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Table 6. Farms with Specialty Livestock Types in the 1997 Census of Agriculture

Farms with Specialty 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 1,924 21.8% 1,328 82.2% 690,062 9.7% 84.9% 65 23.7%
Total agricultural sales above $500,000 655 7.4% 1,108 68.6% 1,691,333 12.1% 83.4% 19 6.9%
Total agricultural sales of $250,000 to $500,000 563 6.4% 162 10.0% 287,854 14.0% 77.4% 18 6.6%
Total agricultural sales below $250,000 706 8.0% 58 3.6% 81,860 4.1% 92.2% 28 10.2%
 
Intermediate farms 3,639 41.2% 190 11.7% 52,155 4.1% 88.1% 122 44.5%
Total agricultural sales of $100,000 to $250,000 733 8.3% 100 6.2% 136,598 11.1% 79.1% 24 8.8%
Total agricultural sales of $10,000 to $100,000 2,306 26.1% 86 5.3% 37,113 2.9% 88.6% 71 25.9%
Total agricultural sales below $10,000 600 6.8% 4 0.3% 6,803 0.5% 97.2% 27 9.9%
 
Rural-residence farms 3,271 37.0% 98 6.1% 29,891 1.7% 92.8% 87 31.8%
Total agricultural sales of $100,000 to $250,000 219 2.5% 31 1.9% 143,133 5.5% 86.8% 6 2.2%
Total agricultural sales of $10,000 to $100,000 1,995 22.6% 59 3.7% 29,820 1.6% 91.0% 49 17.9%
Total agricultural sales below $10,000 1,057 12.0% 7 0.4% 6,562 1.0% 97.4% 32 11.7%
 
All farms with livestock 8,834 100.0% 1,615 100.0% 182,844 4.4% 89.1% 274 100.0%
* 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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