As per the 20th Livestock Census (2019), the livestock population in the State was 38.36 lakh. It is 1.34 per cent less as compared to previous Census of 2012. The reason for decline is the reduction in the population of other animals especially domestic dogs, rabbit, donkey and elephants by 14.69 per cent. The poultry population of Kerala as per the 20th Livestock Census is 298.18 lakh, which accounts for 3.5 per cent of the total poultry population in the country. It registered 25 per cent increase over the 19th Livestock Census. Growth rate of poultry population in Kerala is higher than the growth rate recorded at the national level (16.81 per cent). Kerala ranks 9th among states in poultry population of the country.

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Source : Economic Review 2019