Cattle, buffalo, hogs, goats, and fowl are raised. In 1978, McFarm (a Mitsubishi subsidiary) set up a cattle-breeding station in order to reduce meat imports. The government owns a cattle station in Australia that is larger in area than Brunei itself. Livestock within Brunei in 1999 included an estimated 6,000 head of buffalo, 3,000 goats, 5,000 pigs, 2,000 head of cattle, and five million chickens. Meat production that year was estimated at 10,000 tons, with poultry meat accounting for 80% of the total. The government also encourages livestock production through the Mitsubishi Cattle Breeding Project.