Total cattle livestock reached 13,769 '000 in 2014 in South Africa, according to Faostat. This is 1.65 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, total cattle livestock in South Africa reached an all time high of 14,167 '000 in 1979 and an all time low of 10,446 '000 in 1966. When compared to South Africa's main peers, total cattle livestock in Botswana amounted to 2,568 '000, 637 '000 in Lesotho and 2,370 '000 in Namibia in 2014.
South Africa has been ranked 20th within the group of 161 countries we follow in terms of total cattle livestock, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.