Milk production reached 99,000 tonnes in 2018: NCSI

September 10, 2019

Domestic milk production rose to 99,000 tonnes by the end of 2018 as compared to 97,000 tonnes at the end of 2017. 

Statistics by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) show that domestic production of red meat also increased to 46,000 tonnes by the end of 2018 compared to 45,000 tonnes in 2017.

Poultry meat and egg production also saw a considerable increase last year. Domestic production of poultry meat stood at 129,000 tonnes compared to 111,000 tonnes, and eggs increased to 427mn eggs compared to 397mn at the end of 2017.

By the end of 2018, the estimated number of animals also saw an increase. There were 397,000 cows, 268,000 camels, 605,000 sheep and 2.30mn goats, up from 389,000 cows, 263,000 camels, 593,000 sheep and 2.25mn goats by the end of 2017. The number of animals treated during 2018 reached 2.21mn, of which 227,638 were cows, 371,501 sheep, 1.31mn goats, 285,731 camels, 198 donkeys and horses, and 12,402 other animals.

In 2018, 3.34mn animals were immunised with 1.23mn animals for intestinal diseases, followed by 964,227 animals for PPR, and 816,976 animals for foot and mouth disease. Vaccinations were also administered for 278,550 goat or sheep pox, 29,210 for rabies and 22,624 for botulism.