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Table 9. Profile of farms with pastured livestock types in 1997

Profile of farms with pastured livestock types and few other livestock in the 1997 Census of Agriculture

 
  Farms with only sheep and goats Farms with only horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys Farms with only beef cattle (other than fattened cattle) Farms with mixture of pastured livestock but no fattened cattle, milk cows, swine, chickens, or turkeys Farms with mixture of pastured livestock and up to 4 AU of fattened cattle, milk cows, swine, chickens, or turkeys All farms with pastured livestock Percent of total for all farms with livestock
Number of farms 11,937 30,083 417,066 147,665 100,614 707,365 53.8%
Percent 1.7% 4.3% 59.0% 20.9% 14.2% 100.0%  
 
Percent that primarily produce crops 21.5% 48.5% 13.1% 9.1% 13.0% 13.9%  
Percent that primarily produce livestock 66.5% 47.4% 69.2% 76.2% 68.8% 69.6%  
 
Total agricultural sales ($) 542,999,683 795,274,493 18,074,489,373 9,114,058,317 3,576,474,880 32,103,296,746 24.9%
Sales per farm 45,489 26,436 43,337 61,721 35,546 45,384 46.2%
 
Livestock sales ($) 259,647,277 561,468,897 8,454,255,790 6,157,315,387 1,758,488,797 17,191,176,148 17.4%
Sales per farm:  
Mean 21,751 18,664 20,271 41,698 17,478 24,303 32.3%
25th percentile 1,060 0 3,000 3,300 2,800 2,800  
50th percentile (median) 2,500 1,000 6,400 8,423 5,720 6,250  
75th percentile 5,879 6,000 14,854 25,800 12,464 15,400  
90th percentile 16,000 20,000 35,000 79,758 31,000 40,200  
95th percentile 32,000 42,000 61,600 152,378 59,856 78,108  
Dollar value for sale of:  
Cattle other than fattened cattle 0 0 8,441,232,799 5,595,179,752 1,545,594,644 15,582,007,195 77.3%
Fattened cattle 0 0 0 0 87,335,894 87,335,894 0.4%
Dairy products 0 0 0 0 2,520,548 2,520,548 <0.1%
Hogs and pigs 0 0 0 0 18,421,074 18,421,074 0.1%
Chicken and turkey products 0 0 0 0 5,325,405 5,325,405 <0.1%
Specialty livestock products 343,747 1,211,586 7,138,540 7,576,669 3,568,821 19,839,363 1.2%
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, donkeys 35,778 560,090,350 3,032,335 239,052,983 39,944,522 842,155,968 81.3%
Sheep and goat products 259,267,752 166,961 2,852,116 315,505,983 55,777,889 633,570,701 84.7%
 
Animal units:  
Fattened cattle 0 0 0 0 44,361 44,361 0.5%
Beef cows 0 0 16,651,685 10,305,181 3,630,671 30,587,537 86.0%
Other beef cattle 0 0 7,527,475 4,819,392 1,566,561 13,913,428 68.3%
Milk cows 0 0 0 0 10,834 10,834 0.1%
Other dairy cattle 0 0 0 0 8,346 8,346 0.3%
Hogs and pigs 0 0 0 0 15,857 15,857 0.2%
Chickens 0 0 0 0 2,466 2,466 0.1%
Turkeys 0 0 0 0 322 322 <0.1%
All types 0 0 24,179,160 15,124,573 5,279,417 44,583,150 46.8%
 
End-of-year inventory:  
Sheep and goats 2,202,044 0 0 5,532,589 924,664 8,659,297 88.3%
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, donkeys 0 666,526 0 848,530 212,227 1,727,283 68.3%

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