Animal husbandry plays a minor role in the economy. Pressure on the land for cultivation is sufficiently intense in many areas to rule out stock-keeping on any scale. In 2001 there were an estimated 1,669,000 goats, 749,000 head of cattle, 436,000 hogs, and 115,000 sheep. The number of poultry was estimated at 15.2 million in 2001. About 86,000 head of cattle were slaughtered in 2001, yielding 16,000 tons of beef. Milk production was estimated at 35,000 tons.