Total volume of cattle production for the second quarter of 2018 was estimated at 66,459 metric tons, liveweight. This was 3.46 percent lower than last year’s output of 68,838 metric tons, liveweight. (Table 1)
Nine regions reported decreases in production, four (4) of which were major producing regions. These were CALABARZON (8.41 %), Ilocos Region (8.43%), Western Visayas (1.03%), and SOCCSKSARGEN (11.10%). These regions shared 42.07 percent to the country’s total cattle production.