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Number of Livestock Farmers - 2019 ***
District No. of Farmers Raising
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe
(Local)
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe (Improved)
Goat Swine Poultry
Local Poultry Broiler Farmers Egg Producing Farmers Total
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
COLOMBO 1,281 924 293 148 1,527 68 52 121 45 1,813
GAMPAHA 3,333 1,683 1,027 934 4,930 712 306 823 81 6,582
KALUTARA 2,725 828 976 92 3,546 133 54 915 21 4,669
KANDY 3,808 3,467 2,951 27 8,244 563 79 2,429 20 11,335
MATALE 2,931 2,271 971 237 5,578 211 88 1,161 19 7,057
NUWARA-ELIYA 4,455 4,732 2,347 16 9.400 990 11 2,726 4 13,131
GALLE 2,337 736 558 58 1,927 86 30 252 13 2,308
MATARA 2,193 451 344 7 1,578 64 5 347 8 2,002
HAMBANTOTA 3,861 610 140 22 1,326 73 7 241 7 1,654
JAFFNA* 11,573 2,405 18,675 3 448 535 2 348 1 1,334
KILINOCHCHI 3,470 975 3,327 7 3,914 1,627 8 407 0 5,956
MANNAR 4,946 612 1,380 6 3,017 148 7 229 6 3,407
VAVUNIYA 4,531 452 1,634 31 2,766 191 2 184 0 3,143
MULLATIVU 5,994 2,424 1,168 7 6,405 224 1 844 0 7,474
BATTICALOA 7,369 1,009 3,371 3 3,293 606 0 1,896 1 5,796
AMPARA 6,375 1,622 1,215 10 8,204 812 40 2,485 11 11,552
TRINCOMALEE 4,912 650 2,429 6 3,259 235 14 961 0 4,469
KURUNEGALA 12,555 12,579 2,598 910 9.143 1,212 646 1,731 928 13,660
PUTTALAM 5,124 3,821 2,969 2,878 8,261 1.142 311 1,044 115 10,873
ANURADHAPURA 4,649 5,000 646 82 6,235 224 123 1,125 170 7,877
POLONNARUWA 4,647 2,014 709 26 4,479 300 73 1,300 6 6,158
BADULLA 5,901 4,695 1,375 9 3,374 306 48 1,436 17 5,181
MONERAGALA 6,209 1,081 443 12 3,049 170 24 1,065 4 4,312
RATNAPURA 2,296 739 1,235 23 2,729 647 66 1,030 9 4,481
KEGALLE 2,417 434 1,023 23 2,260 174 132 328 2 2,896
Total 119,892 56,274 53,804 5,577 108,892 11,453 23,428 25,428 1,488 149,390
 
 
Number of Livestock Farmers - 2018
District No. of Farmers Raising
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe
(Local)
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe (Improved)
Goat Swine Poultry
Local Poultry Broiler Farmers Egg Producing Farmers Total
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
COLOMBO 1,251 949 284 159 1,541 79 55 217 49 1,941
GAMPAHA 3,509 1,545 1,091 1,166 5,698 751 380 877 48 7,754
KALUTARA 2,639 731 798 106 3,045 101 50 449 17 3,662
KANDY 5,067 8,119 2,835 14 8,248 365 106 2,052 31 10,802
MATALE 3,104 2,062 946 205 5,268 238 88 728 16 6,338
NUWARA-ELIYA 3,129 5,161 2,850 19 9,720 556 18 4,007 10 14,311
GALLE 2,565 531 588 37 1,982 77 35 470 17 2,581
MATARA 2,179 420 328 11 1,528 60 5 344 10 1,947
HAMBANTOTA 3,846 553 286 34 1,210 308 16 266 43 1,843
JAFFNA* 10,571 2,840 18,508 5 786 517 2 418 1 1,724
KILINOCHCHI 4,737 1,302 4,075 19 4,065 435 44 260 0 4,804
MANNAR 5,020 461 3,255 8 2,657 87 0 122 0 2,866
VAVUNIYA 4,457 414 1,492 12 2,307 185 0 199 0 2,691
MULLATIVU 5,031 841 895 14 6,168 346 1 2,576 0 9,091
BATTICALOA 7,540 648 3,327 30 2,969 644 3 1,892 1 5,509
AMPARA 6,552 1,120 1,566 8 10,289 859 63 2,089 26 13,326
TRINCOMALEE 5,671 583 1,973 6 2,194 107 28 2,099 0 4,428
KURUNEGALA 12,234 11,197 2,458 896 9,209 944 707 2,105 782 13,747
PUTTALAM 7,763 3,585 3,063 2,839 12,210 533 266 1,258 93 14,360
ANURADHAPURA 7,416 6,294 886 110 7,804 322 120 864 11 9,121
POLONNARUWA 4,765 1,862 732 29 4,423 419 91 1,068 17 6,018
BADULLA 7,590 4,959 1,228 8 3,054 234 37 1,412 14 4,751
MONERAGALA 6,121 964 410 13 3,263 163 26 1,103 16 4,571
RATNAPURA 2,411 655 1,177 21 2,663 732 59 1,102 6 4,562
KEGALLE 1,323 1,217 1,092 32 2,548 199 136 1,265 11 4,159
Total 126,491 59,013 56,143 5,801 114,849 9,261 2,336 29,242 1,219 156,907
 
