20th Livestock Census, 2019

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  • Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has released the 20th Livestock Census report 16 october, 2019.
  • The following are the key results of the 20th Livestock Census:-
  • The total Livestock population  is 535.78 million in the country showing an increase of 4.6% over Livestock Census-2012.
  • Total Bovine  population  (Cattle,  Buffalo,  Mithun  and Yak)  is 302.79 Million in  2019  which  shows  an  increase  of 1.0% over the previous census.
  • The total number of cattle in the country is 192.49 millionin 2019 showing an increase of 0.8% over previous Census.
  • The Female Cattle (Cows population) is 145.12 million, increased by 18.0% over the previous census (2012).
  • The Exotic/Crossbred   and   Indigenous/Non-descript Cattle population in the country is 50.42 millionand 142.11 million respectively.
  • The Indigenous/Non-descript female cattle  population has increased by 10% in 2019 as compared to previous census.
  • The population of the total Exotic/Crossbred Cattlehas increased by 26.9% in 2019 as compared to previous census.
  • There is a decline of 6% in the total Indigenous (both descript and non-descript) Cattle population over the previous census. However, the pace of decline of Indigenous Cattle population during 2012-2019 is much lesser as compared to 2007-12 which was about 9%.
  • The total buffaloes in the country is 109.85 Million showing an increase of about 1.0% over previous Census.
  • The total milch animals (in-milk and dry) in cows and buffaloes is 125.34 Million, an increase of 6.0% over the previous census.
  • The total  sheep  in  the  country  is 74.26  Million in  2019,  increased  by 14.1% over previous Census.
  • The Goat population in the country in 2019 is 148.88 Million showing an increase of 10.1% over the previous census.
  • The total Pigs in the country is 9.06 Million in the current Census, declinedby 12.03% over the previous Census.
  • The total Mithunin the country is 3.9 Lakhs in 2019, increased by 30.0% over previous Census.
  • The total Yak in the country is Fifty Eight Thousand in 2019, decreased by 24.67% over previous Census.
  • The total Horses and Ponies in the country is 3.4 Lakhs in 2019, decreased by 45.6% over previous Census.
  • The total population of Mules in the country is Eighty Four Thousand in 2019, decreased by 57.1% over previous Census.
  • The total population of Donkeys in the country is 1.2  Lakhs in  2019, decreased  by 61.23% over previous Census.
  • The total Camel population in the country is 2.5 Lakhs in 2019, decreased by 37.1% over previous Census.
  • The total   Poultry   in   the   country   is 851.81 Million in 2019, increased by 16.8% over previous Census.
  • The total Backyard Poultry in the country is 317.07 Million in 2019, increased by 45.8% over previous Census.
  • The total Commercial Poultry in the country is 534.74 Million in 2019, increased by 4.5%over previous Census.
  • In 20th Livestock Census, 35.94%-Cattle, 27.80%-Goat, 20.45%-Buffaloes, 13.87%-Sheep, 1.69%-Pigs.
  • Mithun, Yaks, Horses, Ponies, Mules, Donkeys and Camels taken together contribute 0.23% of the total livestock.

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