chicken situationer in Eastern Visayas
September 1, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
chicken industry in Eastern Visayas posted a 4.6% decrease in
production during the second quarter of 2018. Based on the
preliminary data, the total chicken production in the region went
down to 13,097 metric tons (MT) in the second quarter of 2018 from
13,734 MT in the same quarter last year.
Region VIII accounted for
2.8% of the country’s total chicken production during the second
quarter of 2018. It ranked seventh among the regions with low
chicken production in the country.
Meanwhile, as of 1 July
2018, the total chicken population in Eastern Visayas stood at
3,291,860 birds. This registered an increase of 2.0 percent from its
3,226,769 inventory as of 1 July 2017.
Among provinces, Leyte
recorded the highest number of chicken at 1,813,210 birds, which
comprised more than half or 55.1% of the total chicken population in
the region. Samar ranked second with 496,335 birds, which accounted
for 15.1% of the region’s total chicken inventory. Eastern Samar,
meanwhile, registered the lowest inventory of chicken with 2.9%
share or 95,913 birds.
By type, layer chickens
stood at 428,206 birds as of 1 July 2018. This posted a significant
growth of 25.0% from the 342,643 inventory as of 1 July 2017. All
provinces registered increases except for Leyte which recorded a
decrease of 10.4%, and Eastern Samar which had the same inventory of
5000 birds from 1 July 2017. Northern Samar posted the highest
increase at 936.4%, to 72,550 birds as of 1 July 2018 from 7,000
birds as of 1 July 2017.
On the other hand, broiler
chickens decreased slightly by 0.8% to 1,207,163 birds as of 1 July
2018 from 1,216,834 birds as of 1 July 2017. Increases registered in
Leyte (15.3%) and Southern Leyte (27.6%) were negated by the
decreases registered in Biliran (93.0%), Northern Samar (68.2%) and
Samar (21.1%). Eastern Samar, meanwhile, retained their inventory at
Similarly, the number of
native/improved chickens slightly went down by 0.6% with a total
inventory of 1,656,491 birds as of 1 July 2018 from 1,667,292 birds
as of 1 July 2017. Contributing largely to this decrease are Eastern
Samar and Biliran with a double digit drop in inventory of 17.7% and
A little more than half or
50.3% of the total chicken population in the region were
native/improved chickens. Broiler chickens accounted for 36.7%,
while the remaining 13.0% were layer chickens.