Carabao Situation Report, October-December 2020

October 2020 to December 2020

Inventory


As of 01 January 2021, the total carabao inventory in the country was estimated at 2.92 million heads.  This was 1.9 percent higher than the previous year’s same period head count of 2.87 million heads. Backyard farms, which contributed 99.7 percent to the country’s carabao population, recorded an improvement of 2.0 percent, from 2.86 million heads in 01 January 2020 to 2.91 million heads this period.  On the other hand, stocks in commercial farms decreased by -12.4 percent, from 10.63 thousand heads in the same period in 2020 to 9.31 thousand heads this period.

The top three regions, in terms of inventory, were Bicol Region, Western Visayas, and Central Luzon. These regions contributed 29.2 percent to the country’s total carabao population.

 

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