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Livestock Records for Missouri


Item of Livestock
Record High Record Low Date
Series Began
Head Year 1/ Head Year 1/
CATTLE          
All Cattle Jan. 1 6,800,000 1975 1,134,000 1867 1867
Beef Cows Jan. 1 2,759,000 1975 280,000 1912 1900
Milk Cows Jan. 1 1,115,000 1945 114,000 2006 1867
Cattle on Feed Jan. 1 442,000 1969 65,000 2004 1950
Calf Crop 2,840,000 1974 908,000 1927 1924
           
MILK          
Milk Production 2/ (annual) 4,132,000,000 1950 1,847,000,000 2004 1924
           
HOGS          
Inventory Dec. 1 5,405,000 1944 2,400,000 1935 1867
Pig Crop          
Spring 4,037,000 1943 1,588,000 1937 1924
Fall 4,352,000 1970 1,123,000 1934 1924
           
SHEEP          
Inventory Jan. 1 1,780,000 1943 60,000 2004 1867
Lamb Crop 1,298,000 1942 55,000 2001 1924
Wool Production 2/ (annual) 11,052,000 1942 370,000 2003 1909
           
LAYERS AND EGG PRODUCTION          
Inventory Dec. 1 3/ 23,724,000 1925 6,184,000 1999 1924
Egg Production 4/ (annual) 3,052,000,000 1944 1,149,000,000 1974 1925
           
OTHER POULTRY          
Broilers Produced 5/ 255,000,000 1998 1,200,000 1934 1934
Turkeys Raised 25,500,000 2002 248,000 1930 1929
           
1/ These are the latest years that records were achieved. In some cases, these records were equaled in earlier years.
2/ Production in pounds.
3/ Layers 20 weeks old and older.
4/ Production in eggs.
5/ Series publication ended in 1999