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New York livestock production, income rose last year

By Journal Staff

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New York livestock producers marketed 295 million pounds of meat animals during 2012, up 10 percent from 269 million pounds in 2011, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office reported today.

Cattle and calves marketed rose 11 percent from a year earlier. Hogs and pigs marketed by the state’s livestock producers fell 4 percent.

Meat animal cash receipts totaled $333 million last year, up 22 percent from 2011, according to the field office.

Gross income from livestock during 2012, which includes the sale of meat animals and the value of home consumption, totaled $340 million, up 21 percent from a year earlier. Cattle and calves accounted for 94 percent of this total, the field office noted.

Gross income from cattle and calves during 2012 totaled $321 million, up 23 percent from a year earlier. Gross income from hogs and pigs last year added up to $19.7 million, down 7 percent from 2011, according to the field office.

 

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