Antigua and Barbuda - Animal husbandry



Livestock estimates in 1999 counted 16,000 head of cattle, 12,000 sheep, and 12,000 goats; there were some 2,000 hogs in the same year. Most livestock is owned by individual households.

LOCATION: Antigua: 17°9′ N; 61°49′ W. Barbuda: 17°41′ N; 61°48′ W. TOTAL COASTLINE: 153 kilometers (95 miles). TERRITORIAL SEA LIMIT: 12 miles.
LOCATION: Antigua: 17°9′ N ; 61°49′ W . Barbuda: 17°41′ N ; 61°48′ W. TOTAL COASTLINE: 153 kilometers (95 miles). TERRITORIAL SEA LIMIT: 12 miles.

Milk production in 1999 was an estimated 6,000 tons. The government has sought to increase grazing space and to improve stock, breeding Nelthropp cattle and Black Belly sheep. There is a growing poultry industry. In 1992, the European Development Bank provided US $5 million to the government to help develop the livestock industry.

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