As of 01 January 2021, the total cattle inventory was estimated at 2.63 million heads. This was 3.3 percent higher than the 2.54 million heads recorded in the same period of 2020.
In terms of inventory, Central Visayas recorded the highest cattle population with 311.70 thousand heads. This was followed by Ilocos Region with 296.28 thousand heads and CALABARZON with 266.53 thousand heads. These three regions accounted for 33.4 percent of the country’s total cattle population. (Figure 2)