Livestock is an important sector in Bhutan, contributing to the country’s economy and providing food and livelihoods for many Bhutanese people. The majority of Bhutan’s livestock population consists of cattle, sheep, and goats, although there are also smaller populations of pigs, horses, and chickens.
Livestock in Bhutan is primarily raised for meat, milk, and fiber production, and the country is known for its high-quality dairy products, particularly its cheese. The Bhutanese government has made significant investments in the livestock sector, including by providing training and resources to farmers, and by promoting the development of new technologies and techniques to improve production and increase efficiency.
The Bhutanese government is committed to promoting sustainable livestock practices, including by promoting the use of organic fertilizers and by supporting the development of new methods of waste management. The government has also established a number of national parks and protected areas to conserve Bhutan’s unique biodiversity and to support the sustainable management of its natural resources.
Despite these efforts, the livestock sector in Bhutan still faces challenges, including low productivity, poor quality control, and limited market access. The Bhutanese government is committed to addressing these challenges and to promoting the sustainable development of the livestock sector.
Overall, the livestock sector is an important part of Bhutan’s economy, providing food and livelihoods for many Bhutanese people, and the government is committed to promoting its sustainable development.