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Livestock History

LivestockLIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY RECORD HIGHS FOR ILLINOIS THROUGH 1997
ITEMYEAR OFRECORDRECORD HIGH
Hogs & Pigs Inventory1963/19647,748,000
Cattle & Calves Inventory19574,149,000
Milk Cow Inventory19351,231,000
Sheep & Lambs Inventory1931975,000
Chicken Inventory192728,236,000
Milk Production19455.8 billion lbs.
Egg Production19553.0 billion eggs
Turkeys Raised19904,460,000
Wool Production19426,644 thousand lbs.
 
NUMBER OF ILLINOIS FARMS WITH LIVESTOCK AND DAIRY
YearCattleMilk CowsHogsSheep
--- Number ---
1950163,000147,000140,00022,000
1960115,00052,00092,00026,000
197068,00016,00050,00013,000
198050,0006,50030,0007,000
199033,0003,70015,3004,500
199726,0001,9007,5003,100
 
ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY INVENTORY NUMBERS
YearHogs &pigs*Cattle &calvesBeefcowsMilkcowsSheep &lambs
---1,000 Head---
19506,2853,2233801,001576
19607,4693,981668648722
19706,8423,325785347386
19806,9502,700699235173
19905,7001,750493177159
19984,7501,69047514579
* December 1, preceding year for 1970-98
ILLINOIS PRODUCTION OF SELECTED COMMODITIES
YearMilkEggsTurkeys raisedWool
Mil. Lbs.MillionThousandThous. Lbs.
19505,2082,987N/A3,569
19604,2292,397N/A4,787
19702,8501,8208322,232
19802,5401,2664741,327
19902,5597934,460925
19972,3078383,500546
N/A-Not Available
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