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Goat Industry Performance Report

January-December 2013

As of January 1, 2014, total goat inventory stood at 3.690 million head. It dropped by 0.09 percent from the previous year's inventory of 3.694 million head. Of the total inventory, about 3.61 million head or 98.30 percent were raised in backyard farms. The rest were in commercial farms.

Goat production in 2013 was 75.42 thousand metric tons liveweight. This was 0.33 percent lower than previous year’s record of 75.67 thousand metric tons liveweight.

The annual average farmgate prices of live goat went up by 4.74 percent or from P101.91 per kilogram in 2012 to P106.74 per kilogram in 2013.