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Write the major benefits of cattle farming in your country

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What Cattle Farming Explain

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Cattle farming is taking care of or keeping bulls and cows for meat (beef) or milk (dairy) purpose. Cattle feed on grasses, legumes, roughage etc. That is why they are called herbivores and they are also known as ruminants (because they have one stomach with four compartments). In Nigeria (West Africa), commercial beef cattle farming is very common especially in the Northern part of the country.

Cattle farming is good for making a small amount of money at the expense of animal victims. The money in animal farming is not very good, but this is offset by the false sense that you are providing food for the community and that you are caring for animals although It is a failing industry and is rapidly being replaced with more efficient and ethical plant based farming methods.

Major benefits of cattle farming in your country

Livestock is a source of energy providing draught animal power while manure improves soil structure and fertility as well as water retention. Both uses are environmentally friendly improving energy and nutrient cycling. Livestock is also used to transport agricultural inputs and outputs and people.

There are lot of benefits by involving cattle in your daily life.

  • you can have fresh milk from the milch cattle. the value addition of milk in producing various products can be sold.
  • the dung of the animal can be used as manure to the crops.
  • drought cattle can be used for the agriculture activities.
  • the dung from the cattle is used for compost making. during compost makingg, the gas formed, methane, can be used for various purposes.
  • calves when born can be sold, there by gaing a fair amount of money.


As we all know cattle farming not only provides food, there are also hundreds of other products made from the byproducts of processing beef. In addition, if done properly, grazing cattle can actually improve soil health, which in turn helps sequester carbon dioxide from the air into carbon under the ground.
 
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