Capiz Livestock and Poultry Inventory

PHILIPPINES - About 280,778 heads of various livestocks have been recorded by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) – Capiz in view of its livestock and poultry inventory as of January 1 this year to determine the status of farm animals in the province.
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The inventory also revealed that the province has about 1.4 million ducks and chickens.

The province's farm animals count revealed that swine and carabao have the highest population with 160,070 and 54,207 heads, respectively, while goats and cattle number 49,397 and 17,104, respectively.

Meanwhile, Department of Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap said the Philippines will soon break into the livestock export market as the country is about to be globally declared foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)-free.

This will be the first time that the Philippine will export livestock products, Yap told a media briefing at the Nueva Ecija Convention last Sept. 2.

He said that the Visayas and Mindanao have already been internationally accredited as FMD-free and the government is filing a claim for Luzon to be also declared free of the dreaded disease that afflicts carabaos and cattle.

To support the export of meat products, Yap said the government, in cooperation with the private sector, will invest in world-class slaughterhouses, refrigeration and processing facilities to make the country more competitive in the global market for livestock products.

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