The livestock subsector grew by 1.88 percent. It shared 16.67 percent in the total agricultural output. Hog production was up by 2.81 percent. The subsector’s gross earnings at current prices amounted to PhP 79.0 billion, up by 9.85 percent from the previous year’s record. In the first half of 2018, the subsector’s gross output increased by 1.95 percent.
Production in the poultry subsector expanded by 5.14 percent. It accounted for 16.83 percent of the total agricultural output. Except for duck, all components of the subsector registered gains in production. At current prices, the subsector grossed PhP 58.1 billion or 4.87 percent higher than the previous year’s gross earnings. From January to June 2018, the subsector recorded a 5.19 percent growth in output.
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