The Bahamas - Animal husbandry

Except for poultry and egg production, the livestock industry is relatively insignificant. In 1999, the livestock population included 1,000 head of cattle, 6,000 sheep, 14,000 goats, 16,000 hogs, and 4,000,000 poultry. About 1,000 tons of cow's milk, 1,000 tons of goat's milk, and 1,000,000 tons of eggs were produced in 1999. Poultry production in 1999 (11,000 tons) accounted for almost all domestic meat production. In December 1991, the government banned foreign chicken, in order to protect local poultry producers from cheaper imports, mainly from the United States.

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