11/21/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 21:09
The volume of cattle production from July to September 2023was recorded at 51.82 thousand metric tons,liveweight. This indicates an annual decline of 1.5 percentfrom the same quarter of the previous year level of 52.61 thousand metric tons,liveweight. (Figure 1)
Northern Mindanao was the top producer of cattle with 8.26 thousand metric tons,liveweight or 15.9 percentshare to the total cattle production during the reference quarter. Completing the top five regionswith the highest volume of cattle production at liveweight during the quarter were the following:
a. Central Visayas, 5.89 thousand metric tons;
b. Ilocos Region, 5.02 thousand metric tons;
c. Western Visayas, 4.41 thousand metric tons;and
d. SOCCSKSARGEN, 3.70 thousand metric tons.
These regions accounted for 52.6 percentof the country's total cattle production in the third quarterof 2023.
In comparison to their levels in the third quarterof 2022, 11 regionsposted decreases in production during the quarter. In terms of level, Central Luzon posted the highest decrease of 0.33 thousand metric tons,from 3.42 thousand metric tonsin the third quarterof 2022 to 3.09 thousand metric tonsin the same quarter of 2023.
As of 30 September 2023,the total cattle inventory reached 2.59 million heads.This indicates an increase of 0.4 percentfrom the previous year's same period count of 2.58 million heads.About 82.3 percentof the country's cattle population during the period came from smallhold farms, while the remaining 14.3 percentand 3.4 percentwere comprised of semi-commercial farms and commercial farms, respectively. (Figure 2)
Central Visayas recorded the highest cattle population with 344.05 thousand heads.This was followed by CALABARZON and Ilocos Region with corresponding inventories of 248.04 thousand headsand 240.29 thousand heads.These three regionsshared 32.2 percentto the country's total cattle population as of 30 September 2023.
The average farmgate price of cattle for slaughter was quoted at PhP 172.33 per kilogram,liveweight during the quarter. This indicates a decrease of 0.3 percentfrom the previous year's same quarter average farmgate price of PhP 172.80 per kilogram,liveweight. (Figure 4)
In the third quarter of 2023,the highest average farmgate price was noted in August at PhP 174.58 per kilogram,liveweight, while the lowest average farmgate price was observed in July at PhP 168.13 per kilogram,liveweight.
DIVINA GRACIA L. DEL PRADO, PhD
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office
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