production is second in importance in the agricultural sector.
Between 1988 and 1993, its share of the total GDP of agriculture
declined from 1.7 percent to 1.3 percent.
Government has been trying to improve beef and dairy production
through cross-breeding and artificial insemination using high-grade
stock imported from United States, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark,
and Australia. Likewise, indigenous breeds of swine have been
improved through cross-breeding with pure-breds imported from
abroad. The Livestock Department has set up swine breeding centres
throughout the country and has conducted a nationwide artificial
all livestock raised for the market, poultry has improved the most.
Pure-bred chickens are popular among poultry raisers and research
in breeding and management with the aim of improving egg
production and feed conversion rate has been conducted with great
success. As a result, frozen chickens have become one of the
country's important exports.
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