The Suri tribe live in the Upper Omo Valley region of South-West Ethiopia. Also widely known as 'Surma' tribe, they have a cattle-centered culture, the wealth of a family mainly being measured by the number of cattle-head owned. Usually the animals are not for consumption purpose but mainly for bartering purpose, with exception to big tribal ceremonies taking place.
The cattle are used for getting milk and blood, both of which they drink. At times, Suri tribe warriors prepare a mixture of cattle blood and milk for a ceremonial rite called 'Cow Bleeding', thus also serving as breakfast for most of the Suri boys and men that attend to the cattle in the cattle camps, usually a bit far out from their residential village locations.