Animal husbandry never has been important, meat consumption being very low. The carabao, or water buffalo, are the principal draft animals, particularly in the rice paddies; hogs are the chief meat animals (except in Muslim sections). The Philippines is self- sufficient in pork and poultry, but imports of beef and dairy products are still necessary. In 2001 there were 11 million hogs, 6.2 million goats, 3 million buffaloes, 2.5 million head of cattle, and 116 million chickens. Meat production in 2001 included (in thousands of tons): pork, 1,849; chicken, 741; beef from cattle, 183; beef from carabao, 72; and goat, 35. Dairy production totaled 11,000 tons from cows and 19,000 tons from carabao in 2001; and eggs, 445,000 tons. The livestock and poultry sectors each contribute about 13% to the total value of agricultural production. In 2001, exports of livestock, meat, and skins were valued at $6.8 million.