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Metadata for National Agricultural Statistics of the Philippines

Chapter 2. Major Domains and Selected Indicators of Agricultural Statistics

2.2 Metadata for each of the Major Domains

2.2.1 Production

B.  Livestock and Poultry

2.2.1.1b Concepts, Definitions and Classifications

Slaughterhouse (also, Abattoir)
- refers to the premises that are approved and registered by a controlling authority in which food animals are slaughtered and dressed for human consumption.
Slaughterhouse, Locally Registered
- is an slaughterhouse that has not satisfied the set of criteria for accreditation by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) but allowed by the Local Government Units (LGUs) i.e. city/municipal government institution to operate as such.
Slaughterhouse/Poultry Dressing Plant, Accredited
- is a slaughterhouse/poultry dressing plant that has satisfied the set of criteria for accreditation by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) i.e. triple A (AAA), double A ( AA) and A.
Slaughterhouse /Poultry Dressing Plant, Accredited, Single A (A)
- is a slaughterhouse with facilities and procedures of minimum adequacy for making the meat of livestock and fowls slaughtered suitable for distribution and sale only within the city or municipality where the slaughterhouse is located.
Slaughterhouse /Poultry Dressing Plant, Accredited, Double A (AA)
- is a slaughterhouse with facilities and operational procedures sufficiently adequate for slaughtering livestock and fowl, making the meat suitable for sale in any local or national market.
Slaughterhouse /Poultry Dressing Plant, Accredited, Triple A (AAA)
- is a slaughterhouse with facilities and operational procedures appropriate for slaughtering livestock and fowl, making the meat suitable for sale in any domestic or international market.
Animal Inventory (also, Animal Population)
- refers to the actual number of domesticated animals present in the farm at a specific reference date.
Animals on the Milk Line
- animals that are being milked or which are producing milk at a specific date.
Backyard Farm/Raiser
- refers to any farm or household raising at least one head of animal or bird and does not qualify as a commercial farm.
Beginning Inventory
- is the number of animals existing at the beginning of the reference period.
Commercial Livestock Farm/Operator
- refers to any livestock operator or farm which operation satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) at least 21 head of adults and zero young b) at least 41 head of young animals c) at least 10 head of adults and 22 head of young animals.
Commercial Poultry Farm/Operator
- refers to any poultry operator or farm which operation satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) 500 layers or 1,000 broilers b) 100 layers and 100 broilers if raised in combination c) 100 head of duck regardless of age.
Dairy
- is the branch of agriculture concerned with the production and processing of milk and its by-products.
Dairy Animals
- refer to animals producing milk such as carabao/buffalo, cattle and goat for human consumption. These also include dual purpose animals.
Dairy Enterprise
- is an entity of any size operated /managed for dairying purposes. It may be a farm where dairy animals are kept for milk production. It can be classified into: communal, corporation, cooperative, individual and institutional.
Dairy Farm
- refers to a farm with significant number of animals with dairy bloodline - whether for milk or dairy animal production.
Dressing Plant
- refers to the premises that are approved and registered by the controlling authority in which poultry are dressed for human consumption.
Dressing
- is the progressive separation on the dressing floor of food animal into a carcass (or sides of a carcass), offals and inedible by-products. It may include the removal of the head, hide, feathers/hairs, and offals.
Ending Inventory
- refers to the number of animals existing at the end of the reference period.
Livestock
- refers to farm animals kept or raised for consumption, work or leisure. In general, poultry is separated as a distinct group of farm animals. For purposes of censuses and surveys, livestock covers only those that are tended and raised by an operator.
Livestock Farmer/Raiser
- is an individual or group who owns and raises animals and sells directly at the market or to the buyer who purchases them for marketing, fattening, breeding or other purposes.
Livestock Production
- refers to the volume of indigenous (locally-raised) animals disposed for slaughter plus animals exported or shipped-out for slaughter both in liveweight equivalent.
Meat Establishment
- refers to premises such as slaughterhouse, poultry dressing plant, meat processing plant, meat cutting plant, cold storage warehouse and other facilities in which food animals or meat products are slaughtered, prepared, handled, packed or stored.
Meat Production
- refers to the aggregate volume of meat recovered (excluding offals) from all animals/birds of indigenous and foreign origin (shipped-in), slaughtered within the local/national territory.
Milk Production
- refers to the aggregate volume of milk produced by dairy animals that is delivered to cooperatives, sold to others and consumed at home.
Poultry
- is a collective term for all domesticated avian for the purpose of food consumption or, the carcass of such avian dressed/processed for human consumption. Fowl is a term used to refer to a specific group of avian sharing common anatomical characteristics, e.g. chicken, turkey.
Slaughter
- is butchering of animals for the purpose of human consumption.
Slaughter in Other Areas
- means slaughtering/dressing of animals in places without permanent slaughter facility, e.g., farm/household, markets, talipapa and the like.

Classifications

The BAS data systems for production use or conform with the existing statistical standards and classifications in the Philippine Statistical System (PSS).