The Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey (BLPS) and Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey (CLPS) are the two (2) major quarterly agricultural surveys of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which aim to generate primary data on supply and disposition of animals from backyard farms (small hold raisers) and commercial farms. The purpose of the survey is to be able to determine/measure the performance of the livestock and poultry industry.
The survey operation for BLPS will be done from the first day until the fourth day of the reference quarter. On the other hand, all farms or farm establishments in the province constitute the frame for CLPS for the province. The survey operation for CLPS will be undertaken during the last two weeks of the third month of each quarter.
For July to September reference period, the data to be collected will include information on animal types such as swine, and chicken farms. PSA will hire Statistical Researchers (SRs) that will do face to face interview with sample households. All information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from sample farmers shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625.