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Chicken, egg production up in Q2

August 22, 2019

The country’s production of chicken and chicken egg rose in the second quarter this year as growth in output was seen in almost all regions, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

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Chickens are transported to a market in Manila. FILE PHOTO

In its Chicken Situation Report, the PSA said total chicken output in April-June went up by 3.1 percent to 477,110 metric tons (MT) compared to last year’s 462,700 MT.

During the period, Eastern Visayas produced the highest volume at 179,290 MT, which contributed 32.4 percent to total production.

This was followed by Calabarzon with 16.9 percent share and Northern Mindanao with 7.9 percent share.

The three regions accounted for more than half or 62.4 percent of the total chicken output in the second quarter of 2019, the PSA said.

As of July 1, the total inventory of chicken was estimated at 191,700 million birds.

“The inventory of layer chicken was recorded at 40.24 million birds or 6.5 percent higher than the previous year’s record of 37.77 million birds. Broiler chicken inventory grew by 6.2 percent, from 64.94 million birds in 2018 to 68.97 million birds in 2019. Native/improved chicken inventory at 82.49 million birds declined by 1.5 percent from its previous year’s level of 83.71 million birds,” PSA said.

The average farmgate price of broiler chicken in commercial farms was P74.65 per kilo, down 14 percent from P86.85 per kilo a year earlier.

Meanwhile, local chicken egg production in April-June this year totaled 141,450 MT, up 7.9 percent from 131,100 MT in 2018.

Increases in chicken egg production were registered in all regions, except for Soccsksargen, Caraga and ARMM, the PSA said.

The three highest chicken egg-producing regions were Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Northern Mindanao, it added.

Adult female inventory of native/improved chicken went down by 5.3 percent to 21.44 million birds from 22.64 million birds.

On the other hand, laying flock inventory of foreign strain layers totaled 34.05 million birds, up 9.2 percent from 31.18 million birds last year.

The average farmgate price of chicken egg in commercial farms was P4.65 per piece, up 7.2 percent from P4.34 per piece a year ago, the PSA said.

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