Cattle breeding in Nigeria



It is interesting to note that, although developing countries contain about two-thirds of the World Cattle Population, about two-thirds of total beef production is accounted for by developed countries (Rimi, 1982). Whatever their level of production, livestock in developing countries provide millions of families with better nutrition, family income and employment opportunities, draft power and a more balanced agriculture. The objective of the study is to have a critical review on how indigenous breeds of cattle, their productivity, economic and cultural values affect Nigerians.  Cattle command a prominent position in our meat supply and livestock industry.