Number of Livestock Farmers - 2017
District No. of Farmers Raising
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe
(Local)
Goat Swine Poultry
Local Poultry Broiler Farmers Egg Producing Farmers Total
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
COLOMBO 1,725 295 139 1,497 55 36 222 39 1,849
GAMPAHA 5,892 1,388 1,658 7,995 658 293 1,433 24 10,403
KALUTARA 3,022 916 143 3,133 123 45 380 18 3,699
KANDY 10,056 2,905 18 8,782 225 93 3,613 19 12,732
MATALE 4,828 901 204 4,253 94 80 640 19 5,086
NUWARA-ELIYA 10,948 2,838 14 9,374 419 16 4,910 1 14,720
GALLE 2,522 319 112 1,907 139 23 1035 15 3,119
MATARA 2,445 372 5 1,422 67 9 360 9 1,867
HAMBANTOTA 3,699 167 34 1,256 49 10 394 5 1,714
JAFFNA* 20,612 17,052 1 4,919 568 10 2,283 6 7,786
KILINOCHCHI 2,897 1900 6 7,156 196 0 5,035 0 12,387
MANNAR 5,094 1118 6 382 73 0 169 1 625
VAVUNIYA 4,367 1308 12 287 176 3 9 2 477
MULLATIVU 8,462 953 5 4,230 121 0 2,124 0 6,475
BATTICALOA 9,257 3,786 0 3,745 561 1 2,827 19 7,153
AMPARA 11,093 1,548 7 8,685 745 38 1,638 4 11,110
TRINCOMALEE 5,913 1,633 6 3,854 144 0 1,088 4 5,090
KURUNEGALA 20,121 2,011 1,554 8,059 703 566 1,535 890 11,753
PUTTALAM 9,120 3,106 3,276 12,043 336 264 1,160 114 13,917
ANURADHAPURA 11,949 720 113 7,665 277 127 1,197 5 9,271
POLONNARUWA 5,648 530 32 2,981 168 63 1,146 6 4,364
BADULLA 9,860 1,471 9 3,754 179 11 2,108 5 6,054
MONERAGALA 6,940 287 21 2,316 134 9 1,554 0 4,013
RATNAPURA 2,955 1,159 122 2,858 99 47 803 23 3,830
KEGALLE 2,725 1,001 32 2,440 195 153 1,130 9 3,907
Total 182,150 49,684 7,529 114,993 6,504 1,877 38,793 1,237 163,404
 
