Zimbabwe - Animal husbandry

In 2001, some 5,752,000 head of cattle, 2,968,000 goats, 600,000 sheep, 604,000 hogs, 108,000 donkeys, and 27,000 horses were held. Chickens numbered about 20 million. Livestock raising is an important industry, which has been helped by increased diversification initiated after 1965. In 2001, beef production totaled 102,000 tons; pork, 26,000 tons; and goat meat, 13,000 tons. Fresh milk production from cows totaled 310,000 tons.

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