Goat Situation Report, January-March 2022

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The total goat production from January to March 2022 was recorded at 15.20 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This indicates a -7.5 percent drop from its previous year’s same quarter level of 16.43 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Ilocos Region was the top producer of goat during the quarter with 2.14 thousand metric tons, liveweight or 14.1 percent share.

Completing the top five major producing regions and their corresponding percent shares to total production were the following:

a. Central Visayas, 12.7 percent;
b. Western Visayas, 10.6 percent;
c. Northern Mindanao, 10.5 percent; and
d. Davao Region, 8.8 percent.

These regions accounted for 56.7 percent of the country’s total goat production.
Relative to their levels in the same quarter a year ago, 10 regions posted decreases in production during the quarter. Central Visayas recorded the highest annual reduction of -24.6 percent, from 2.56 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 1.93 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of 2022. (Figure 1)



As of 31 March 2022, the country’s total goat inventory was estimated at 3.91 million heads. About 14.8 percent of the goat population was recorded in Central Visayas, followed by Western Visayas with 13.0 percent and Ilocos Region with 11.6 percent. These three regions accounted for 39.4 percent of the country’s total goat inventory. (Figure 2)



The average farmgate price of goat for slaughter in backyard farms for January to March 2022 was quoted at PhP 182.91 per kilogram, liveweight, a 11.7 percent gain from its previous year’s same quarter quotation of PhP 163.70 per kilogram, liveweight.

During the period, the highest farmgate price was noted in March at PhP 210.51 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in January at PhP 165.90 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 3)




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).