Goat Situation Report, April-June 2022

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Goat production from April to June 2022 was registered at 16.36 thousand metric tons, liveweight. It recorded an annual decrease of -6.7 percent relative to its last year’s level of 17.53 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Central Visayas was the top producer of goat during the quarter with 2.22 thousand metric tons, liveweight or 13.6 percent share.

Completing the top five (5) major producing regions and their corresponding volume of production were:

a. Northern Mindanao with 2.19 thousand metric tons, liveweight;
b. Central Luzon with 1.69 thousand metric tons, liveweight;
c. Davao Region with 1.68 thousand metric tons, liveweight; and
d. Ilocos Region with 1.68 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

These regions accounted for 58.0 percent of the country’s total goat production.

In comparison to their levels in the same quarter last year, nine (9) regions posted contraction in their production during the quarter. Caraga registered the biggest annual decline of -33.7 percent from 0.17 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period last year to 0.11 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter of 2022.



Total goat inventory as of 30 June 2022 reached 3.90 million heads. This was lower by -1.4 percent from the previous year’s count of 3.95 million heads. Population of goat in backyard farms and commercial farms diminished by -1.0 percent and -36.1 percent, respectively. Backyard farms accounted for 99.2 percent, while commercial farms comprised the remaining 0.8 percent. (Figure 2)

In terms of goat inventory, the top regions were Central Visayas, Western Visayas, and Ilocos Region with a combined share of 38.6 percent to the total goat population.



The average farmgate price of goat for slaughter was PhP 207.00 per kilogram, liveweight for this quarter. This was 22.1 percent higher than the previous year’s same period average farmgate price of PhP 169.58 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 4)

The highest farmgate price was recorded in April at PhP 225.68 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was in May at PhP 184.71 per kilogram, liveweight.



National Statistician and Civil Registrar General



This Goat Situation Report presents the goat industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by region, and average farmgate prices. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for the various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). It is released quarterly, that is, every February, May, August, and November.

Concepts and Definitions

Volume of production refers to the number of tended/raised goat disposed for slaughter including animals shipped-out for slaughter. This is expressed in metric tons, liveweight.

Inventory refers to the actual number of goat present in the farm as of a specific reference date. 

Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, marketing costs, such as the transport and other marketing costs (if any) incurred in selling the produce, are not included in the farmgate prices. The 2020 to 2021 farmgate prices included in this special release were sourced from Price Statistics Division (PSD), while the 2022 farmgate prices were based on the surveys of Livestock and Poultry Statistics Division (LPSD).