Livestock Subsector (BA)

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION & MARKETING:

Poultry:

  • Largest concentration in Dormaa with slightly over 3.5m layers and broilers (2008).
  • Berekum, Sunyani, Techiman also involved.

 

Grasscutter:

  • Current regional stock size – 5,000
  • Over 600 farmers trained with GIZ assistance/BARGFA out of which 206 are in business as at 2008.
  • Regional grasscutter farmers Association in place.

 

Ruminants: Northern parts of the region, particularly Kintampo, Atebubu, Wenchi,

Techiman.  Techiman has a popular livestock market and MOFA has a goat breeding station at  Kintampo and a Disease Investigation Lab. at Techiman

Livestock Population

Table:  SUMMARY OF POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK POPULATION IN BRONG AHAFO REGION AS AT AUGUST 2009
No. Animal 2009
1 Cattle 49,048
2 Sheep 144,284
3 Goats 173,586
4 Dogs 125,822
5 Cats 80,231
6 Pigs 41,489
7 Donkey 114
8 Rabbits 2,979
9 G’cutter 4,846
10 Pigeous 7,496
11 Monkey 67
12 Horses 4
13 G’Pigs 119
Poultry
14 Ostriches 24
15 Layers 6,855,037
16 Broilers 2,874,971
17 Cockerels 302,863
18 L. Fowls 279,280
19 Duck 24,645
20 G’ Flows 354,351
21 Turkey 47,790
22 Others 4,936
TOTAL 10,743,897

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