PSA Clears the Conduct of Surveys on Backyard and Commercial Livestock and Poultry

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) cleared the conduct of the 2019 Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey (BLPS) and the 2019 Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey (CLPS).

The 2019 BLPS generates primary data on inventory and disposition of animals from backyard farms or small hold raisers. On the other hand, the 2019 CLPS generates primary data on inventory and disposition of animals by type from commercial farms. The purpose of the two surveys is to determine and measure the production of the backyard and commercial livestock and poultry industry in the country.

All provinces in the Philippines will be covered in the survey with respondents consisting of 15,901 palay/corn and non-palay/corn households in the BLPS. On the other hand, 4,876 commercial farms will serve as respondents for the CLPS.

Data items to be collected from the 2019 BLPS and CLPS are as follows:

  • Inventory/population of animals by type and age classification
  • Number of animals born/hatched live
  • Number of animals sold live for slaughter and sold for other purposes
  • Number of animals slaughtered in the households/farms
  • Number of deaths/losses
  • Volume of chicken eggs produced/laid
  • Volume of duck eggs produced/laid

A budget of Php 18.2 million and Php 14.3 million will be utilized for the BLPS and CLPS, respectively.

The following are the statistics on inventory of livestock and poultry as of 01 January 2019 based on the results of the 2018 BLPS and CLPS:


Inventory of Livestock and Poultry as of 01 January 2019 (number of heads)

  Type of Animal
Type of Farm Carabao Cattle Goat Swine Chicken* Duck
Backyard 2,863,210 2,385,335 3,709,395 8,167,864 186,370,297 7,876,610
Commercial 10,351 150,079 46,419 4,541,384   3,700,285

*The PSA releases a combined backyard and commercial inventory for chicken.


The SSRCS is a mechanism being implemented by the PSA by virtue of Rule 28 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA No. 10625 to:

  • ensure sound design for data collection;
  • minimize the burden placed upon respondents;
  • effect economy in statistical data collection;
  • eliminate unnecessary duplication of statistical data collection efforts; and
  • achieve better coordination of government statistical activities.

In line with this, households and commercial farms are enjoined to support the said surveys.

For further information on SSRCS, please contact the Statistical Standards Division (SSD) of the Standards Service (SS) with telephone numbers
(02) 376-1928 and (02) 376-1931, and email address: or




National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

See more at the Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS) landing page.