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Livestock Population in India by Species
Last updated: Feb 29, 2012
Livestock Population in India by Species
(In Million Numbers)
Species 1951 1956 1961 1966 1972 1977 1982 1987 1992 1997 2003 2007$
Cattle 155.3 158.7 175.6 176.2 178.3 180.0 192.5 199.7 204.6 198.9 185.2 199.1
Adult Female Cattle 54.4 47.3 51.0 51.8 53.4 54.6 59.2 62.1 64.4 64.4 64.5 73.0
Buffalo 43.4 44.9 51.2 53.0 57.4 62.0 69.8 76.0 84.2 89.9 97.9 105.3
Adult Female Buffalo 21.0 21.7 24.3 25.4 28.6 31.3 32.5 39.1 43.8 46.8 51.0 54.5
Total Bovines 198.7 203.6 226.8 229.2 235.7 242.0 262.2 275.7 288.8 288.8 283.1 304.4
Sheep 39.1 39.3 40.2 42.4 40.0 41.0 48.8 45.7 50.8 57.5 61.5 71.6
Goat 47.2 55.4 60.9 64.6 67.5 75.6 95.3 110.2 115.3 122.7 124.4 140.5
Horses and Ponies 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6
Camels 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.5
Pigs 4.4 4.9 5.2 5.0 6.9 7.6 10.1 10.6 12.8 13.3 13.5 11.1
Mules 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
Donkeys 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.4
Yak NC NC 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Mithun NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Total Livestock 292.9 306.6 336.5 344.5 353.2 369.4 419.6 445.2 470.9 485.4 485.0 529.7
Poultry * 73.5 94.8 114.2 115.4 138.5 159.2 207.7 275.3 307.1 347.6 489.0 648.8
NC : Not Collected;  NA: Not Available    * Includes Chicken, ducks, turkey & other birds
$ Provisional derived from village level totals
Source : Livestock Censuses, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI
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