Egypt - Animal husbandry

Because of the very intensive cultivation of the soil, little land is available for animal husbandry, but efforts were made in the 1980s to increase the output of fodder per land unit and the productivity of livestock raising. In 2001, the estimated livestock population included 91,000,000 chickens, 3,466,000 goats, 4,671,000 sheep, 3,532,000 head of buffalo, 3,801,000 head of cattle, and 29,000 hogs. Livestock products in that year included 1,870,000 tons of cow milk, 1,435,000 tons of meat, and 196,600 tons of eggs.

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