Hogs, cattle, and poultry are the main income-producers in the livestock sector. In 2001 there were an estimated 1,582,000 head of cattle and 3,593,000 hogs. The number of chickens that year reached an estimated 14.7 million; sheep, 90,000; goats, 28,500; and horses, 26,000.
Meat, poultry, and dairy production have been oriented toward quantity rather than quality. In 2001, meat production totaled 799,900 tons, with pork accounting for 52%.