Livestock Subsector (UW)

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

Major poultry/ livestock types produced in the region are cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry (local) and guinea fowl. The environment is conducive for the rearing of these species, which is basically done the traditional way via free range grazing/feeding.

Livestock populations in the Upper West Region

Poultry/Livestock type Population
Cattle 112,168
Sheep 96,137
Goats 208,922
Pigs 69,982

Source: Census conducted by Tsetse Control Unit, MOFA (2008)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *