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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:  Bryan Combs
Monday, February 4, 2008

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NEW YORK LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS

The number of operations in New York with cattle totaled 14,300 in 2007, up 1 percent from a year earlier, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.  Operations having 100 – 499 head on hand during 2007 accounted for 41 percent of inventory, 1 percent below the previous year.  Operations with 500 + cattle accounted for 34 percent of inventory, up 1 percent from a year earlier. 

Beef cow operations in New York during 2007, totaled 6,200, up 3 percent from a year earlier.  Milk cow operations in New York were down 3 percent to 6,200 from the 2006 total of 6,400.  The largest size grouping of 500 + head on hand was up 3 percent from a year earlier.  Operations with 200 – 499 head of milk cows accounted for 20 percent of inventory, unchanged from last year. 

The number of U.S. operations with cattle totaled 967,440 during 2007, down slightly from 2006 and 2 percent below 2005. Beef cow operations in 2007 were down 1 percent from 2006 and 2 percent below 2005. Milk cow operations were 5 percent below last year and 9 percent below two years ago.

The number of hog operations in New York totaled 1,200 during 2007, unchanged from a year earlier.  The number of operations with hogs totaled 65,640 during 2007, down slightly from 2006 and down 2 percent from 2005. Places with 2,000 or more head accounted for 82 percent of the inventory.

The number of sheep operations in New York during 2007 remained unchanged from a year earlier at 2,000.  The number of operations with sheep totaled 70,590 during 2007, up 2 percent from 2006 and up 3 percent from 2005. Of all sheep operations that include breeding sheep, 91.1 percent were comprised of 1-99 head, 7.4 percent had 100-499 head, and the remaining 1.5 percent were operations with 500 head or more. Operations with 1-99 head account for 30.8 percent of the inventory, 100-499 head account for 23.1 percent of the inventory, and 500+ head account for 46.1 percent of the inventory.  The information in this release is available by free email subscription by subscribing to New York reports at www.nass.usda.gov/ny.

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02-04-08