Reference date Cattle Of which: cows Pigs Of which: breeding sows Horses Of which: mares Sheep Of which: ewes Buffaloes Asses Mules Goats
1851 1,589 571 1,386 .. 661 .. 3,424 .. .. .. .. ..
1857 31 October 1,587 591 1,616 272 744 309 4,973 .. 9.0 15.1 0.6 23.4
1870 1 January 1,487 564 1,636 276 798 341 7,198 .. 9.3 .. .. ..
1884 September 1,635 671 2,293 387 754 322 5,299 2,015 13.7 .. .. ..
1895 20 November 2,062 728 3,180 536 879 379 3,151 .. 15.7 11.1 0.4 17.3
1911 28 February 2,185 890 3,352 560 900 435 2,446 1,185 12.2 8.2 0.4 21.0
1922 31 May 1,820 860 2,473 555 717 .. 1,352 .. .. .. .. ..
1923 31 May 1,810 856 2,133 479 815 .. 1,587 .. .. .. .. ..
1924 31 May 1,887 892 2,458 552 850 397 1,814 995 .. .. .. ..
1925 31 May 1,911 935 2,631 572 875 400 1,890 1,000 .. .. .. ..
1926 31 May 1,838 899 2,518 547 884 421 1,803 1,037 .. .. .. ..
1927 31 May 1,796 907 2,384 531 903 435 1,610 963 .. .. .. ..
1928 31 May 1,802 907 2,659 579 917 445 1,566 925 7.1 4.7 1.5 29.8
1929 31 May 1,810 914 2,580 554 892 441 1,573 919 .. .. .. ..
1930 1 May 1,776 876 2,362 497 860 433 1,463 880 .. .. .. ..
1931 31 May 1,805 903 2,712 572 864 446 1,440 855 .. .. .. ..
1932 31 May 1,810 907 2,359 519 845 436 1,210 740 .. .. .. ..
1933 31 May 1,688 903 1,898 414 819 419 1,056 660 .. .. .. ..
1934 31 May 1,669 902 2,500 543 802 412 1,087 664 .. .. .. ..
1935 28 February 1,911 958 4,674 602 885 425 1,450 603 7.1 3.9 1.1 39.4
1936 31 May 1,732 899 2,552 530 794 389 1,350 800 .. .. .. ..
1937 31 May 1,747 898 2,621 512 798 382 1,483 883 .. .. .. ..
1938 15 March 1,872 915 3,107 612 813 389 1,628 965 7.3 4.1 1.2 41.4
1942 28 February 2,363 1,011 4,667 613 900 387 1,708 980 11.7 5.3 1.4 71.0
1945 30.November 1,059 586 1,113 214 329 .. 328 .. .. .. .. ..
1946 31 May 1,100 604 1,327 296 399 .. 370 .. .. 3.9 1.0 87.7
1947 31 May 1,841 919 2,792 413 575 247 570 314 2.6 3.9 1.6 100.0
1948 31 May 1,993 1,042 2,771 366 651 280 579 312 2.6 3.7 1.6 112.0
1949 15 February 1,942 959 5,615 438 600 243 940 473 .. .. .. ..
1950 20 February 2,222 1,064 5,542 638 712 274 1,049 601 3.4 5.8 1.7 149.1
1951 28 February 2,009 917 4,298 466 697 269 1,143 580
3.5a
4.3a
1.8a
131.6a
1952 3 March 2,091 874 4,740 597 698 279 1,481 712 3.9 4.7 2.4 186.4
1953 2 March 2,236 912 4,977 534 681 278 1,637 784 4.3 4.8 2.0 226.9
1954 1 March 2,076 870 4,454 514 683 285 1,869 853 3.2 4.0 1.3 189.5
1955 1 March 2,130 859 5,817 572 711 292 1,858 859 3.1 3.7 2.1 186.1
1956 1 March 2,169 891 6,055 479 727 294 1,928 870 3.4 4.1 1.5 154.6
1957 1 March 1,973 891 4,996 403 720 284 1,873 837 3.2 3.7 1.6 128.6
1958 1 March 1,937 894 5,338 446 724 297 2,050 870 .. .. .. ..
1959 1 March 2,004 897 6,225 522 717 303 2,155 893 .. .. .. ..
1960 1 March 1,963 849 6,388 488 490 .. 2,250 1,056 .. .. .. ..
1961 7 March 2,008 849 6,965 513 388 .. 2,270 1,060 .. .. .. ..
1962 15 March 1,946 803 6,238 418 351 .. 2,260 1,138 .. .. .. ..
1963 31 March 1,854 779 6,127 502 335 .. 2,370 1,238 .. .. .. ..
1964 31 March 1,945 808 7,039 523 328 .. 2,600 1,343 .. .. .. ..
1965 31 March 1,919 782 6,590 440 307 .. 2,460 1,331 .. .. .. ..
1966 31 March 1,968 772 6,123 450 292 .. 2,340 1,326 .. .. .. ..
1967 31 March 2,049 785 6,647 471 276 .. 2,300 1,300 .. .. .. ..
1968 31 March 2,017 751 5,806 379 255 .. 2,396 1,353 .. .. .. ..
1969 31 March 1,914 746 5,700 480 236 .. 2,251 1,381 .. .. .. ..
1970 31 March 1,911 763 7,311 547 222 .. 2,316 1,461 .. .. .. ..
