Production in the livestock subsector went up by 1.20 percent. The subsector shared 15.44 percent in the total agricultural output. The major source of growth was the hog industry which expanded by 1.25 percent. All other livestock components recorded increases in production.
The hog industry as the main source of subsector’s growth recorded a 1.25 percent output expansion this period. There was a significant increase in demand for hog meat from industrial areas in Bataan and Metro Manila. In addition, the sustained demand for pork encouraged more trading of live animals for slaughter within and outside Bicol Region. Increase in the number of slaughtered animal was cited in all provinces in Davao Region.
May 2014/ BAS/ Philippines.