As of July 1, 2014, total goat inventory was at 3.71 million head. It increased by 0.87 percent from the previous year’s inventory of 3.68 million head. Goat population in backyard farms improved by 0.93 percent while a decline in commercial farms by 2.69 percent was recorded. Of the total inventory, about 3.65 million head or 98.38 percent were raised in backyard farms. The rest were in commercial farms.
Goat production during the first half of 2014 was 36.52 thousand metric tons liveweight. This was 0.29 percent lower than previous year’s record of 36.63 thousand metric tons liveweight.
The average farmgate prices of live goat during the period January to June 2014 went up from P105.25 per kilogram in 2013 to P111.13 per kilogram in 2014 or 5.58 percent.