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Table 11. Farms with confined livestock types in the 1997

Farms with confined livestock types in the 1997 Census of Agriculture

 
  Gross livestock sales Percent of farms in group that primarily produce crops* Percent of farms in group that primarily produce livestock** Non-white or Hispanic operated farms
Farm type Number of farms Percent of farms Million dollars Percent Per-farm average Number of farms Percent of farms
 
Commercial farms 74,646 31.4% 67,491 85.2% 904,152 7.4% 71.1% 1,166 29.6%
Total agricultural sales above $500,000 34,350 14.4% 57,482 72.6% 1,673,408 4.6% 80.7% 645 16.4%
Total agricultural sales of $250,000 to $500,000 35,973 15.1% 9,572 12.1% 266,083 9.9% 62.8% 445 11.3%
Total agricultural sales below $250,000 4,323 1.8% 438 0.6% 101,306 9.0% 64.2% 76 1.9%
 
Intermediate farms 127,725 53.7% 10,221 12.9% 80,021 6.8% 68.5% 1,741 44.2%
Total agricultural sales of $100,000 to $250,000 60,873 25.6% 7,443 9.4% 122,263 8.6% 64.6% 476 12.1%
Total agricultural sales of $10,000 to $100,000 62,268 26.2% 2,756 3.5% 44,262 5.0% 71.2% 886 22.5%
Total agricultural sales below $10,000 4,584 1.9% 22 0.0% 4,816 6.8% 83.2% 379 9.6%
 
Rural-residence farms 35,450 14.9% 1,515 1.9% 42,726 5.4% 75.7% 1,032 26.2%
Total agricultural sales of $100,000 to $250,000 5,956 2.5% 793 1.0% 133,189 6.5% 75.3% 83 2.1%
Total agricultural sales of $10,000 to $100,000 22,123 9.3% 688 0.9% 31,109 4.8% 72.3% 429 10.9%
Total agricultural sales below $10,000 7,371 3.1% 33 0.0% 4,497 6.4% 86.2% 520 13.2%
 
All farms with livestock 237,821 100.0% 79,227 100.0% 333,136 6.8% 70.4% 3,939 100.0%
* Percent of farms in group with livestock sales representing less than 25% of total sales.
** Percent of farms in group with livestock sales representing more than 75% of total sales.

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