Data From Cattle Survey in Costa Rica

There were 1,575,779 head of cattle on 45,780 ranches, an increase of 14.2% compared to the figures reported in 2011.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG):

In our country, the cattle herd is 1,575,779 head of cattle and there are 45,780 cattle farms, these are the results of a livestock survey, presented on Tuesday by Gloria Abraham, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and Leonardo Luconi , President of the Livestock Corporation (CORFOGA).

This survey shows a difference of 14.2% in the cattle herd in relation to the last estimate made in 2011 by the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture, FAO, which estimated 1,380,000 cattle in Costa Rica.

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