GLOBAL CATTLE BUSINESS: FACT SHEET

A. Top 10 NATIONS in terms of cattle inventory (2017).

  1. INDIA 303 million
  2. BRAZIL 226 million
  3. CHINA 100 million.
  4. USA 93 million.
  5. EU 89 million.
  6. ARGENTINA 53 million
  7. AUSTRALIA 27 million
  8. RUSSIA 18 million
  9. MEXICO 16 million
  10. TURKEY 14 million.

B. TOP 10 MILK EXPORTERS

  1. NEW ZEALAND $4.4 Billion
  2. GERMANY $2.6 Billion
  3. NETHERLANDS $1.9 Billion
  4. FRANCE $1.5 Billion
  5. USA $1.4 Billion
  6. BELGIUM $1.2 Billion
  7. AUSTRALIA $852 Million
  8. BELARUS $637 Million
  9. UK $569 Million
  10. SAUDI ARABIA $556 Million

C. TOP 10 BEEF EXPORTING NATIONS (2016).

  1. AUSTRALIA $5.6 Billion
  2. USA $5.2 Billion
  3. BRAZIL $4.3 Billion
  4. INDIA $3.7 Billion
  5. NETHERLANDS $2.7 Billion
  6. IRELAND $2 Billion
  7. NEW ZEALAND $1.9 Billion
  8. CANADA $1.5 Billion
  9. URUGUAY $1.4 Billion
  10. GERMANY $1.3 Billion
Fulani Herder Crisis In Nigeria

Additional Considerations:

  1. Nigeria is not among the top 20 nations in the global cattle business.
  2. Non of the top cattle producing nations create cattle colonies or engage in primitive cattle grazing. All the top cattle producing and exporting nations utilize modern technology and ranching methods to maximize production and profit.
  3. Non of the top nations earning billions of dollars annually from the cattle business condone the killing of citizens for cattle.
  4. Nigeria’s cattle business requires a complete re-think now and not later, for posterity’s sake.

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