Livestock Subsector (VR)

LIVESTOCK SUBSECTOR

Traditionally, most farmers who rear livestock do so as a minor occupation.  Generally, every household keeps a small number of livestock either to serve a source of dietary protein particularly during important occasions and/or to be marketed when matured to augment the household in-comes.

The following table gives a general picture of the livestock situation in the Region

Table: Livestock Population

NUMBER
CATTLE SMALL RUMINANTS PIG POULTRY OSTRICH
TOTAL 231,827 356,387 46,989 402,853 412

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