Goat Situation Report, January-March 2022

January 2022 to March 2022

Production


The total goat production from January to March 2022 was recorded at 15.20 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This indicates a -7.5 percent drop from its previous year’s same quarter level of 16.43 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Ilocos Region was the top producer of goat during the quarter with 2.14 thousand metric tons, liveweight or 14.1 percent share.

Completing the top five major producing regions and their corresponding percent shares to total production were the following:

a. Central Visayas, 12.7 percent;
b. Western Visayas, 10.6 percent;
c. Northern Mindanao, 10.5 percent; and
d. Davao Region, 8.8 percent.

These regions accounted for 56.7 percent of the country’s total goat production.
Relative to their levels in the same quarter a year ago, 10 regions posted decreases in production during the quarter. Central Visayas recorded the highest annual reduction of -24.6 percent, from 2.56 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 1.93 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of 2022. (Figure 1)

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