Table 6: Distribution of livestock across Malawi in 1998 Back to profile
Livestock (head) Karonga Mzuzu Kasungu Salima Lilongwe Machinga Blantyre Shire Valley Total
Cattle 86,687 130,502 91,501 44,965 73,128 3,876 42,547 81,129 589,175
Work Oxen 12,217 29,480 17,147 2,137 9,333 1,977 852 1,584 74,997
Goats 23,700 130,345 264,822 149,930 349,680 217,001 211,666 21,937 1,566,514
Sheep 4,521 14,580 11,913 13,499 9,544 38,391 2,482 2,987 97,916
Poultry 46,340 94,660 106,325 121,395 172,694 271,117 241,631 61,837 1,115,999

Source: NRI, 1998
NB. Note the difference in totals between the NRI and FAO data