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World Dairy Cow Numbers
Published 18 January 15
- The FAO has reported that there were 271m dairy cows in the world in 2013.
- Approximately 54% of the world's dairy cows were held by the top 10 countries (based on those who have reported figures for 2013).
- The UK was 32nd in the list with 1.8m cows.
Figures for 2013 show that there were approximately 271m dairy cows in the world, an increase of 2.1m (0.8%) compared to the previous year. India is the largest holder of dairy cattle with a total of 44.9m for 2013, which was an increase of 0.9m (2.2%) on 2012.
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|Countries by Cow Numbers (Cows Milk, Whole, Fresh)|
|7||United States of America||9,198,000||9,233,000||9,217,900|
|9||United Republic of Tanzania||6,900,000||6,900,000||6,950,000|