Swine Production Increase in PH
According to the Business Mirror, the pork production will increase by 3.15% in 2018 to reach 1.635 million metric tons (MMT), a 3.15 percent increase than the projected output of 1.585 MMT for this year.
Increasing Consumer Demand
A growing swine production industry driven by increasing consumer demand.
The swine production amounts to a whopping PHP 191 billion industry, the largest among the livestock and poultry industries in the Philippines.
In 2017, swine production was contributing to 18% of the total value of agricultural output, ranking just behind rice, making it the eighth country in the world in terms of pork volume production and number of breeding sows.
As of today, swine production growth is stimulated by high demand from a growing middle class. It plays a major role in ensuring the food security of the Philippines by providing more than 60% of the total meat consumption of the Filipinos.
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A hog industry confronted by challenges
Around 65% of the swine production is done by backyard farmers (versus 35% by large-scale farm operations), which shows a growing number of Filipinos venturing into this field.
Despite being technologically advanced, backyard swine farmers can be confronted with low productivity and swine mismanagement practices which results in low sow productivity and high mortality rates.
External factors may also contribute to these challenges. According to animal health experts, global warming may heighten the unpredictable weather in the country, resulting in an increase in infection and respiratory diseases for the farm animals, which could in turn negatively affect farm productivity and profitability.
Source: Neovia Group