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Top 10 Pork Producing Provinces in the Philippines

While Filipinos love to eat pork, the Philippines is sitting number eight on the list of top pork-producing countries as of 2019 with more than 1.5 million metric tons of production.

Although big commercial farms dominate hog production in the country, thousands of people grow hogs in their backyard as an additional income.

The following is the list of the top 10 hog-producing provinces in the country, and some hog and pork dealers by province. Some of the biggest piggeries and pig farms are also found in the following provinces.

1. Bulacan

Bulacan is number one in producing quality pork. The biggest hog farms and piggeries in the country are found in Bulacan, and hog production is one of the province’s top-earning industries.

Some hog and meat suppliers and dealers in Bulacan include 3 Angels Farm (San Miguel), Abel’s Ark farm (San Ildefonso), Alpha farms Corp (Baliwag), Amigo Agro-Industrial (Santa Maria),   Mangco Farms Inc (San Jose Del Monte), Archer Farms Inc (Guiginto), BP Clemente Farms (San Rafael), Basic Swinery Company (Sta. Maria), Blue Lage Hogs Farm (Pandi), and Bonvie Farm Inc among others.

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2. Batangas

The towns of San Jose, Rosario, and Padre Garcia in Batangas are home to hundreds of poultry and piggery farms. One of the biggest integrated hog farms in the Philippines is also located in the town of Malvar.

Batangas, although highly industrialized provinces, is also highly agricultural and home to the biggest vegetable and livestock businessmen in the country.

If you are looking for a hog and pork supplier in Batangas, you can try to contact these dealers/organizations: Agrifortuna Farm Inc (Rosario), Arcaina Piggery farm (Ibaan), C. Ozaeta Piggery Farm (San Jose), DPJ Agro-Industrial Corp (Lipa City), EV Ayo Piggery farm (Lipa City, Rosario), Eleosida Piggery farm (Rosario). Elro’s Piggery farm (Rosario), Essentiale farms Corp (Rosario, Padre Garcia), Jarbee farms (lipa City), and Jasfel Piggery Farm (Ibaan) among others.

3. Negros Occidental

With more than 2.5 million inhabitants, Negrenses are among the country’s pork lovers. The abundance of molasses due to sugar production makes the province an ideal place to raise hogs.

Here are some hog farms that you may contact in case you need hog or pork meat suppliers in Bacolod City and other parts of Negros Occidental. Central Farms Inc (Isabela), Faith Farms (Murcia), Traders Piggery Farm (Bacolod), Jamarli Inc (Bacolod), SB Foods (Bacolod), and V4 Swine & Poultry farm (Bacolod).

4. Iloilo

Iloilo is 4th on the list of top hog growers in the Philippines. The abundance of darak (rice bran) and  ipa (rice hull) on the island makes it an ideal place to start and operate a piggery farm. You may contact the following hog farms in Iloilo if you need any related products: C&C farm (Barotac Viejo), Charlie’s Farm Corporation (Oton), Cheryl Y. Pamposa (San Enrique), Elena Swine Farm (Cabatuan), Food Wealth Agro-Vet (Jaro), Hermont Sugar Plantation & farm (Dingle), Hilario Gorriceta Farm (Sta. Barbara),  and Hogs Unlimited (Sta Barbara) among others.

5. Bukidnon

Hog raising in Bukidnon has been one of the biggest contributors to the province’s economy. Many organic farms are also found in Bukidnon as the province is rich in indigenous foods.

Here are some hog raiser and growers you may contact if you need some meat or piglets: FJC farm Inc. (Baungon), HV farm (Manolo Fortich), Hypig Genetic Inc (Lantapan), Leidebril Livestock farm (Valencia City), Libona Breeder Farm Inc (Libona), E. Montesclaros Enterprises Inc. (Lantapan), Mega Integrated Agro Livestock farm (Libona), Philippines Pork Corp (Libona), Diel Joy Hog Farm (Malaybalay City), and FJC farm Inc (Baungon) among others.

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6. Cebu

Cebu is also one of the biggest hog-producing provinces and home to a number of big meat processing plants. Although Cebu is highly industrialized, its rural areas are still growing pigs and producing pork.

The following are some hog farms and suppliers in Cebu: Cebu Villadolid Integrated Farm Corporation (Carcar City), Danao Denmark farm (Danao City), Danielle’s Hog farm (Toledo City), Dumanjug Agri Livestock Corporation (Dumanjug), First Consolidated Cooperative Along Tañon Seaboards (Tuburan), and Fresh Valley farm (Danao City) among others.

7. South Cotabato

South Cotabato is not only home to many piggeries, but other livestock like goats, cows, chickens, and even freshwater fish. Cotabato is also one of the biggest producers of Japanese Koi and cultured eel.

