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Title: Mink
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Language: English
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MINK FEMALES BRED TO PRODUCE KITS IN 1978 BY COLOR CLASS, MAJOR STATES AND UNITED STATES

S : PALE :LAVENDER-: VIOLET MISC & : TOTAL
STATE STANDARD PASTEL : BROWN SAPPHIRE GUNMETAL PLATINUM PEARL : HOPE : PINK TYPE WHITE .UNCLASS- FEMALES
: IFIED
1,000 FEMALES

IDAHO : 20.6 13.3 .2 1.5 2.2 .53 .71 39
ILL : 27.8 9.5 1/ 1/ 1.3 2.9 1/ .91 1/ 1/ 43.7
IND : 1.9 1.8 T/ 1/ 1/ T/ 4.8
IOWA : 16.2 7.5 1/ .26 .26 5.7 .01 T.9 .09 1/ 32.6
MASS : 1/ 2/3.2 T/ 1/I/ 1/ 1/ 1/ 2/5.7
MICH : 16.0 8.1 T/ T/ 7.3 / 7.9 1.9 32
MINN : 58.9 36.3 T.5 .51 6.4 .51 7.5 6.1 1.5 116
N Y : 14.8 7.2 1/ 1.1 1.3 2.0 1/ 1/ 2.9 1/ 31.1
OHIO : 16.7 12.6 .36 1.0 1/ 2.8 .1 1.8 1/ 35.4
OREG : 18.4 4.0 1/ 5.6 4.6 1/ 1/ 5.3 38.7
PA : 10.3 9.6 T/ 5.0 .41 1/ 7.5 1/ T.6 4.7 1/ .06 40.8
S DAK : 12.8 1.9 1/ 1.2 1/ 1/ T/ 16.6
UTAH : 73.6 28.7 1/ 7.3 1/ 1/ 8.5 1/ T/ 9.9 .06 .21 129
WASH : 30.7 5.6 .47 2.4 7.1 .28 .3 2.1 .88 46.8
WIS : 117.9 72.6 .45 6.8 1.3 .12 15.9 2.1 8.1 21.4 16.4 .71 264

ALL OTH
STS : 2/20.8 2/15.9 .11 .81 .04 .24 5.5 .1 2/1.2 2/.64 3.5 .23 49

U S : 458 2/238 2/2.5 33.9 13.6 2/1.4 2/64.1 4.1 18.4 2/62.0 26.0 3.1 925

I/ INCLUDED IN TOTAL TO AVOID DISCLOSING INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS.
7/ REVISED.

MINK FEMALES BRED TO PRODUCE KITS IN 1979 BY COLOR CLASS, MAJOR STATES AND UNITED STATES


STATE STANDARD PASTEL PALE SAPPHIREGUNMETAL PLATINUM PEARL D PINK VILET WHITE UNLSS- : TOTAL
: : BROWN : HOPE : TYPE : FEMALES
: IFIED
1,000 FEMALES
IDAHO : 26.7 11.4 1/ 1.7 1/ 2.2 .75 1/ 43.5
ILL : 36.5 4.6 T/ 1/ T/ 1/ 1.6 1/ 1.1 T/ 1/ 46.6
IND : 3.1 .9 T/ 1/ 1/ 5.3
IOWA : 18.2 6.3 .7 5.9 T.9 .2 33.2
MASS : .69 2.6 1/ 1/ 1/ .8 1/ .69 5.4
MICH : 18.4 5.8 T/ T/ T/ 2.3 T/ 1/ 1.7 2.3 31
MINN :69.2 30.7 T/ 7.0 .57 T/ 6.2 T/ 7.4 5.0 2.2 122
N Y : 13.8 7.9 1.8 1.3 1.5 T/ 1/ 2.6 1/ 29.9
OHIO :20.3 10.3 .7 1.4 3.9 T/ 1.5 1/ 38.3
OREG :19.2 3.4 6.3 5.8 1/ 1/ 1/ 5.0 40.4
PA :14.6 7.5 1/ 6.5 .61 T/ 7.0 1/ .71 4.1 1/ 42.2
S DAK :13.6 1.6 1/ 1/ 1 1/ T/ 16.9
UTAH :92.1 23.6 1/ 7.9 1/ 1/ -.1 1~.O T/ .8 141
WASH : 30.3 5.1 .5 2.8 W.6 .28 .52 1.8 45.9
WIS :127.6 68.1 .89 9.2 2.1 .11 12.4 3.2 8.3 19.5 14.9 1.3 267.6

ALL OTH
STS : 23.6 15.4 .16 .8 .4 7.5 .1 1.1 .66 4.1 .48 54

U S : 528 205 3.2 42.8 17.3 1.3 59.4 5.1 16.2 57.2 24.5 2.9 963

1/ INCLUDED IN TOTAL TO AVOID DISCLOSING INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS.


