67.3 million head of livestock counted nationwideSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to the preliminary result of the annual livestock census of 2021, a total of 67.3 million head of livestock, 268.4 thousand or 0.4 percent more than in 2020, have been counted nationwide. Specifically, 4.3 million horses, 5 million cattle, 453.8 thousand camels, 31.1 million sheep, and 26.5 million goats have been counted this year.
Sheep account for 46.2 percent of the total number of livestock, goats 39.3 percent, horses 6.4 percent, cattle 7.5 percent, and camels 0.7 percent. Compared to the previous year, the number of sheep decreased by 1 million or 3.4 percent, cattle by 288.8 thousand or 6.1 percent, and horses by 230.1 thousand or 5.6 percent. There was an increase of 1.3 million or 4.6 percent in the goat population and 19.1 thousand or 4 percent increase in camels.
The largest number of livestock or 5.9 million head of livestock were counted in Khuvsgul aimag, followed by Arkhangai aimag with 5.6 million head of livestock, Khentii aimag - 5 million, Tuv aimag – 4.7 million, and Sukhbaatar aimag – 4.2 million.
Compared to the previous year, livestock increased by 17.4-440 thousand in Orkhon, Selenge, Zavkhan, Bayan-Ulgii, Dornogobi, Arkhangai, Bulgan, Khentii, Dornod, Sukhbaatar, Khovd, Uvs and Khuvsgul aimags, while the numbers dropped by 5.2-712.8 thousand in Ulaanbaatar city and Darkhan-Uul, Gobisumber, Tuv, Gobi-Altai, Umnugobi, Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, and Bayankhongor aimags.