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Main Features of 19th Livestock Census
Sep 05, 2014

The total livestock population consisting of Cattle, Buffalo, Sheep, Goat, Pig, Horses & Ponies, Mules, Donkeys, Camels, Mithun and Yak in the country is 512.05 million numbers in 2012. The total livestock population has decreased by about 3.33% over the previous census.

Livestock population has increased substantially in Gujarat (15.36%), Uttar Pradesh (14.01%), Assam (10.77%), Punjab (9.57%) Bihar (8.56%);    Sikkim (7.96%), Meghalaya (7.41%), and Chhattisgarh (4.34%). 

  • The number of milch animals (in-milk and dry), cows and buffaloes, has increased from 111.09 million to 118.59 million, an increase of 6.75%. 

  • The number of animals in milk, cows and buffaloes, has increased from 77.04 million to 80.52 million showing a growth of 4.51%.

  • The Female Cattle (Cows) Population has increased by 6.52% over the previous census (2007) and the total number of female cattle in 2012 is 122.9 million numbers. 

  • The Female Buffalo population has increased by 7.99% over the previous census and the total number of female buffalo is 92.5 million numbers in 2012.
     
  • The exotic/crossbred milch cattle increased from 14.4 million to 19.42 million, an increase of 34.78%.

  • Indigenous milch cattle increased from 48.04 million to 48.12 million, an increase of 0.17%.

  • The milch buffaloes increased from 48.64 million to 51.05 million with an increase of 4.95% over previous census.

  • The total Sheep in the country is 65.06 million numbers in 2012, declined by about 9.07% over census 2007.

  • The Goat population has declined by 3.82% over the previous census and the total Goat in the country is 135.17 million numbers in 2012.

  • The total Pigs in the country have decreased by 7.54% over the previous census and the total pigs in the country are 10.29 million numbers in 2012.

  • Horses & Ponies population has increased by 2.08% over the previous census and the total Horses & Ponies in the country is 0.62 million numbers in 2012.

  • The total Mules in the country have increased by 43.34% over the previous census and the total Mules in the country are 0.19 million numbers in 2012.

  • Camel population has decreased by 22.48% over the previous census and the total Camels in the country is 0.4 million numbers in 2012.

  • The total Donkey population in the country have decreased by 27.22% over the previous census and the total donkeys in the country are 0.32 million numbers in 2012.

  • The total Poultry population in the country has increased by 12.39% over the previous census and the total poultry in the country is 729.2 million numbers in 2012.

  • The total Mithun and Yak in the country has registered a growth rates of 12.98% and -7.64% respectively over the previous census and the Mithuns and Yaks in the country is 0.29 million and 0.07 million in numbers respectively.


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