Eritrea - Animal husbandry



Sheep, goats, cattle (especially zebu), and camels make up the majority of Eritrea's livestock. In 2001, Eritrea had 1,570,000 sheep, 1,700,000 goats, 2,200,000 head of cattle, 75,000 camels, and 1.4 million chickens. Total meat production that year was 31,000 tons; cow's milk, 52,000 tons; and eggs, 2,000 tons. The government is emphasizing development of agriculture and animal husbandry in order to decrease the reliance on international relief, caused by war and drought.

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