Philippines' top pig producing regions
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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