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EQUINE


Released: July 2001
 
 

SARATOGA NUMBER ONE COUNTY FOR EQUINE

Saratoga ranked number one in both number of equine and total value, according to the New York Agricultural Statistics Service. Saratoga had 11,800 Equine with a total value of $317.4 million dollars on September 1, 2000. Inventory was 27 percent more then on December 31, 1988. Saratoga ranked number one in the number of equine in 1988 but was number three in total value on that date.

The remaining top five counties were (2) Erie with 7,200 Equine, (3) Dutchess - 7,000 head, (4) Orange - 6,800 head, and Suffolk - 5,800 head. Dutchess and Suffolk counties had increases in inventory, while Erie and Orange county inventories declined.

The top five counties according to total value of Equine were as follows: (1) Saratoga, (2) Nassau, (3) Dutchess, (4) Westchester and (5) the five boroughs of New York City. The total value of the top five counties was $952.6 million, or 56 percent, of the total value in the State.

EQUINE INVENTORY AND VALUE BY COUNTY,
New York, 1988 and 2000

County Number Total Value
Dec. 31,
1988
Sept. 1,
2000
Rank
2000
Dec. 31,
1988
Sept. 1,
2000
Rank
2000
Head Thousand Dollars
Jefferson 2,200 4,300 10 6,490 13,760 19
Lewis 500 1,200 48 1,475 3,300 53
St. Lawrence 3,500 2,900 21 10,325 8,990 35
Northern, Total 6,200 8,400 18,290 26,050
Clinton 1,000 1,500 45 3,595 6,150 43
Essex 1,500 1,000 53 5,393 3,100 54
Franklin 700 800 56 2,516 2,560 55
Hamilton NA 100 58 NA 180 58
Warren 1,400 1,200 48 5,033 5,100 47
Northeast, Total 4,600 4,600 16,537 17,090
Erie 8,000 7,200   2 41,800 48,240   9
Genesee 2,700 2,100 35 14,108 10,080 33
Livingston 3,400 3,300 18 17,765 13,200 21
Monroe 7,200 5,700   6 37,620 27,930 12
Niagara 3,000 3,000 20 15,675 12,000 25
Ontario 3,800 3,700 13 19,855 22,570 13
Orleans 2,100 1,400 47 10,972 4,060 50
Seneca 700 900 55 3,657 1,800 57
Wayne 3,200 2,000 36 16,720 6,600 42
Wyoming 1,800 1,800 40 9,405 5,220 45
Yates 1,100 1,200 48 5,748 3,480 52
Western, Total 37,000 32,300 193,325 155,180
Cayuga 2,400 2,200 33 9,540 7,700 36
Chenango 3,100 2,900 21 12,322 10,440 32
Cortland 1,500 1,600 42 5,963 3,680 51
Herkimer 1,400 1,600 42 5,565 4,800 48
Madison 2,700 2,600 26 10,732 12,220 24
Oneida 6,000 5,500   7 23,850 31,350 11
Onondaga 5,500 3,700 13 21,863 17,760 16
Oswego 2,700 2,000 36 10,732 11,000 29
Otsego 3,200 3,500 15 12,720 11,200 28
Central, Total 28,500 25,600 113,287 110,150
Albany 2,500 2,900 21 12,650 15,080 17
Fulton 1,000 1,000 53 5,060 4,700 49
Montgomery 1,500 2,400 29 7,590 7,680 37
Rensselaer 2,400 2,500 27 12,144 12,750 23
Saratoga 9,300 11,800   1 47,058 317,420   1
Schenectady 1,100 1,500 45 5,566 7,200 41
Schoharie 2,000 2,000 36 10,120 10,600 31
Washington 1,700 2,700 25 8,602 13,230 20
Eastern, Total 21,500 26,800 108,790 388,660
Allegany 2,500 2,300 31 8,412 7,360 38
Cattaraugus 3,800 3,500 15 12,787 9,800 34
Chautauqua 4,500 3,800 12 15,142 10,640 30
Steuben 2,700 4,500   9 9,086 13,050 22
Southwest, Total 13,500 14,100 45,427 40,850
Broome 3,400 2,500 27 11,611 14,250 18
Chemung 1,500 1,700 41 5,122 7,310 39
Schuyler 1,400 1,100 51 4,781 2,200 56
Tioga 2,400 1,600 42 8,196 5,120 46
Tompkins 3,800 2,900 21 12,977 11,310 27
Southern, Total 12,500 9,800 42,687 40,190
Columbia 4,400 2,400 29 25,887 63,600   7
Delaware 3,300 2,200 33 19,415 7,260 40
Dutchess 6,500 7,000   3 38,242 126,000   3
Greene 2,200 2,000 36 12,943 11,400 26
Orange 8,800 6,800   4 51,773 59,840   8
Putnam 1,200 1,100 51 7,060 21,450 14
Rockland 1,000 600 57 5,883 5,400 44
Sullivan 4,200 2,300 31 24,710 20,470 15
Ulster 4,900 4,200 11 28,829 35,280 10
Westchester 8,500 3,500 15 50,009 121,100   4
Southeast, Total 45,000 32,100 264,751 471,800
Nassau 4,800 5,400   8 33,139 287,280   2
Suffolk 5,200 5,800   5 35,900 63,800   6
New York 1/ 3,200 3,100 19 22,092 100,750   5
Long Island & NYC, Total 13,200 14,300 91,131 451,830
TOTAL 182,000 168,000 894,225 1,701,800
1/  Includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond.