The total goat inventory as of July 1, 2012 was estimated at 3.72 million head. It dropped by 0.77 percent from last year's headcount. Of the total goat population, around 40 percent were female breeders or does and 8 percent were male breeders or bucks. There were 32 percent kids, and 20 percent were classified as castrated male and other goat for fattening of the total goat inventory.
In January to June 2012, total goat production was estimated at 36.79 thousand metric tons liveweight. This was 6.57 percent lower than last year's gross output of 39.38 thousand metric tons.
The January-June 2012 average farmgate price of live goat increased by 2.22 percent. From P99.04 per kilogram in 2011 went up to P101.24 per kilogram in 2012.