What are the common cattle breeds in the Philippines?

What are the animal breeds common in the Philippines?

Populations of domesticated pigs, chickens, cattle, carabaos, goats and ducks primarily represent the animal production sector of Philippine agriculture. In recent years, however, sheep, quails and horses are gaining popularity.

What are the two breeds of cattle?

Domesticated cattle are usually classified into two major groups, zebu (Bos indicus) and European (Bos taurus) cattle. These groups are considered to constitute two different species, although they are believed to descend from the same wild species, the aurox (Epstein & Mason, 1984).

How many cows are there in the Philippines?

In 2020, the total number of cattle in livestock farming in the Philippines amounted to approximately 2.54 million .

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