Philippine swine inventory 12.4 percent lower
This was 12.4 percent lower than the previous year’s same period count of 11.27 million heads.
Swine population in both backyard farms and commercial farms declined by -8.2 percent and -21.8 percent, respectively. Of the total swine population, 72.1 percent were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 27.9 percent were from commercial farms.
In terms of inventory, Western Visayas recorded the highest population of 1.19 million heads. This was followed by Central Visayas with 1.14 million heads and Northern Mindanao with 1.09 million heads. These regions comprised 34.7 percent of the country’s total swine inventory. ■