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Top 15 Countries with the Most Cows

Can you name the fifteen countries that have the most domesticated cows?
For the year 2021, according to FAOSTAT
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: June 9, 2023
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First submittedDecember 3, 2016
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# Cows
Country
225 mil
Brazil
193 mil
India
93.8 mil
United States
65.7 mil
Ethiopia
60.5 mil
China
53.4 mil
Argentina
51.5 mil
Pakistan
36.0 mil
Mexico
# Cows
Country
33.3 mil
Chad
32.0 mil
Sudan
30.7 mil
Tanzania
29.3 mil
Colombia
24.5 mil
Bangladesh
24.4 mil
Australia
22.9 mil
Kenya
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Level 71
Dec 5, 2016
Managed to just get Sudan with 2 seconds to spare. Good quiz, quite surprised that Russia was not on the list.
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Level 71
Dec 5, 2016
Just realised that only Argentina and Australia of the top 10 have more cows than people.
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Level 60
Dec 5, 2016
And Brazil
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Level 45
May 31, 2018
eh....its about the same, really
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2021
Chad?
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Level 80
Sep 27, 2021
As was I. The number of times we almost hit cows at the side of the road...
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Level 59
Oct 4, 2021
And now Australia isnt even on the list anymore.
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Level 45
Sep 13, 2023
lucky you. I got all right but Sudan got me.
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Level 58
Dec 5, 2016
What do you mean by "cow"? Do you count yaks and wildebeest as cows?
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Level 85
Dec 5, 2016
And are bulls cows?
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Level 59
Sep 14, 2020
A bull is a male cow.
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2021
A cow is a female bull.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2023
This comment could start a 'me moo' movement
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Level 60
Dec 5, 2016
That depends on how the FAOSTAT counts cows.
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2017
I imagine in this quiz it means 'Bos taurus' what most of us think of as cattle.
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2022
I'd reckon that more than 50% of the cattle represented in this list would be Bos indicus...
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2021
Bovine
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Level 48
Dec 5, 2016
Sudan with 0:07 left. Lucky one!
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Level 44
Mar 15, 2017
Russia?
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2017
Dang, just missed Sudan.
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Level 82
Mar 15, 2017
According to my friend Mike the ancient Sanskrit word for "war" translates as "desire for more cows."
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Level 49
Mar 15, 2017
Haha! My last name means "one who tended cows".
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2019
koeman? cowboy? what is it? or vaccara
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Level 78
Oct 30, 2020
Potato means 'one who tends cows'?
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Level 81
Mar 4, 2022
They do accompany roast beef quite well
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Level 82
Apr 17, 2018
Ireland's equivalent of the Iliad is the Táin Bó Cúailnge, literally translated to 'the driving off of cows of Coolee'. It details a war fought not over Helen of Troy, but a prize bull. Cows are clearly widely considered as a prime reason to have a war.
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Level 70
Mar 15, 2017
So is it just cows, what about bulls, or steers?
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2017
You're right, the title should say cattle. Even the picture is a bull!
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Level 85
Sep 28, 2021
Is it a bull? I've read the horns on highland cows and bulls are differently shaped, but not well versed enough to tell from the picture. My guess would have been that it's a cow(?) Any experts; please weigh in!
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2017
A second definition of the word is any domestic bovine, regardless of sex or age.
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Level 35
May 14, 2019
And other animals - ie: Whales/elephants.
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2019
Common sense is assumed to be a prerequisite for all JetPunk quizzes.
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Level 36
Mar 15, 2017
This quiz has taught me A LOT about cows!
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Level 62
May 20, 2017
I knew there just HAD to be an African country in there, but I didn't guess them at all. I was stuck on the countries around South Africa, didn't even think of the two in the answers. Also, I'm a bit surprised Canada isn't on the list. There's a LOT of beef farming here. I'm not even out West where the really big ranches are, and probably three quarters of the farmers in my and my parent's area have herds of cattle.
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2019
I was surprised that Canada didn't appear, too. I even retyped it a couple of times to make sure I wasn't hitting a wrong key.
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Level 53
Dec 16, 2018
Got em all! I'm impressed I got Ethiopia and Sudan, was just thinking about the Heifer Charity and the work they do.
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Level 33
May 14, 2019
i actually got them all on my first try... shocking
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2019
I read crows eventhough the picture was staring me in the face... It literally took me several seconds for my brain to proces which was right haha (not awake too long I have to add..) ("sooo this one, yes??") This was before I clicked it btw. On the mainpage
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2019
Given that the picture is a Heilan coo, I assumed UK would have to be on the list. Even typed out United Kingdom in full just in case. And then tried Scotland...
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2020
I didnt know that was a(nother) name for it :) I call em highlanders, well actually "Schotse Hooglanders" all three meaning the same though. And yea I wondered about the picture too.

It is not on the quiz though it does represent the subject. And I think they are awesome looking :)

and coo sounds the same as koe which is what we call a cow. It is really interesting to hear/listen to Scots :)

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Level 51
Oct 18, 2019
why is this on a series that is named top 10
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Level 58
Dec 29, 2019
Praise the cows (in Indian)
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Level 79
Oct 4, 2021
You mean Hindi?
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2020
why is there 15 answers on a quiz that is called top 10
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2020
Can't believe Brazil has more cows than India after yesterday a street cow eat my homework which I had kept in the windows to dry
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2020
Best excuse for not doing homework yet. I never tried that one when I was at school.
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Level 58
Nov 3, 2022
Brazil exports a lot of beef to the world. The raising of cattle for this purpose is very strong. I think that explains the large amount.
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2021
I considered Chad and Sudan too arid for cows...so I didn't try guessing them.
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Level 77
Sep 28, 2021
Why are they eating so many cows in India when hindus consider the animal sacred?
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Level 74
Sep 28, 2021
Cause every person in India is Hindu of course
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Level 71
Sep 29, 2021
It doesn't say anywhere that they consume these cows, they just have them. I think it's still acceptable in Hinduism to use cows for dairy, and there are other uses for cows, such as using them for labor and burning their dung as fuel (source).
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2021
The cows I saw in India weren't being eaten. They were just kind of hanging out.
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Level 57
Oct 4, 2021
They are also often relabelled as buffalos before being exported to states (or countries) where killing cows is legal. India is the largest exporter of cow hides in the world…
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Level 43
Oct 4, 2021
this is for beef cows
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
"The bovine crescent" goes from Chad to Tanzania!

Makes me wonder if the climate or culture was more significant.

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Level 21
Mar 29, 2023
DARN!!! I got :( 6/15
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Level 21
Mar 29, 2023
This is fun
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Level 72
Sep 13, 2023
My recent trip to Tanzania helped me get the 5 African countries, so on a second attempt, I have 100% success in this quiz.
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Level 67
Sep 13, 2023
Just missed Chad