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Hogs And Pigs

The number of farms selling hogs and pigs in Kossuth County decreased 37% from 1992 to 1997. Over that same period the number of hogs and pigs sold in the county increased by 56%. Statewide, the number of farms with hog and pig sales decreased 46% while the number of hogs and pigs sold increased 2%.

5. Farms Selling Hogs and Pigs and the Number of Hogs and Pigs Sold
Year
1997
1992
1987
1982
1978
1974
1969
Farms Selling
326
516
647
816
1,037
1,111
1,419
Number Sold
657,058
422,333
392,010
453,134
421,392
354,494
345,405

 

Fattened Cattle

The number of farms in Kossuth County selling fattened cattle decreased 19% from 1992 to 1997, while the number of fattened cattle sold increased 1%. Statewide, farms selling decreased by 22% and cattle sales dropped by 16% over those five years.

6. Farms Selling Fattened Cattle and Number of Fattened Cattle Sold
Year
1997
1992
1987
1982
1978
Farms Selling
166
205
266
369
444
Number Sold
22,532
22,313
28,862
43,417
51,576
 

(Note: Fattened cattle are defined as cattle fattened on grain or concentrates for 30 days or more and sold for slaughter.)

 

Dairy Cows

The number of farms in Kossuth County with dairy cows decreased 44% from 1992 to 1997 and the number of dairy cows reported decreased 32%. Statewide, the number of farms with dairy cows decreased 28% and the number of dairy cows dropped 14%.

7. Farms with Dairy Cows and Number of Dairy Cows Reported
Year
1997
1992
1987
1982
Farms with Cows
25
45
71
96
# of Cows
1,191
1,742
2,400
2,678

 

Poultry

A small number of farms in Kossuth County sold chickens in 1997. Nine farms reported turkey sales.

8. Farms Selling Poultry and Number of Poultry Sold

Layers

Broilers

Turkeys

Year
1997
1992
1987
1982

Farms
3
8
25
53

#
Sold
*
*
281,776
295,270

Farms
10
15
32
20

#
Sold
8,142
2,491
6,422
2941

Farms
9
6
7
9

#
Sold

*
*
*
*

* Data suppressed to assure confidentiality.

 

Sheep and Lambs

The number of farms in Kossuth County selling sheep and lambs decreased by 32% and there were 25% fewer head sold in 1997 than in 1992. Statewide, the number of farms with sheep and lamb sales decreased 36% and the number of head sold dropped 46%.

9. Farms Selling Sheep and Lambs and Number of Sheep and Lambs Sold
Year
1997
1992
1987
1982
Farms
68
100
137
172
# Sold
4,736
6,283
6,642
6,414

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