As of July 1, 2013, total goat inventory stood at 3.67 million heads. This showed a drop by 1.21 percent from the previous year’s inventory of 3.72 million heads. Of the total inventory, about 3.61 million heads or 98.32 percent were raised in backyard farms. The rest were in commercial farms.
Goat production from January to June 2013 was 36.63 thousand metric tons liveweight. This was 0.43 percent lower than last year’s record of 36.79 thousand metric tons liveweight.
The average farmgate price of live goat during the first half of 2013 increased by 3.61 percent or from P101.54 per kilogram in 2012 to P105.21 per kilogram in 2013.