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Factory Farms — State Fact Sheets

California

In California, there were 131,000 hogs, 563,000 beef cattle, 1,678,000 dairy cows and 69,291,000 chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. California ranks first in factory-farmed dairy production, fourth in factory-farmed egg-laying hens, sixth in large cattle feedlots and seventh in factory-farmed broiler chickens. Read more.

Georgia

In Georgia, there were 236,000 hogs, 35,000 dairy cows and more than 159 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Georgia ranks first in the nation in factory-farmed broiler chickens. Read more.

Illinois

In Illinois, there were 3.9 million hogs, 150,000 beef cattle, 12,400 dairy cows and 4.9 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Illinois ranks fourth in the United States in factory-farmed hogs. Read more.

Iowa

In Iowa, there were 17.9 million hogs, 1.18 million beef cattle and 53.5 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Iowa ranks first in factory-farmed egg-laying hens, first in factory-farmed hogs and fourth in large cattle feedlots. Read more.

Maryland

In Maryland, there were 7,000 dairy cows and 33.2 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Read more.

Michigan

In Michigan, there were 871,000 hogs, 75,000 beef cattle, 149,000 dairy cows and 8.9 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Read more.

Minnesota

In Minnesota, there were 7.1 million hogs, 290,000 beef cattle, 91,200 dairy cows and 12.7 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, ac- cording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Minnesota ranks third in the nation in factory-farmed hogs and ninth in factory-farmed egg-laying hens. Read more.

New York

In New York, there were 59,000 hogs, 9,600 beef cattle, 213,000 dairy cows and 3.5 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. New York is the sixth- largest factory-farmed dairy producer in the country. Read more.

North Carolina

In North Carolina, there were 10.1 million hogs, 13,800 dairy cows and 46.9 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. North Carolina ranks second in the nation in factory-farmed hogs and sixth in factory-farmed broiler chickens. Read more.

Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there were 998,000 hogs, 35,300 beef cattle, 54,600 dairy cows and 25.5 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation in factory-farmed egg-laying hens. Read more.

Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, there were 270,000 hogs, 40,400 beef cattle, 257,000 dairy cows and 7.4 million chickens on the largest operations in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. Wisconsin ranks fifth in the nation in factory-farmed dairy cows. Read more.

 

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