Top five regions account for over 50% of nation’s supply
According to a recent Swine Situation Report, released last week by the Philippine Statistics Authority, in the second quarter of 2018, there was a nearly two percent increase in the nation’s swine inventory, or the number of live domesticated animals present, with the Western Visayas listed as one of the top five regions.
The report revealed an overall 1.86 percent increase in inventory as compared to the same period last year, rising from 12.55 million heads to 12.78 million.
Comprising the top five regions alongside the Western Visayas are Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao; together, they make up 55.59 percent of the country’s entire inventory.
The report also showed an increase in hog production, which refers to the volume of animals disposed for slaughter./WDJ