000 broilers b) 100 layers and 100 broilers if raised in combination c) 100 head of duck regardless of age.

Liveweight – the body weight of live animals disposed for slaughter.

 

 

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