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Goat Situation Report, July-September 2023




As of 30 September 2023, the total goat inventory was estimated at 3.86 million heads. This reflects a decrease of 2.0 percent compared with the previous year’s same period count of 3.94 million heads. About 99.2 percent of the country’s goat population came from smallhold farms, while semi-commercial and commercial farms contributed 0.39 percent and 0.37 percent, respectively. (Figure 2)  


Central Visayas recorded the highest goat population with 627.68 thousand heads. This was followed by Central Luzon and Western Visayas with corresponding inventories of 454.67 thousand heads and 400.18 thousand heads. These three regions shared 38.4 percent to the country’s total goat population as of 30 September 2023. (Figure 3)