Hog farming in South Cotabato is one of the biggest livelihood programs there. Here are some of the hog farms located in South Cotabato: Progressive Farms Inc (Tupi), Q pigs Livestock Corporation (Tupi), and Biotech Farms Inc. (Banga) among others.

8. Leyte

Despite being bombarded by Typhoon Yolanda more than four years ago, piggeries and hog farms in the province are on the verge of total recovery. Hog farming is one of the biggest sources of income for Warays in Leyte and even in Samar.

The following are some of the biggest hog farms in Leyte: RAQ farm (Carigara), Bontoc Multi-Purpose Coop (Bontoc), Luwil Pig Farm (Matagob), and Hayahay Farm (Bontoc) among others.

9. Rizal

Despite its proximity to Metro Manila, the highly-industrialized Rizal is still one of the country’s top pork producers. Some hog farms in Rizal include Coral Agri Venture Farm Inc (Teresa, Morong),  Foremost Farms Inc (Baras, Teresa), Ivory Cups farm (Antipolo), John and John Farms Inc (Binangonan), Jollipig farm Inc (Binangonan), R Jorgensons Swine Multiplier Corp. (San Mateo), and Universal Robina Corp. (Antipolo).

10. Bohol

Last but not the least, Bohol produces more pork than other bigger provinces. Bohol is a highly agricultural province that focuses on livestock and also in tourism. Bohol is among the top 5 local tourist destinations in the Philippines.

Hog farms in Bohol include Sagbayan farm Project (Sagbayan) and Marcela Farms (Cortes).

Frequently Asked Questions about Pig farming in the Philippines

Is pig farming profitable in the Philippines?

Hog raising in the Philippines has been a profitable business for Filipinos through the decades. Its popularity is evidently seen in the backyards of rural families. An average Filipino family usually raises a small number of pigs to augment their daily needs.

How much does a pig cost in the Philippines?

Depending on the place, a young starter pig can cost from about 2,500 to 3,200 Pesos. It will take about three months before the pig is sold. An 80kg pig ready for slaughter can cost between P11,000 to P13,500 depending on the season and availability of supply. Pig for Lechon (20kgs to 25kgs) can cost between P5,000 to 7,000 or more.

How much is a kilo of live pig in the Philippines in 2022?

In 2022, the approximate price range for Philippines Pork (live pig) is between P165 and P190 per kilogram. The price is very volatile and the market price reached its peaked sometime in January to May up to P320 per kg in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON regions.

Is it profitable to raise pigs?

Pigs in the Philippines can generate a net profit of around P4,000 to P7,000 per head, depending on the demand, current market price, and cost of feeds. There is always a high demand for pork and the country is always in short supply of pork.

How many months does a pig grow?

On average, it takes around six months for a hog to reach a market weight of 90kgs to 115kgs. It all depends on the quality of feeds, feeding, and caring. Poorly-managed pigs can have a lower weight of 60kg to 80kg if not properly fed.

Is piggery allowed in residential areas?

Commercial piggery and poultry farms shall be at least 1,000 meters away from the built-up areas (residential, commercial, institutional and industrial) as designated in the Municipality’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan while backyard poultry and piggery farms shall be at least 500 meters away from such built-up areas.

What are the best feeds for pigs in the Philippines?

There are well-known brands of quality hog feeds in the Philippines but the most popular is BMEG by San Miguel Corporation. Feeds should meet the animal’s needs for maintenance, growth, and reproduction. Good pig feed contains sufficient energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins. Rice bran, broken rice, maize, soya beans, cassava, vegetables, and distillers’ residues are often used in pig feed. Some local cooperatives also develop their own quality pigs like Limcoma in Lipa City which produces high-quality feeds that can boost the growth of hogs.

What is the current situation of the Philippine swine industry?

Pork production in the Philippines is expected to rise by 25,000 metric tonnes in 2022, to a total of 1.025 million metric tonnes, as a number of commercial pig producers have made positive herd rebuilding efforts after the African Swine Fever epidemic. Backyard pig farmers are also starting to recover from Swine Fever and the industry is expected to fully recover by the end of 2023.

Is pig farming a good investment?

Pig farming is a profitable business, and that’s exactly what the Bureau of Animal Industry wants everyone to realize. The investment platform that caters to Agricultural needs is on a mission to revolutionize Agriculture in the country. Pig farming is helpful, especially in rural areas where backyard spaces are abundant. Residents can grow 2 to 5 pigs in their backyard which can be a big help as an additional source of income.

At what age can a pig get pregnant?

The female pig (sow) is ready to breed at 5 months of age and will show signs of being in heat. Some slow-growing types and animals which are underfed will be older when they reach puberty. The sow will come into heat every 3 weeks throughout the year if she is not mated.

What are the challenges in pig farming?

The major challenges to the pig industry are inadequate slaughter facilities, unorganized marketing, inadequate supply of breeding stock, the high price of feeds, low quality feeds, and recently, diseases which is probably the biggest challenge among the aforementioned.

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