LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY INVENTORY IN LEYTE
As of January 1, 2017
Hogs accounted more than half of the Livestock Inventory in Leyte
Hogs contributed 55 percent of the total livestock inventory in Leyte. From 173,134 heads as of January 1, 2016, hogs inventory mounted to 177,506 heads in 2017, which implies an increase of 2.5 percent. Hogs grown in backyard farms showed a 1.0 percent increase from 172,264 heads as of January 1, 2016 to 173,920 heads in 2017 of the same period. Alternatively, those raised in commercial farms posted a vast increase from 870 heads as of January 1, 2016 to 3,586 heads in 2017.
Inventory of carabao in Leyte raised in backyard farms revealed a minimal decrease of 1.1 percent at 117,570 heads as of January 1, 2017 compared to 118,912 heads in 2016 of same period. Those raised in commercial farms posted an increase of 21.4 percent from 187 heads to 227 heads.
Leyte’s total inventory of cattle as of January 1, 2017 was estimated at 10,150 heads which is 0.5 percent higher from 2016 of the same period of 10,096 heads. Cattle raised in backyard and commercial farms reported an increase of 0.5 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively. Cattle accounted 3.1 percent of the total livestock inventory as of January 1, 2017.
Goat inventory which constitutes of about 0.20 percent of the total livestock inventory in Leyte increased by 5.9 percent as of January 1, 2017. Those raised in backyard farms revealed a 5.8 percent increase as of January 1, 2017 which was estimated at 16,310 heads compared from last years’ 15,418 heads. Similarly, those grown in commercial farms boosted by 10.1 percent from 585 heads in 2016 to 644 heads in 2017 of the same period.
Chicken Inventory Increased by 51.5 percent
As of January 1, 2017, inventory of chicken in Leyte was estimated at 1,349,060 which was 51.5 percent higher than in the previous years’ 890,443 birds. Broiler chicken recorded the highest increase of 287.6 percent from 136,346 birds to 528,500 birds. Layers’ also increased by 65.2 percent from 103,006 to 170,200 birds. On the other hand, native chicken recorded a slight decrease of from 651,091 to 650,360 birds.
Headcount of Ducks decreased by 5.9 percent
Inventory of duck in Leyte went down by 5.9 percent from 210,371 birds to 197,994 birds as of January 1 in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Majority of duck inventory are raised in backyard farms (86.7 percent). The total duck inventory from this farm type decreased by 0.05 percent from 171,725 birds to 171,644 birds. Likewise, inventory of ducks grown in commercial farms decreased by 31.8 percent posting at 26,350 birds as of January 1, 2017 from 38,646 birds in 2016 of the same period.