It is domesticated and used for burden. Their hide finds uses in Tsurani culture; when hardened it finds use for artifacts that otherwise should need metal, scarce on Kelewan. Sword blades and hooks are made out of needra skin however the blades could delaminate after some time and required inspection.
At mid-autumn the needra herds are taken; the previous year's calves were driven to feedlots to be slaughtered. The spring calves were gelded or set aside for brood or driven to the high meadows to grow.
Needra calves are edible by jigabirds.
With the introduction of horses and donkeys etc many of kelewans working animals were replaced however needra were still used for meat and hide.