RP poultry, livestock output up by 2%

The Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) revealed production of the country's poultry sub-sector as of March this year has recovered from the slump it experienced last year.
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BAS report said the country's poultry output has increased by 2.30 percent during the first quarter of the year.

It added that the sub-sector has contributed about 15 percent to the total agriculture production of the country.

For the first quarter of the year, chicken registered a 2.32 percent increase in production. At current prices, the sub-sector grossed P30.3 billion and indicated a 9.72 percent increase from the same period last year.

The livestock sub-sector, on the other hand, has put up almost the same growth rate that it recorded during the first quarter of last year.

There is a 2.2 percent increase noted for livestock production as of March, BAS reported.

Source: Sun.Star
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