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Livestock Demography

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The recent livestock census 2012 shows that the total population of the livestock in the state is 96.64 lacs including poultry. The detailed species wise breakup is as below –

SPECIESWISE LIVESTOCK POPULATION (2012)

S.No.

Species

Population (Lacs)

1

Cattle

20.06

2

Buffalo

9.88

3

Sheep

3.69

4

Goat

13.67

5

Horse/Pony/Mule/Donkey

0.45

6

Pig

0.20

7

Others (Yak/Dog/rabbit)

2.27

8

Poultry

46.42

Total

96.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livestock Population Dynamics

Uttarakhand has a total area of 53,483  km   of which 86% is mountainous and 65% is covered by forests  .As per 2011 census total population of Uttarakhand state is 101.17 lacs out of which 69.45% is rural and 30.55% is urban population.

As per 19th livestock census 2012 in comparison to country Uttarakhand has 1.05% cattle, 0.91% buffaloes, 0.57% sheep, 1.01% goats, 0.19% pigs and 0.64% poultry. There has been a significant increase in the population of crossbred cattle and decrease in indigenous cattle population. Overall, total population of cattle has decreased.  Increase in cross breed population reflects the direct influence of the Breed Improvement Programs being carried out. There has been a decline in the population of buffaloes also. There was significant increase in population of sheep and goats, since 2007. This has been totally market driven as the demand for meat has been ever increasing. Interestingly there has been a very significant increase in poultry which may be attributed to increasing consumption trends of poultry meat and eggs.

 

Source : Department of Animal Husbandry , Last Updated on 14-11-2017