Cattle Situation Report, October-December 2022

October 2022 to December 2022


As of 31 December 2022, the total cattle inventory reached 2.58 million heads. This was 0.8 percent higher than the previous year’s same period count of 2.56 million heads. Increases in cattle inventory were noted in all farm classification, with semi-commercial farms recording the highest annual increase of 1.6 percent relative to its same period of the previous year’s count of 367,863 heads. As of 31 December 2022, the share of semi-commercial farms to the total cattle inventory increased to 14.5 percent, while the share of smallhold farms decreased to 82.0 percent.The share of commercial farms to the total inventory of cattle remained at 3.5 percent. (Figure 2)

Central Visayas recorded the highest cattle population of 341.15 thousand heads. This was followed by Ilocos Region and CALABARZON with corresponding inventories of 252.60 thousand heads and 247.88 thousand heads. These regions shared 32.6 percent to the country’s total cattle population.


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