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Cattle Situation Report, July-September 2023



As of 30 September 2023, the total cattle inventory reached 2.59 million heads. This indicates an increase of 0.4 percent from the previous year’s same period count of 2.58 million heads. About 82.3 percent of the country’s cattle population during the period came from smallhold farms, while the remaining 14.3 percent and 3.4 percent were comprised of semi-commercial farms and commercial farms, respectively. (Figure 2)



Central Visayas recorded the highest cattle population with 344.05 thousand heads. This was followed by CALABARZON and Ilocos Region with corresponding inventories of 248.04 thousand heads and 240.29 thousand heads. These three regions shared 32.2 percent to the country’s total cattle population as of 30 September 2023. (Figure 3)