As of 1 January 2019, the total cattle inventory was 2.54 million heads. This was 0.73 percent lower compared with the previous year’s inventory of 2.55 million heads. (Table 2)
Both farm types reported decreases in inventory. Stocks in backyard farms recorded a decrease of 0.74 percent while commercial farms by 0.42 percent. During the period, Ilocos Region, CALABARZON and Central Visayas were the top three regions in terms of inventory. These regions contributed 33.67 percent to the country’s total cattle inventory.