2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Utah
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Dec/12/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation604
Farm Operations - Number of Operations18,200
Farm Operations - Acres Operated11,000,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )338,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )97,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )800,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )20,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )275,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )550,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head5,200,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head23,316
Milk - Production, Measured in $392,055,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb2,215,000,000
County outlines for UTAH

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE332,304,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA60,000
HAY
HAY700,0003.69 TONS / ACRE2,583,000 TONS134 $ / TON332,304,000
HAY, ALFALFA530,0004.2 TONS / ACRE2,226,000 TONS134 $ / TON291,606,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)170,0002.1 TONS / ACRE357,000 TONS116 $ / TON40,698,000
WHEAT
WHEAT134,000120,00052 BU / ACRE6,240,000 BU5.2 $ / BU28,954,000
WHEAT, WINTER120,000108,00052 BU / ACRE5,616,000 BU5 $ / BU24,430,000
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM)14,00012,00052 BU / ACRE624,000 BU7 $ / BU4,524,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN20,000176 BU / ACRE3,520,000 BU3.96 $ / BU12,848,000
CORN, SILAGE56,00025 TONS / ACRE1,400,000 TONS
CORN80,000
CHERRIES
CHERRIES, TART, PROCESSING25,000,000 LB0.304 $ / LB7,600,000
CHERRIES, TART, UTILIZED25,000,000 LB7,600,000
CHERRIES, TART, FRESH MARKET(X) $ / LB
CHERRIES, TART3,1008,390 LB / ACRE26,000,000 LB0.304 $ / LB
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED3,370 TONS4,931,000
PEACHES1,2002.83 TONS / ACRE3,400 TONS1,460 $ / TON
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES, PROCESSING(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
BARLEY
BARLEY25,00018,00075 BU / ACRE1,350,000 BU3.08 $ / BU4,118,000
SAFFLOWER
SAFFLOWER15,50014,5001,000 LB / ACRE14,500,000 LB(D) $ / CWT(D)
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit
Census State Profile: Utah
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold1,816,1473750
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 574,0993850
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,242,0493650
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas117,4894050
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes19,3824350
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries31,2992150
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod108,7422750
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops364449
Other crops and hay297,1511950
Poultry and eggs140,1313050
Cattle and calves364,2143350
Milk from cows326,3642350
Hogs and pigs290,6321450
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk36,122850
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys20,6292250
Aquaculture6,7093050
Other animals and other animal products57,246650
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop761,5152650
Wheat for grain, all138,1003249
Winter wheat for grain124,7853148
Corn for silage52,4812449
Corn for grain33,8793949
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers3,814,8592450
Turkeys2,894,8951250
Pullets for laying flock replacement814,9032750
Cattle and calves776,8333650
Hogs and pigs731,6661550
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0005,263
   $1,000 to $2,4991,937
   $2,500 to $4,9992,055
   $5,000 to $9,9992,068
   $10,000 to $19,9991,709
   $20,000 to $24,999471
   $25,000 to $39,9991,017
   $40,000 to $49,999407
   $50,000 to $99,9991,117
   $100,000 to $249,999897
   $250,000 to $499,999530
   $500,000 or more556
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)1,588,996
   Average per farm ($)88,145
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)298,404
   Average per farm ($)16,553
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming6,939
   Other11,088
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male16,009
   Female2,018
  
Average age of principal operator58.3
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native894
   Asian77
   Black or African American9
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander25
   White27,079
   More than one race46
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2496
Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.