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Reporting
Board
Economics, Statistics, &
Cooperatives Service
US. Department
of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
20250


PELT PRODUCTION UP 9 PERCENT: Mink pelt pro-uction in the United States in 1978
totaled 3.35 million pelts, up 9 percent from 1977.
Wisconsin, the major mink State, produced 1.00 million pelts, 8 percent more than
the 928 thousand a year ago. By color class, the number of pelts as a percent of
the total 1978 production was: Standard, 34.8 percent; demi-buff, 20.6 percent;
pastel, 23.2 percent; pearl, 5.6 percent; violet, 5.6 percent and the remaining
color classes accounted for 10.2 percent.

VALUE OF PELT PRODUCTION UP 51 PERCENT: Mink pelts sold during the 1978 crop year
were valued at 131.5 million dollars.
This compares with a value of 87.1 million dollars for pelts sold during the 1977
crop year. The average price per pelt for the 1978 crop year was $39.30 compared
with $28.30 a year ago.


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MINK PELTS PRODUCED AND NUMBER OF RANCHES PRODUCING PELTS IN 1977, BY COLOR CLASS, MAJOR STATES AND UNITED STATES

DEMI- PALE :LAVENDER-: :VIOLET MISC & TOTAL NUMBER
S STAND :D BF 1 PASTEL BROW SAPPHIRE GUNMETAL PLATINUM PEARL: HOPE PINK TYPE WHITE UNCLESS S-
STATE S AR:BUFF_/: P BROWN H TYPE PELTS OF
PIFIED RANCHES
:-1,000 PELTS

IDAHO : 29.0 45.2 41.0 2/ 4.6 2/ 2/ 7.2 2.3 2.4 132 38
ILL : 55.0 2/ 22.6 7/ 2/ 7/ 12.0 2/ 2.0 1.8 2/ 176 28
IND : 5.3 7/ 7.7 7/ 7/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 18 8
IOWA : 42.3 9.1 25.2 7/ .34 .06 17.5 2/ 4.6 T.5 1.8 105 48
MASS : 2/ 4.4 3/8.4 7/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 7/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 3/21 3/16
MICH : 35.0 21.5 23.9 7/ 7/ / 7/ 1T.6 7/ .94 7.1 9.1 104 37
MINN : 112.2 77.6 122.9 .3 3.6 7.3 .31 18.8 T.9 8.8 23.1 4.5 376 129
N Y : 33.8 7.4 26.1 2/ 1.7 3.0 8.0 2/ 2/ 8.9 2/ 2/ 95 34
OHIO : 39.2 19.9 39.2 .91 1.1 .24 2/ 9.5 .22 4.5 7/ T.9 117 34
OREG : 46.3 25.1 9.8 .65 17.4 17.5 7/ 2/ 1.8 21.1 7/ 141 36
PA : 12.7 25.7 25.0 2/ 14.0 1.3 .31 27.4 2/ 4.2 15.3 7/ .21 129 48
S DAK : 12.8 22.5 6.3 2/ 2/ 12.3 2/ 2/ 59 9
UTAH : 169 32.8 85.7 T.9 12.7 2/ .66 28.4 2/ 7/ 2T.4 .23 1.3 359 185
WASH : 90.4 27.8 18.3 .35 5.8 1T.5 2.6 T.8 T.2 6.2 .19 169 56
WIS : 332.6 107.9 239.0 2.3 14.9 2.4 .66 57.2 9.2 31.0 75.3 54.1 1.8 928 255
ALL OTH STS: 3/36.2 3/38.2 3/39.0 .14 1.1 .34 .92 14.8 .5 3.7 4.6 7.6 .22 147 3/79
TOTAL 1,048 3/531 3/740 3/10 78 50 5 234 16 61 205 3/84 3/14 3/3,076 3/1,040
1/ THIS COLOR CLASS INCLUDES "RANCH WILD" TYPES. 2/ INCLUDED IN TOTAL TO AVOID DISCLOSING INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS. 3/ REVISED.
MINK PELTS PRODUCED AND NUMBER OF RANCHES PRODUCING PELTS IN 1978, BY COLOR CLASS, MAJOR STATES AND UNITED STATES

