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Table 1 Population changes of main livestock species in Italy between 1961 and 2009 (*1,000 head)

From: Agro-silvo-pastoral systems in Italy: integration and diversification

  1961 1970 1980 1990 2000 2009
Cattle 9,827 9,563 8,719 8,745 7,162 6,124
Sheep 8,230 8,138 9,110 10,848 11,017 8,175
Goats 1,381 1,031 978 1,246 1,397 957
Asses 499 293 133 74 23 24
Horses 408 296 273 271 280 300
  1. - Source: FAO 2011