How much is a Cow in Nigeria? Where can I buy cheap cows in Nigeria? These are little out of the numerous questions people ask about the prices of cows in Nigeria.
In this article, all your questions about the type of cow breed to go for, the prices of a cow in Nigeria, and where you can get it at cheaper prices will be duly explained.
The cost or prices of cows in Nigeria has increased rapidly due to the bad economy and insecurity. Unlike before when it is cheap and goes up during Salah (ileya) festival only, because of the high demands. The prices of cows in Nigeria can also be affected by different factors including;
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- The breed of the cow you want to buy. Read the article finish to learn about different breeds of cows in Nigeria.
- The location of your purchase
- Age of the cow/ size
- The cost of rearing the cow
- Season or Period of purchase
The above-mentioned factors matter a lot when buying a cow. This is the reason why cows that are brought in the Northern states and big marketplace are sold cheaper than other locations.
Top Cow Markets to buy Cheaply in Nigeria
Before we talk about the prices of cows in Nigeria, check out the places or states you can buy cheap cows from;
- Amansea cattle market in Anambra State
- Asaba cattle market in Delta State
- Wudil cattle market in Kano State
- Different cattle markets in Kastina State
- Maitagari cattle market in Jigawa State
- Potiskum cattle market in Yobe State
Check out the current prices of cows in Nigeria below;
Average Cost and Prices of Cows in Nigeria
- Small-sized cow ranges from N60,000 to N80,000
- Medium-size cow (150kg – 200kg) ranges from N130,000 to N170,000
- Big-size cow (220kg – 250kg) ranges from N180,000 to N230,000
- Very large cow (300kg – 350kg) ranges from N240,000 to N300,000
- Giant-sized cow (400kg – 550kg) ranges from N350,000 to N450,000
If you are thinking of buying cows for celebrating funerals, naming ceremonies, buildings, and other events. The type of cow you need to buy will be different from those who want to rear it. Even if you are going to be rearing it, your reasons for rearing cows matters. You should decide if it’s for milk production or reselling to guide you on the type or breed of cows to choose.
Below is a detailed explanation of different breeds of cows in Nigeria
1. Red Bororo/ Mbororo
The Red Bororo breed which is also known as Mbororo is popularly reared by the Fulani tribes in Nigeria.
This cow breed is mainly reared for meats. In case, you need to buy a cow for any upcoming celebration, Red Bororo cows are the best fit.
This cow is usually easy to spot as they have reddish-brown colors with long horns. Like their masters, they are highly addicted to nomadic lifestyles and can withstand harsh weather conditions (without rainfall) for months.
2. White Fulani/ Bunaji
Bunaji or White Fulani is one of the most popular cows reared in Nigeria especially the Northern states. Even though they are found in all parts of Africa, they are more common in Nigeria.
White Fulani has wide and long horns with white or light colors. It’s highly beneficial as it can be used for both meat production as well as milk production. This is because it is highly nutritious and can lactate for over 200 days in a year.
The cow breed also is one of the strongest as it can withstand harsh weather conditions and resistant to diseases.
3. Ndama/ Malike
Ndama is another cow breed that is popularly reared in the North and it has different names it’s called. This is ranging from Malike to Mandingo to Boyenca and so on.
Ndama is also reared mainly for meat production. Even though it doesn’t have a big appearance, and horn, it’s capable of producing enough lean meat.
Unlike White Fulani cow, it can barely produce 2 to 3 liters of milk in a day. Hence, making it unsuitable for milk production.
4. Sokoto Gudali
Sokoto Gudali is also similar to White Fulani cows. As it can produce both milk and meats. With its huge appearance with stumpy horns, it is capable of producing many liters of milk a day.
Despite its double benefits, the Sokoto Gudali cow has a low fertility rate. It can only give birth to a calf at a time. They also have a high probability of delivering stillbirths as well as having a miscarriage.
Muturu is one of the shortest cow breeds in Nigeria with an average height of 95cm. Due to their strength and hefty bodies, they are mostly used for farm works.
They are unsuitable for milk production as they produce lesser milk daily. An added advantage of Muturu is that they grow quickly and fastly.
We hope you find this guide on the prices of cows in Nigeria helpful?