The most common and most easily accessible type of meat in Nigeria is beef. This makes cattle farming acceptable and highly profitable.
Beef demand has been on the increase in both local and international markets. In 2014 meat consumption in Nigeria was estimated to grow from 360,000 tonnes to 1,300,000 tonnes by 2050 and beef from cattle makes up a huge part of this estimate.
Cattle-colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.