As of 01 July 2021, the total swine inventory was estimated at 9.64 million heads. This was -17.9 percent lower than the 11.74 million heads count in the same period of 2020. Swine population in both backyard farms and commercial farms declined by -11.8 percent and -29.8 percent, respectively. Of the total swine population, 71.3 percent were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 28.7 percent were from commercial farms. (Figure 2)
In terms of inventory, Western Visayas recorded the highest population with 1.18 million heads. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 1.13 million heads and Central Visayas with 1.12 million heads. These regions comprised 35.6 percent of the country’s total swine inventory.