The swine production in Eastern Visayas decreased by 3.6 percent from 19,098 Metric Tons (MT) in the first quarter of 2020 to 18,406 MT in the same quarter of 2021.
Leyte recorded the highest swine population with 111,071 heads, which accounted for 49.7 percent of the total swine population in the region as of 01 April 2021. Northern Samar ranked second with 31,016 heads, accounting for 13.9 percent of the region’s total swine inventory. Southern Leyte followed with a swine inventory of 27,992 heads, comprising 12.5 percent of the region’s swine population. Samar’s inventory of swine registered at 25,883 heads as of 01 April 2021. It shared 11.6 percent of the total swine population of the region. While Eastern Samar contributed 6.4 percent or 14,246 heads to the total swine population of the region as of 01 April 2021. Meanwhile, Biliran shared the lowest inventory of swine with 5.9 percent accounting to 13,296 heads.