Cattle گاو شیری و گاو گوشتی

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems and opportunities for cattle are not yet confirmed.

About Cattle in Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan National Livestock Census 2006 Report (11 MB) (FAO)
  • Status Genetic Resources Report (1.4 MB) (FAO)

Pasture and Fodder

  • Animals graze pastures in spring and summer, and are fed in the home compound during the lean feed periods of winter and early spring.
  • Challenges to Grazing Land Info Sheet (UC Davis and SIU)
  • Fodder
    • Crop Options Fact Sheet (UC Davis, SIU and U Georgia)
    • Tree Options Info Sheet (UC Davis from FAO)
    • Alfalfa Role and Establishment Report (1.9 MB) (FAF Developments)
    • Pasture/Forage Resources Profile Report (FAO)

Cattle General

  • Handling Cattle
    • Approaching and Handling Fact Sheet (SIU and UC Davis) Manual (Texas A&M University)
    • Humans and Brucellosis Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
    • Moving Around and Approaching a Herd of Cattle video (UC Davis)

Dairy

  • Dairy Industry Revitalization Project Case Study (USAID)
  • Production and Processing in Afghanistan Case Study (1.7 MB) (MAIL)
  • Milk Quality Control Manual (ICARDA)
  • Milk Processing Technologies for Small-Scale Producers Manual (1.6 MB) (ICARDA)
  • Pasteurizing Milk Fact Sheet (UC Davis) (1.6 MB) (ICARDA)
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Beef

Diseases

  • Always be cautious around sick animals as some diseases can be spread to humans by touching.
  • Diagnostics: Disease or Poor Nutrition? Fact Sheet (SIU with UC Davis)
  • Disease Prevention (Biosecurity)
    • Limiting Disease Spread Fact Sheet (SIU with UC Davis)
    • From the Illustrated Manual of Infectious Diseases of Livestock In Afghanistan (Fort Valley State University):
  • Specific diseases
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Provinces

Ghor

Ghazni

Faryab

Farah

Daikundy

Bamyan

Balkh

Baghlan

Badghis

Badakhshan

Zabul

Wardak

Uruzgan

Takhar

Sar-e-Pul

Samangan

Parwan

Panjshir

Paktya

Paktika

Nuristan

Nimroz

Nangarhar

Logar

Laghman

Kunduz

Kunar

Khost

Kapisa

Kandahar

Kabul

Jawzjan

Herat

Helmand