World Cattle Population by Country

Cattle relaxing on the streets of India


The world cattle inventory in 2020 was reported at 987.5 million head.  

India has the largest cattle inventory in the world in 2020 followed by Brazil & the United States.   Roughly 65% of the world’s cattle are in India, Brazil & the United States.  (The cattle inventory in India includes water buffalo).

Cattle ranch in Brazil. Ranching greatly contributes to deforestation in the Amazon region of the country.



Cattle ranch in the United States


Canadian ranch

Cattle on a beautiful ranch in Alberta. The beef industry in Canada and around the world has faced many challenges. Mad cow disease, over supply, drought, cost of hay, and many other challenges have resulted in a fairly up and down industry. However, these cattle, resting on a hill in Kananaskis Country in Alberta’s pristine foothills, don’t seem to have a worry in the world. The dramatic fall colours and snow on the Rocky Mountains enhance the scenic image…an idyllic Alberta landscape!

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