India: Livestock Population 2019 - 2020

Trends in Animal Numbers: 2019-20

Livestock Numbers (Cattle, Buffaloes, Sheep, Goat and Pigs:


Source: Livestock Census, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India


Comments:

1. Animal healthcare spends are largely on adult female cattle and an uptick in numbers in general augurs well for AH companies


2. Artificial insemination and usage of sex semen is steadily growing as prices of quality semen moderate


3. Decline in female buffalo population is little disconcerting for policy makers and experimentation on sex-semen are underway to augment female population


Source: Livestock Census, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India

Comments:


· Significant increase in numbers of small ruminants (sheep and goat) largely driven by increased demand for goat and lamb meat


· Repeat outbreaks of CSF and 1st reported outbreak of ASF have moderated the standing population of pigs


· Piggery remains largely a backyard / semi organized activity based predominantly on swill feeding

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