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Indiana Livestock

  • Soybeans in the form of soybean meal are fed as a protein source to livestock.
  • Livestock is the biggest consumer of Indiana soybeans.
  • Indiana Livestock consumed 1.18 million tons of soybeans meal in 2011.
  • 39.3 million bushels of Indiana soybeans in the form of soybean meal were fed to livestock in the state.
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  • Hogs – 16.7 million bushels
  • Egg Layers – 10.6 million bushels
  • Turkeys – 6 million bushels
  • Dairy Cattle – 3.7 million bushels
  • Broilers – 1.7 million bushels
  • Beef Cattle – 600,000 bushels

Source: Informa Economics (2011 data)

At the state level, animal agriculture represented $7.0 billion in revenues, $1.2 billion in household income, and 32,600 jobs. In addition, it yielded an estimated $287 million in income taxes, and $208 million in property taxes

Over the past decade, the expansion of animal agriculture in Indiana has led to increases of $1.6 billion in economic output, $271 million in household wages, 7,200 jobs, and $64 million in tax revenue. Source: United Soybean Board (2011 data)


Global Livestock Facts

  • 30 million metric tons of soybean meal is consumed by the U.S. Poultry and livestock sectors.
  • 1.2 billion bushels of U.S. soybeans are needed to produce that 30 million metric tons of soybean meal.
  • 1.8 million jobs are supported by poultry and livestock in the United States.
  • 129,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy by the poultry and livestock sectors since 2000.
  • There has been a $4 billion increased household income in the last decade due to U.S. poultry and livestock.
  • Source: United Soybean Board (2010 data)


General Livestock Facts

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