1971 31 March 1,882 750 7,594 539 211 .. 2,054 1,321 .. .. .. ..
1972 31 March 1,893 762 6,858 537 188 .. 1,936 1,216 .. .. .. ..
1973 31 March 1,930 786 8,011 657 172 81 1,813 1,122 .. .. .. ..
1974 31 March 2,017 797 8,293 555 163 71 2,021 1,219 .. .. .. ..
1975 31 March 1,904 760 6,953 533 156 67 2,039 1,261
0.0b
3.0b
0.3b
14.9b
1976 31 March 1,887 766 7,854 605 147 64 2,350 1,325 .. .. .. ..
1977 31 March 1,949 781 7,850 587 144 62 2,619 1,478 .. .. .. ..
1978 31 March 1,966 788 8,011 633 134 59 2,863 1,660 .. .. .. ..
1979 31 March 1,925 772 8,355 636 126 56 2,927 1,763 .. .. .. ..
1980 31 March 1,918 765 8,330 612 120 54 3,090 1,861 0.1 3.8 0.3 15.0
1981 31 March 1,945 759 8,296 664 112 51 3,140 1,890 .. .. .. ..
1982 31 March 1,922 751 9,035 719 112 52 3,180 1,947 .. .. .. ..
1983 31 March 1,907 735 9,844 740 111 50 2,977 1,935 .. .. .. ..
1984 31 March 1,901 725 9,237 726 102 46 2,832 1,861 .. .. .. ..
1985 31 March 1,766 688 8,280 655 98 46 2,465 1,646 .. .. .. ..
1986 31 March 1,725 676 8,687 701 95 43 2,337 1,549 0.1 4.6 0.3 15.6
1987 31 March 1,664 673 8,216 674 88 39 2,336 1,520 .. .. .. ..
1988 31 March 1,690 663 8,327 669 76 35 2,216 1,442 .. .. .. ..
1989 31 March 1,598 646 7,660 624 75 34 2,069 1,396 .. .. .. ..
1990 31 March 1,571 630 8,000 624 76 35 1,865 1,313 .. .. .. ..
1991 31 March 1,420 559 5,993 482 75 37 1,808 1,497 .. .. .. ..
1992 31 March 1,159 497 5,364 467 75 .. 1,752 1,325 .. .. .. ..
1993 31 March 999 450 5,001 401 71 33 1,252 1,038 .. .. .. ..
1994 31 March 910 415 4,356 335 81 .. 947 845 .. .. .. ..
1995 31 March 928 421 5,032 436 71 .. 977 741 .. .. .. ..
1996 1 December 909 414 5,289 379 70 .. 872 672 .. .. .. ..
1997 1 December 871 403 4,931 345 72 .. 858 632 .. .. .. ..
1998 1 December 873 407 5,479 391 .. .. 909 700 .. .. .. ..
1999 1 December 857 399 5,335 379 59 31 934 727 .. .. .. ..
2000 1 December 805 380 4,834 348 75 39 1,129 897 0.1 3.0 0.0 87.0
2001 1 December 783 368 4,822 343 60 28 1,136 849 0.2 3.4 0.0 90.0
2002 1 December 770 362 5,082 381 63 33 1,103 854 0.8 3.4 0.0 86.0
2003 1 December 739 350 4,913 327 62 30 1,296 956 0.7 3.3 0.1 85.0
2004 1 December 723 345 4,059 296 67 35 1,397 1,088 0.9 2.6 0.5 74.0
2005 1 December 708 334 3,853 277 71 35 1,405 1,082 0.6 2.7 0.0 79.0
2006 1 December 702 322 3,987 290 60 31 1,298 1,030 1.0 1.9 0.1 70.0
2007 1 December 705 322 3,871 259 60 31 1,232 977 1.1 2.3 0.1 67.3
2008 1 December 701 324 3,383 230 58 30 1,236 964 1.4 1.9 0.0 65.6
2009 1 December 700 312 3,247 226 61 33 1,223 968 1.7 2.3 0.1 58.0
2010 1 December 682 309 3,169 219 65 35 1,181 844 3.2 4.0 0.0 75.0
2011 1 December 697 329 3,044 211 74 41 1,120 858 3.2 3.2 0.1 78.7
2012 1 December 760 339 2,989 200 76 40 1,185 865 4.0 3.7 0.0 89.2
2013 1 December 782 345 3,004 190 62 31 1,214 874 3.7 1.8 0.1 73.1
2014 1 December 802 359 3,136 200 61 31 1,185 855 5.0 2.3 0.1 70.0
2015 1 December 821 368 3,124 197 60 31 1,190 849 4.8 2.8 0.0 72.0
2016 1 December 852 383 2,907 177 53 28 1,141 801 5.9 4.0 0.1 80.7
2017 1 December 870 395 2,870 172 53 28 1,146 810 6.3 4.1 0.0 79.5
2018 1 December 885 403 2,872 178 52 27 1,109 798 7.0 4.8 0.0 65.3
2019 1 December 909 412 2,634 155 52 27 1,061 782 6.6 4.8 0.1 63.2
2020c 1 December 933 414 2,850 164 36 20 944 754 7.4 3.0 0.0 47.4

Footnotes

a
26 February 1951.
b
Stock held in household gardens, subsidiary and private farms.
c
Due to methodological changes only units reaching farm threshold are included from 2020.
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