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Table 7. Profile of farms with specialty livestock types in the 1997

Profile of farms with specialty livestock types in the 1997 Census of Agriculture

 
  Farms that meet criteria for "farms with few livestock," but specialty livestock sales were more than $5,000 Farms that meet criteria for "farms with pastured livestock types and few other livestock," but specialty livestock sales were more than 75 percent of total livestock sales Farms that meet criteria for "farms with confined livestock types," but specialty livestock sales were more than 75 percent of total livestock sales All farms with specialty livestock types Percent of total for all farms with livestock
Farms with only specialty livestock types Farms with a mix of specialty livestock types and other livestock types
Number of farms 6,826 1,172 786 50 8,834 0.7%
Percent 77.3% 13.3% 8.9% 0.6% 100.0%  
 
Percent that primarily produce crops 4.3% 4.5% 6.0% 2.0% 4.4%  
Percent that primarily produce livestock 90.1% 86.1% 84.6% 92.0% 89.1%  
 
Total agricultural sales ($) 1,533,175,707 106,925,267 214,946,962 65,420,064 1,920,468,000 1.5%
Sales per farm 224,608 91,233 273,469 1,308,401 217,395 221.4%
 
Livestock sales ($) 1,263,909,162 90,662,252 202,967,572 57,702,731 1,615,241,717 1.6%
Sales per farm:  
Mean 185,161 77,357 258,228 1,154,055 182,844 243.3%
25th percentile 12,000 10,000 3,400 65,979 11,016  
50th percentile (median) 30,000 20,051 26,796 228,802 28,900  
75th percentile 99,385 50,000 112,991 469,551 94,200  
90th percentile 300,000 160,000 356,402 2,209,875 298,262  
95th percentile 700,000 315,000 902,522 6,642,000 650,000  
Dollar value for sale of:  
Cattle other than fattened cattle 0 749,928 5,736,573 1,153,934 7,640,435 <0.1%
Fattened cattle 0 65,217 47,517 544,658 657,392 <0.1%
Dairy products 0 2,952 55,267 383,339 441,558 <0.1%
Hogs and pigs 0 119,838 11,095 190,073 321,006 <0.1%
Chicken and turkey products 867 457,055 20,231 446,235 924,389 <0.1%
Specialty livestock products 1,263,891,745 88,808,094 196,659,443 54,955,942 1,604,315,223 96.1%
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, donkeys 12,650 331,078 230,195 6,037 579,960 0.1%
Sheep and goat products 3,900 128,090 207,251 22,513 361,754 <0.1%
 
Animal units:  
Fattened cattle 0 35 21 200 256 <0.1%
Beef cows 0 372 18,261 379 19,012 0.1%
Other beef cattle 0 584 6,772 828 8,184 <0.1%
Milk cows 0 36 16 459 512 <0.1%
Other dairy cattle 0 12 17 116 145 <0.1%
Hogs and pigs 0 63 17 246 326 <0.1%
Chickens 0 69 11 227 307 <0.1%
Turkeys 0 24 4 0 27 <0.1%
All types 0 1,196 25,119 2,456 28,771 <0.1%
 
End-of-year inventory:  
Sheep and goats 0 2,271 8,712 317 11,300 0.1%
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, donkeys 0 2,173 6,465 150 8,788 0.3%

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