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March 29, 2012

Farm Animal Statistics: Top Five States

The Humane Society of the United States

March 29, 2012

Top Five States & U.S.
By Type of Animal Production
2012

  Cattlea Broilersb Hogsc Sheep,
Lambs
& Goats
d
Laying
Hens
e
Dairy
Cows
f
  (thousands of animals)
           
Tex.   (2,950) Ga.    (1,663,736) Iowa (19,800) Tex.   (650) Iowa  (53,040) Calif. (1,769)
Neb.  (2,650) Ala.   (1,558,040) N.C.   (8,800) Calif. (570) Ohio  (27,740) Wisc. (1,265)
3 Kan.  (2,370) Ark.   (1,232,183) Minn. (7,800) Colo. (460) Pa.    (25,125) N.Y.      (610)
4 Iowa  (1,300) N.C.  (1,009,206) Ill.      (4,600) Wyo.  (370) Ind.   (23,224) Idaho   (578)
5 Colo. (1,170) Miss.    (984,423) Ind.    (3,850) Utah  (305) Calif. (19,169) Pa.       (541)
             
  U.S.: 14,121 U.S.: 10,698,407 U.S.:  65,931 U.S.: 5,345 U.S.: 338,428 U.S.:   9,194
             
             
a Cattle on Feed (COF) (Jan. 1, 2012)
b Broilers - 52 week total, chicks placed (Jan. 1, 2012)
c Hogs & Pigs - Inventory by class, wt. group (Dec. 1, 2011)
d Sheep, Lambs & Goats - January Inventory : Total sheep, breeding & lamb crop (Jan. 2012)
e Chicken and Eggs 2011 Summary: Annual average number of layers, eggs per layer, and total egg production (2011)
f Milk Cows, Milk Production, Milk Per Cow: Annual (2011)
 
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service
 
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