Goat Situation Report, October-December 2021

October 2021 to December 2021


As of 01 January 2022, the total goat inventory was estimated at 3,874.54 thousand heads. This was 0.2 percent higher compared with the previous year’s same period population of 3,868.34 thousand heads. Inventory of goat in backyard farms grew by 0.2 percent, while goat population in commercial farms declined by -4.9 percent. Of the total goat population, 98.9 percent were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 1.1 percent were from commercial farms. (Figure 2)

In terms of inventory, Central Visayas reported the highest total goat population of 570.14 thousand heads. This was followed by Western Visayas with 510.60 thousand heads and Ilocos Region with 458.08 thousand heads. These three regions accounted for 39.7 percent of the total goat inventory in the country. 

Central Visayas reported the highest inventory of goat in backyard farms with 563.66 thousand heads while inventory in commercial farms was highest in Central Luzon with 8.85 thousand heads.

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