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The current national stock is 15mn, 98% of which is the indigenous Zebu and only 2% are commercial stocks. Ranching accounts for only 1% of total beef produced coupled with the absence of beef processing plant in the country.
Piggery, Goats and Sheep
The pig industry is very under-developed with a total pig population of less than 500,000 with most production in the hands of small producers keeping less than 20 pigs. The existing goats and sheep for the time being are indidineous breeds characterized by small size production and low productivity.
The per capita consumption of poultry meat and eggs is 1 kg and 17 eggs respectively. This consumption level is very low by any standards and the quality leaves a lot for improvement. The country has 3 small poultry processing plants each with a capacity to process less than 3,000 birds per day. Furthermore, the country has a hatching capacity of 30 million eggs per year at current un-utilization of 50%.
While the country is a net importer of milk and related products, the dairy sector is fast growing. Estimates show that by 2010 there will be a deficit of about 170 million litres if there is no intervention. About 80% of domestic milk output is produced by the indigenous short horn Zebu. Its milk yield is very low – less than 400 litres per lactation of 180 days.
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