The livestock subsector which shared 17.78 percent in the total agricultural production came up with a 1.84 percent output gain in the fourth quarter of 2017. Hog production, which was the major source of subsector’s growth, increased by 2.75 percent. The subsector grossed PhP85.5 billion at current prices, representing a 14.39 percent increase over last year’s record. On an annual basis, the subsector’s gross output was up by 1.12 percent in 2017.
Poultry production expanded by 4.73 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. It accounted for 15.40 percent of the total agricultural output. Except for duck, all components of the subsector posted output gains. At current prices, the subsector grossed PhP59.3 billion, or 15.22 percent more than the previous year’s gross receipts. For the whole year of 2017, the gross output of the poultry subsector went up by 4.62 percent.
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