Goat Situation Report, July-September 2021

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Monday, November 22, 2021

The July to September 2021 total goat production at 17.84 thousand metric tons, liveweight was -7.4 percent lower than the previous year’s same period output of 19.27 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Among the regions, Ilocos Region was the top producer of goat during the period with a production of 2.51 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by Central Visayas and BARMM with corresponding productions of 2.29 thousand metric tons, liveweight and 1.90 thousand metric tons, liveweight. These regions accounted for 37.5 percent of the country’s total goat production.

Relative to their levels in the same period a year ago, nine regions posted decrements in production during the quarter. MIMAROPA Region recorded the highest annual decrease of -33.0 percent, from 0.72 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 0.48 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of 2021. (Figure 1)


In backyard farms, the country’s goat inventory as of 01 October 2021 was registered at 3.93 million heads. About 39.9 percent of the country’s goat population were recorded in Central Visayas, Western, and   Ilocos Region. (Figure 2)


The average farmgate price of goat for slaughter in backyard farms for July to September 2021 was quoted at PhP 168.69 per kilogram, liveweight. It increased by 12.9 percent compared with the previous year’s same quarter average farmgate price of PhP 149.40 per kilogram, liveweight.

During the period, the highest farmgate price was noted in September at PhP 170.00 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in August at PhP 167.87 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, 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 goat disposed for slaughter including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces 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.  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 costs (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.