The latest figures showing top swine producing regions within the Philippines
were presented recently at the 1st Negros Occidental Hog Congress in Bacolod
Central Luzon, the number one swine-producing region, produces 13.88% of the
country's swine population as of the start of 2006, followed by Calabarzon
Albert R T Lim, president of the National Federation of Hog Farmers, said
that Western Visayas ranks third, accounting for 9.85% of the total national
production in the Philippines.
Figures show that as of 1 January 2006, Western Visayas has a swine
population of 1.281 million, including:
- 1.11 million from backyard raisers
- 171,060 from commercial raisers.
According to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, the
region's swine population increased 11.23% from 1.152 million in January 2005 to
1.281 million in January 2006.
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