Goat Situation Report, October-December 2022

October 2022 to December 2022


Total goat inventory as of 31 December 2022 was estimated at 3.88 million heads. This indicates a decrease of -0.6 percent from the previous year’s same period count of 3.91 million heads. Decreases in goat stocks were noted in all farm classifications with commercial farms posting the highest decline of -9.9 percent. Smallhold farms accounted for 99.2 percent of the total inventory during the period, while the remaining 0.8 percent comprised of semi-commercial and commercial farms.(Figure 2)

Central Visayas recorded the highest goat population of 597.87 thousand heads as of 31 December 2022. This was followed by Western Visayas and Central Luzon with corresponding inventories of 485.91 thousand heads and 421.43 thousand heads. These three regions shared 38.8 percent to the country’s total goat population.


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