Livestock Population
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Livestock is an important sector in Pakistan’s economy and contributes about 11.9 percent in the GDP of Pakistan. Livestock sector is considered to be a net source of invariable income for rural and middle grade agri-business holders.  Moreover it can play a major role in poverty alleviation in rural areas of Pakistan. Livestock sector contributed about 55.4 percent in year 2012-13 in the agriculture sector as compared to the 55.3 percent in year 2011-12. There is no considerable improvement in livestock sector in year 2012-13.

Livestock Population Change

The total population increase in livestock sector during economic year 2012-13 is listed below. Cattle population increased by 3.79% in year 2012-13. Buffalo, sheep and goat population replicated by 3.06%, 1.41% and 2.85% respectively. There is 0% increase in mule population.

Species

Year 2011-12

Year 2012-13

Percentage Increase

Population

(Million No)

Population

(Million No)

Cattle

36.9

38.3

3.79%

Buffalo

32.7

33.7

3.06%

Sheep

28.4

28.8

1.41%

Goat

63.1

64.9

2.85%

Camels

1

1

0.00%

Horses

0.4

0.4

0.00%

Asses

4.8

4.9

2.08%

Mules

0.2

0.2

0.00%

Livestock Population in Pakistan 2013

Milk Production & Consumption Change

Major product of livestock is milk and there is 3.26 percent increase in the milk production during the last two years that is quite satisfactory as the milk consumption increased by 3.24% during the last fiscal financial year.

Here is the statistical picture of milk production in last 2 economic year of Pakistan.

Species

2011-12

2012-13

% Increase in Production

 

Production

(000 tons)

Production

(000 tons)

Milk (Gross)

47,951

49,512

3.26%

Cow

16,741

17,372

3.77%

Buffalo

29,565

30,462

3.03%

Sheep

37

37

0.00%

Goat

779

801

2.82%

Camel

829

840

1.33%

The overall increase in milk production is 3.26% and 3.77% increase in cow milk production. Increase in buffalo, sheep and goat is 3.04%, 0% and 2.82% respectively.

Milk Production In Pakistan 2013

The following tabular data show the percentage increase in the consumption of milk and it is clear that percentage consumption increase is more than the increase in percentage production.

Species

2011-12

2012-13

Production

(000 tons)

Production

(000 tons)

Increase in Consumption

Milk (Human Consumption)

38,690

39,945

3.24%

Cow

13,393

13,897

3.76%

Buffalo

23,652

24,370

3.04%

Sheep

37

37

0.00%

Goat

779

801

2.82%

Camel

829

840

1.33%

Poultry Sector

Poultry sector is one of the fast growing sectors of Pakistan and 1.5 million people are directly or indirectly earning from this sector. Its contribution in National GDP is 1.2 percent and 10.4 percent in livestock.

Meat Production in Pakistan 2013

Poultry meat contribute 26.7% to the total meat production in Pakistan. Poultry sector has shown a sprint growth at the rate of 7-8 percent annually. The overall increase in poultry meat production during the last financial year is 8.75% which is much higher than the mutton and beef production percentage increase.

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Jawad Ahmad is veterinary graduate from Asia's best veterinary university, University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He loves to blog and work as a freelance writer for biosciences niche. He joined "Veterinary Hub" in June 2013 as an author. He is currently a post-graduate student in Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore.
  • Sir could you please send me complete data of live stock from 1990 to 2013.. i need it for my research…

    asadullah
    03225301302

    • Dear Asadullad ! I will try to update this post with links of all economic surveys and reports as soon as possible.

  • Madi

    Nice info

  • Muhammad Kashif

    Assalam o Alakum
    Hye.
    I want to be a part of lifestock.
    How may i?
    Who will brief me. Please.
    Thanks