Tanzania - Animal husbandry



Although large areas are unsuitable for livestock because of the tsetse fly, considerable numbers of cattle, sheep, and goats are kept, and livestock raising makes a substantial contribution to the economy. The estimated livestock population in 2001 included 17,500,000 head of cattle, 11,650,000 goats, 3,550,000 sheep, 455,000 pigs, and 29 million poultry. About 342,000 tons of meat were produced in 2001. Milk production that year consisted of 724,000 tons from cows and 96,000 tons from goats.

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