How Many Goats Are In The World
Goats are one of the most important animals in the world. While they may not be as well known as cows, horses or sheep, they’re still very important to many people in developing countries.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are approximately 924 million goats in the world today.
The FAO estimates that there are approximately 924 million goats in the world today, representing nearly 20% of all livestock species. Goats are used for their meat and hides, as well as their milk and meat products.
Goats have been domesticated for thousands of years and were first bred on the banks of the Nile River around 6500 BCE. The early Egyptians were probably the first people to keep goats as pets, but they also used them for food and clothing (goat hair was woven into cloth). Today, goats are primarily raised in Africa (39%), Asia and Oceania (38%), Latin America (12%) and Europe (10%).
The most recent data shows that China is leading the world with the highest goat population at 153,096,000 or 16.5% of all goats.
According to the most recent data, the world’s largest goat population is in China. It has a population of 153,096,000 or 16.5% of all goats on earth. With its population size and geographical location, China is well suited to raising goats as livestock.
With its large number of livestock in general, China also has more goats than any other country per capita: 546/100 people versus India’s 455/100 people.
India comes in second place with 117,468,000 or 12.7%.
The second largest goat population in the world comes from India, with 117,468,000 or 12.7%. This is nearly double that of the United States’ 60 million headcount. In comparison to China’s total population of 1.4 billion people, however—which has over 1 billion more residents than all other countries combined—India’s figures are minuscule.
Other countries that make up the top five include Ethiopia (39,141,000 or 4.2%), Bangladesh (31,800,000 or 3.4%) and Sudan (21,600,000 or 2.3%).
Ethiopia has the largest goat population in Africa, as well as the third largest goat population in the world. The country is home to 39,141,000 goats (4.2% of all goats worldwide) and was one of the first countries to domesticate this animal over 4,000 years ago. It also has a long history of using goats for meat and milk production; it’s said that Abraham kept a herd at his side during his journey through Egypt.
In North America, Mexico has over 13 million goats while in Europe; Turkey is leading with almost 22 million goats.
The world’s most popular goat breed is the Spanish goat. This animal comes from Spain and has been around for thousands of years. The Spanish goat is found in many countries around the world, but particularly in Mexico where it accounts for over 80% of all goats produced in North America.
In Europe, Turkey has more than twice as many goats as any other country. This is mainly due to their large population which makes them an ideal place to raise this kind of livestock product. In fact, there are almost 22 million goats living in Turkey!
Overall, Asia is leading with a population of 511 million goats or 55% of all goats on earth.
If you’re familiar with the world’s populations of goats, then you may have noticed that over half of all the goats in the world are Asian. This means that if we are to make a guess as to how many goats there are in total on Earth, we can say:
- Over half of all the goats live in Asia
- Over half of all the goats live in Africa
And this is true!
Africa follows close behind with 286 million or 31% of all goats in the world.
Africa follows close behind with 286 million or 31% of all goats in the world. The continent has a population of 286 million goats and is second to Asia in goat populations.
Africa has a total of 14 countries that are home to various breeds of goats, including the Boer goat, Sable, Zwartbles and others.
Over half of all the goats in the world are in Asia and over half are in Africa.
It turns out that over half of all the goats in the world are in Asia and over half are in Africa. Goats are not native to North America, South America, or Australia. They also aren’t native to Europe but they have become common there since being introduced during the Middle Ages.
The world has a large population of goats, which are a key source of milk and meat for many countries. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that there are 924 million goats in the world today. This means that one out of every three people on earth have seen a goat in person at least once in their lifetime!