During the pre-colonial period, livestock farming played a significant role in the economy of the communities. For instance, it provided communities with a good source of protein food. The products such as milk and beef were consumed by m these communities.
Livestock farming was also viewed as a source of labor in crop farming. In this case, some livestock such as bulls were used in the firm for plowing and transportation of farm products. This process enhanced a high level of productivity for the communities. Livestock farming was also a sign of wealth and prowess in the community, in which those individuals with many cattle were viewed as wealthy livestock like cattle also provided hides used as clothing and bedding