Cattle Situation Report, July-September 2021

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Monday, November 22, 2021

The July to September 2021 total cattle production at 52.02 thousand metric tons, liveweight was -2.5 percent lower than the previous year’s same period output of 53.36 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Among the regions, Northern Mindanao was the top producer of cattle during the period with a production of 8.20 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by Ilocos Region and Western Visayas with corresponding productions of 4.63 thousand metric tons, liveweight and 4.41 thousand metric tons, liveweight. These regions shared 33.2 percent of the country’s total cattle production.

Relative to their levels in the same period a year ago, six regions posted decrements in production during the period. Zamboanga Peninsula recorded the highest annual reduction of -40.7 percent, from 4.01 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 2.38 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter of 2021. (Figure 1)


In backyard farms, the country’s cattle inventory as of 01 October 2021 was estimated at 2.47 million heads. About 33.8 percent of the country’s cattle population were recorded in Central Visayas, Western Visayas, and CALABARZON. (Figure 2)



The average farmgate price of cattle for slaughter in backyard farms for July to September 2021 was quoted at PhP 147.21 per kilogram, liveweight. It went up by 15.1 percent compared with the previous year’s same period average farmgate price of PhP 127.95 per kilogram, liveweight.

During the reference period, the highest farmgate price of cattle for slaughter was noted in July at PhP 147.34 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in September at PhP 147.07 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 3)



National Statistician and Civil Registrar General



This Cattle Situation Report presents the cattle industry in terms of volume of production, inventory, and average farmgate price. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for Philippine Statistics Authority’s various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. It is released quarterly, that is, every February, May, August, and November.

Concepts and Definitions

Volume of production refers to the volume of locally-raised cattle disposed for slaughter including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for slaughter. This is expressed in metric ton, liveweight.

Inventory refers to the actual number of cattle present in the farm as of a specific reference date. For this report, the inventory data is as of  01 October 2021 covering backyard farms only. This is the result of the redesigned Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey on which data collection is being conducted quarterly. Meanwhile, the Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey is still conducted biannual, i.e., January and July.

Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, the marketing costs, such as the transport and other marketing cost (if any) incurred in selling the produce, are not included in the farmgate prices. The 2019 to 2021 farmgate prices included in this special release were based on the revised method of computation by the Price Statistics Division.