East Timor - Animal husbandry



Most livestock production is based on household farms, with larger animals kept primarily for household use and consumption while pigs and smaller animals are sold for cash. Though there are some large herds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, and goats, most farms keep smaller numbers of a variety of animals. In 2001, the Ministry of Agriculture reported the livestock populations to be: 79,400 goats, 23,700 sheep, 343,100 pigs, 670,900 chickens, 7,000 pedigree chicken, 11,200 ducks, 166,200 cattle, 101,700 buffalo, and 45,200 horses.

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