 
Number of Livestock Farmers - 2016
District No. of Farmers Raising
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe
(Local)
Goat Swine Poultry
Local Poultry Broiler Farmers Egg Producing Farmers Total
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
COLOMBO 1,756 276 141 1,359 94 81 80 217 1,831
GAMPAHA 6,698 1,379 1,507 7,811 485 267 1,923 32 10,518
KALUTARA 3,209 761 127 2,973 134 52 461 21 3,641
KANDY 6,539 2,662 18 8,627 331 65 1,612 20 10,655
MATALE 4,764 782 149 3,222 91 86 661 17 4,077
NUWARA-ELIYA 10,790 2,798 14 9,352 409 17 4,910 1 14,689
GALLE 2,853 357 60 1,917 101 13 995 18 3,044
MATARA 2,550 262 9 ,1248 58 15 389 13 1,723
HAMBANTOTA 3,860 108 29 1,439 83 11 428 5 1,966
JAFFNA* 20,612 17,052 0 4,919 206 6 136 7 5,274
KILINOCHCHI 2,787 1,719 8 6,090 407 0 2,615 0 9,112
MANNAR 5,202 982 1 428 73 0 242 0 743
VAVUNIYA 4,023 1,371 7 263 265 34 41 0 603
MULLATIVU 8,165 1,021 6 1,989 284 2 1,005 0 3,280
BATTICALOA 10,351 3,713 0 4,281 571 2 2,271 1 7,126
AMPARA 11,571 1,470 15 10,384 608 51 3,363 4 14,410
TRINCOMALEE 6,068 1,541 12 3,871 124 1 1,602 3 5,601
KURUNEGALA 20,362 1,982 1,015 6,580 845 554 1,652 1,014 10,645
PUTTALAM 9,176 3,356 3,206 11,005 414 226 1,019 89 12,753
ANURADHAPURA 11,173 795 107 6,084 256 131 996 6 7,473
POLONNARUWA 4,860 452 36 2,318 100 88 1,006 3 3,515
BADULLA 10,901 1,635 5 3,738 393 17 2,206 0 6,354
MONERAGALA 6,500 347 10 2,272 79 56 1,293 2 3,702
RATNAPURA 2,718 1,101 30 2,232 155 41 560 46 3,034
KEGALLE 3,147 1,003 27 3,030 184 156 993 3 4,366
Total 180,635 48,925 6,539 107,432 6,750 1,972 32,459 1,522 150,135
 
 
Number of Livestock Farmers - 2015
District No. of Farmers Raising
Cattle
and/or
Buffaloe
(Local)
Goat Swine Poultry
Local Poultry Broiler Farmers Egg Producing Farmers Total
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
No. of
Chicken
Below 1000
No. of
Chicken
Over 1000
COLOMBO 2,763 392 141 2,132 140 70 220 41 2,603
GAMPAHA 6,193 1,349 2,035 11,133 510 178 2,631 50 14,502
KALUTARA 3,324 1,041 154 4,951 310 42 343 23 5,669
KANDY 8,997 3,535 15 8,115 241 80 3,498 12 11,946
MATALE 5,147 1,078 245 5,003 149 69 922 13 6,156
NUWARA-ELIYA 10,607 2,827 20 10,004 526 20 5,986 3 16,539
GALLE 3,234 519 37 3,399 111 23 942 28 4,503
MATARA 2,474 2,119 11 1,943 85 8 625 11 2,672
HAMBANTOTA 4,158 174 36 2,023 64 20 568 11 2,686
JAFFNA 21,697 17,950 0 5,178 527 8 354 8 6,075
KILINOCHCHI 2,264 1,189 3 4,094 521 0 4,240 0 8,855
MANNAR 4,489 937 6 425 51 2 281 0 759
VAVUNIYA 4,014 1,157 10 182 297 1 21 0 501
MULLATIVU 7,289 1,311 0 1,979 209 2 1 0 2,191
BATTICALOA 8,731 4,455 2 4,044 634 0 2,751 0 7,429
AMPARA 8,702 1,512 15 7,099 1,065 24 2,608 1 10,797
TRINCOMALEE 6,129 2,114 8 4,766 200 20 2,065 1 7,052
KURUNEGALA 22,395 2,797 1,441 14,422 917 571 2,330 804 19,044
PUTTALAM 8,980 3,710 3,769 14,706 737 257 850 89 16,639
ANURADHAPURA 9,308 980 140 9,616 281 58 1,691 4 11,650
POLONNARUWA 5,559 950 26 5,032 206 24 2,170 13 7,445
BADULLA 16,366 2,453 13 4,513 209 18 3,984 3 8,727
MONERAGALA 9,148 515 14 4,330 151 91 2,435 0 7,007
RATNAPURA 3,092 1,347 25 2,738 177 54 901 16 3,886
KEGALLE 3,533 1,713 77 3,654 439 183 1,723 2 6,001
MAHAWELI "H" 3,163 275 26 3,863 104 24 136 1 4,128
Total 191,756 58,399 8,269 139,344 8,861 1,847 44,276 11,134 195,462
* - Estimate
*** - Provisional
 
Agriculture and Environmental Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo, Sri Lanka.