The Wangchutaba Experimental Farm situated on the highway between Thimphu and Phuntsholing. With the assistance of an FAO project for Integrated Livestock Development (BHU/81/020), the farm was established with the aim of breeding cross-bred livestock for supply to the small farmers of Bhutan and to meet local demands for livestock and dairy products. The piggery section is separate from the main farm. It comprises a pig-breeding station and pork processing plant where ham, bacon and sausages are now produced. - - Animal Health and Husbandry. Agriculture and animal husbandry in Bhutan accounted for 48 percent of a total estimated GDP of US$ 80 million in 1986, contributed one-fourth of export earnings and provided employment for over 90 percent of the population. For many years, animal husbandry practices remained traditional and the economic return from livestock farming was at subsistence level. The genetic production potential of the local breeds of cattle was low and average production of milk per cow per day was less than one kilogramme. Today, the Royal Government of Bhutan is anxious to develop livestock production in order to raise the economic and nutritional level of the Bhutanese people. If unproductive stock can be reduced, sound animal husbandry could increase incomes and improve nutrition in the poorer areas of the country. With this end in sight, a programme has been launched to develop livestock production along scientific lines.