Systèmes d'élevage


Cattle (Bos indicus and B. taurus) are the most common and widespread species of large ruminant livestock and are raised primarily to produce milk, meat and hides and to provide draft power. In grass-based systems they play an important role in nutrient recycling and convert human-inedible plant matter into protein. Cattle are raised in diverse production systems ranging from capital-intensive, specialised beef and dairy grass-based and feed-lot systems; through multi-purpose cattle in labour-intensive, mixed crop-livestock systems; to extensive pastoral and agro-pastoral systems.

Number of cattle per square kilometre in 2015