According to the preliminary results of the 2015 livestock census undertaken by the National Statistic Office (NSO) of Mongolia, the number of livestock in the country has reached to 55,957,000. The number of horses has increased by between 0.1 and 0.2 punction; sheep and goats have decreased by between 0.1 and 0.2 punction; the number of camels nationwide has remained the same as last year. The richest province in terms of number of livestock is Uvurhangai, followed by Tuv, Khuvsgul and Bayanhongor.
The province, which has the most cattle, is Arhangai; the largest number of camels – Umnugovi, sheep – Arhangai and goats – Bayanhongor. Also, the NSO has analyzed the the herder families themselves, for example it has shown that 42% herders have basic education, 30% primary education and 1.9% have higher education.