World Dairy Cow Numbers
Published 14 January 14
The FAO has reported that there were 260m dairy cows in the world in 2011.
- Approximately 53% of the world's dairy cows were held by the top 10 countries (based on those who have reported figures for 2011).
- The UK was 30th in the list with 1.8m cows.
Figures for 2011 show that there were approximately 260m dairy cows in the world, a decrease of 1.5m (0.6%) compared to the previous year. India is the largest holder of dairy cattle with a total of 44.9m for 2011, which was an increase of more than 2.1m (5.0%) on 2010.
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|Countries by Cow Numbers (Cows Milk, Whole, Fresh)|
|6||United States of America||9,198,000||9,124,000||9,198,000|
|9||United Republic of Tanzania||6,800,000||6,900,000||6,900,000|