Engagement in Livestock and Fishery

Brief Information

This section provides information about households engaged in rearing livestock and breeding fish. It also provides information about common types of livestock, amounts, and feeding practices.


A majority of households (86.8%) owned at least one kind of livestock. On average, households in Saptari, Kailali, and Bajhang owned the lowest number of livestock. Among the various livestock, rearing poultry/ducks/pigeons, goats, and bullocks/cows were relatively popular. 
The practice of transhumance was rare except in households owning horses/donkeys/mules. Stall feeding was popular among households owning bullocks/cows, buffalo, goats, and horses/donkeys/mules. Households owning bullocks, goats, sheep, yaks, and horses/donkeys/mules also let their livestock graze in open areas.
The percentage of households breeding or catching fish was quite low. In Humla and Sankhuwashava, no households were engaged in fishing activities. Saptari had the largest amount of fish caught (614 kg) among the districts.

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