Lao People's Democratic Republic - Animal husbandry

Cattle raising is important, especially in the southern plains and in the valleys of the Noy, Banghiang, and Don rivers. Much of the livestock population was killed in the final stages of the civil war that ended in 1975. As of 2001, livestock included an estimated 1,217,000 head of cattle, 1,051,000 buffalo, 1,426,000 hogs, and 14,063,000 chickens. Livestock products in 2001 included 35,000 tons of pork, 24,000 tons of beef and veal, 13,000 tons of poultry, and 10,500 tons of eggs.

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