Chicken down, duck production up

CHICKEN production dipped in 2019.

However, other poultry products such as eggs including ducks and its eggs displayed a positive growth in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)–CAR, as of January 1, 2020 the total chicken inventory in the region was estimated at 1,563,123 birds, a decline of 17.9 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

Among the provinces of CAR, the highest inventory of chicken was recorded in Ifugao with 497,783 birds or 32 percent of the total chicken inventory in the region. It also displayed the biggest decrease at 37.8 percent.

PSA-CAR added for the total duck inventory in the region, as of January 1, there is an estimated 301,724 birds, a minimal increase of 0.1 percent compared with same reference period in 2019.

Among the provinces of CAR, Ifugao has the highest stock with 132,397 birds or 44 percent of the total duck population in the region followed by Kalinga with 118,916 birds or an equivalent of 39% share.

From 2015 to 2019, the highest poultry production was reported in 2015 at 12,923 metric tons while the lowest was in 2019 at 12,137 metric tons.

Total poultry production went down in 2019 as compared to 2018 which was largely attributed to the decrease in broiler production due to shifting to layer farm operation of two large broiler farms in Ifugao.


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