Livestock registered a 1.64 percent increase in production. It contributed 17.74 percent to the total agricultural production. Carabao, hog and dairy came up with output gains during the fourth quarter of 2018. At current prices, the value of livestock production reached PhP 91.9 billion, up by 7.42 percent from the previous year’s level. From January to December 2018, livestock production went up by 1.89 percent.
Poultry production expanded by 6.99 percent during the quarter, accounting for 16.18 percent to the total agricultural output. The value of poultry production amounted to PhP 60.7 billion at current prices. This was 1.74 percent higher than the previous year’s record. From January to December 2018, poultry production increased by 5.75 percent.
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