Production in the livestock subsector grew by 2.15 percent. It accounted for 18.89 percent of the total agricultural output. Except for carabao, all components of the subsector registered output increments. Hog production increased by 2.55 percent. The subsector grossed PhP 74.7 billion or 8.81 percent more than the previous year’s level. From January to September 2018, the livestock subsector recorded a 2.00 percent growth in production.
The poultry subsector produced 5.45 percent more output this period. It contributed 18.44 percent to the total agricultural production. Output gains were noted for chicken, chicken eggs and duck eggs. The gross value of poultry production at current prices amounted to PhP 56.1 billion, higher by 19.19 percent over the last year’s earnings. The subsector’s output grew by 5.31 percent in the last three (3) quarters of 2018.
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