LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY INDUSTRY

Industry Background/Situationer

Davao Oriental is primarily a livestock production area. Land areas and the climatic conditions are very ideal for livestock production. Major livestock commodities are goats, cattle, swine, poultry (native and layer) and sheep. Estimated economic value of major livestock and poultry commodity in the province reached P 1.8 billion based on 2007 inventory of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics. More than 90% of the industries are from the backyard sector, commercial farms constitute only a portion of the overall population.

Commodity Population Value in million  Php Level of production
(metric tons)
Sufficiency
level ( % )
Production Area Type of Farm
 Cattle (beef) 22,856 445.69 28.32 203.05 Province wide Backyard with few
commercial type
 Carabao 30,385 419.3 997 325.34 Province wide Backyard
 Swine 149,230 678.99 17,986 213.48 Province wide Backyard
 Goat 54.002 105.8 1,003 (-62.74) Mati, Manay, San
Isidro, Gov. Generoso
Backyard to commercial
 Chicken (meat)  998,364 139.8 5,308 (-23.46) Province wide Backyard
 Chicken (egg)   221,927 35.1 1,702 155 Mati, Lupon, San
Isidro, Baganga
Backyard to commercial

Goat raising is a common venture rural farmers engage into.

• Ranch type to backyard cattle raiser

• Breeder goat farms

• 10 layer farms

• Commercial & semi commercial piggeries

• Backyard swine raisers

• Natural & artificial breeding services

Existing Facilities

• Municipal abattoirs

• 3 private feed mills

• Municipal animal breeding centers

Market Potentials

• Breeder & finisher goats

• Goat milk

Cattle (Breeder & finisher)

• Native Chicken (live)

• Poultry products

Marketing activities

• Weekly market auction

• Farm based marketing activities

Investment potentials

• Goat production

• Meat processing – goat & poultry (halal)

• Cold storage/Refrigerated Vans

• Feed milling

• Milk production and processing

 

 

 

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