STATE STANDARDDEMI- : PALE :LAVENDER-: VIOLET MISC & TOTAL NUMBER
STATE STANDARD 1/PASTEL : BROWN SAPPHIRE GUNMETALiPLATINUM. PEARL : HOPE PINK : E WHITE UNCLASS- : LT OF
:IFIED RANCHES
S1,000 PELTS
IDAHO : 29.0 60.0 37.6 2/ 3.0 2/ 2/ 6.4 2.7 2.3 141 53
ILL : 58.3 56..4 2/ 7/ 2/ 7/ 7/ 9.0 2/ 2.9 2/ 2/ 171 29
IND : 6.7 2.0 -.4 7/ 7/ 7/ 2/ 2/ 19 16
IOWA : 46.3 13.5 26.5 .22 T.5 2/ 7/ 1.4 4.3 1.1 112 43
MASS : 1.5 5.4 6.5 2/ 2/ / 7/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 20 16
MICH : 33.2 17.0 27.4 / / 7/ 7/ 1.8 7/ 2/ 7.2 9.0 106 45
MINN : 137.3 100.0 138.6 -.4 7.8 T.9 .1 20.7 173 1.5 16.8 6.9 447 141
N Y : 40.5 14.9 28.1 4.3 5.4 2/ 4.1 2/ 2/ 8.8 2/ 2/ 110 34
OHIO : 43.4 26.8 34.8 2.4 2.0 2/ 7.3 7/ 4.4 7/ 122 35
OREG : 50.5 28.9 6.8 19.4 1.5 2/ 2/ 7/ 2.0 19.8 148 37
PA : 14.5 35.6 26.1 2/ 16.9 1.5 7/ 27.4 7/ 1.7 14.7 2/ 138 46
S DAK : 16.7 29.0 10.5 7/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/ 7/ 69 8
UTAH : 184.6 58.0 94.5 2/ 2A.0 2/ 2/ 22.2 2/ 7/ 27.6 7/ 1.9 411 187
WASH : 78.5 38.6 18.7 .63 8.9 1T.6 7/ .96 T.5 4.9 T/ 167 55
WIS : 390.9 145.3 233.9 3.5 25.7 4.3 1.2 3S.2 9.3 30.6 65.4 5T.5 1.2 1,004 259
ALL OTH STS: 34.0 58.5 40.6 .19 1.9 .24 1.1 15.0 .23 2.1 2.1 6.0 .25 162 79

TOTAL : 1,166 690 776 11 115 51 5 189 16 56 186 81 5 3,347 1,083

1/ FOR 1978, THIS COLOR CLASS INCLUDES MINK FEMALES BRED TO PRODUCE DEMI-BUFF -DARK BROWN, VIOLET CROSS, PASTEL CROSS, STANDARD CROSS,
PEARL CROSS AND OTHERS.







INCREASE IN BRED FEMALES: Mink females bred to produce kits in 1979 totaled 963 thousand, up 4 percent
from the 925 thousand the previous year. Bred females and percent changes
from a year ago for the two major color classes are: Standard, 528 thousand females bred, up 15 percent;
pastel, 205 thousand, down 14 percent. Females bred in the leading mink States and percent changes from
1978 are: Wisconsin, 268 thousand, up 1 percent; Utah, 141 thousand, up 9 percent; and Minnesota, 122
thousand, up-5 percent.

Percent of total females bred to produce kits in 1979 by color class.are: Standard, 54.8 percent;
pastel, 21.3 percent; pearl, 6.2 percent; violet, 5.9 percent with the remaining color classes accounting
for 11.8 percent.

NUMBER OF RANCHES INCREASES: There were 1083 mink ranches producing pelts in 1978, up 4 percent from a
year ago. Wisconsin with 259 ranches was up 2 percent, Utah with 187
ranches was up 1 percent and Minnesota with 141 was up 9 percent.






MINK PELTS PRODUCED AND FEMALES BRED, BY COLOR CLASS,
UNITED'STATES, 1977-79

R PELTS PRODUCED FEMALES BRED TO PRODUCE KITS
COLOR
CLASS 1977 1978 : 1978 AS % : 1977 : 1978 1979 1979 AS %
OF 1977 OF 1978
THOUSANDS PERCENT THOUSANDS PERCENT

STANDARD : 1,048 1,166 111 408 458 528 115
DEMI-BUFF/ : 531 690 130
PASTEL 740 776 105 233 4/238 205 86
PALE BROWN 1 0 11 110 2.4 4/2.5 3.2 128
SAPPHIRE 78 115 147 24.7 33.9 42.8 126
GUNMETAL 50 51 102 12.7 13.6 17.3 127
PLATINUM 5 5 100 2.8 4/1.4 1.3 93
PEARL : 234 189 81 77.9 4/64.1 59.4 93
LAVENDER-HOPE 16 16 100 5.3 4.1 5.1 124
PINK : 61 56 92 19.4 18.4 16.2 88
VIOLET TYPE : 205 186 91 72 4/62.0 57.2 92
WHITE 84 81 96 25.5 26.0 24.5 94
MISC & UNCLASSIFIED : 14 5 36 3.2 3.1 2.9 94

U S TOTAL 3,076 3,347 109 887 4/925 963 104



MINK RANCHES, PELTS PRODUCED AND VALUE OF MINK PELTS,
UNITED STATES, 1969-78 2/


MINK : PELTS : AVERAGE MARKETING : VALUE OF
YEAR RANCHES : PRODUCED PRICE 3/ : MINK PELTS 3/

: THOUSANDS MILLION DOLLARS MILLION DOLLARS

1969 : 2.8 5.7
1970 : 2.2 4.5
1971 : 1.6 3.4
1972 : 1.4 3.0
1973 : 1.3 3.0
1974 1.2 3.1
1975 : 1.1 3.1 24.10 73.9
1976 1.0 3.0 29.00 87.8
1977 : 1.0 3.1 4/ 28.30 4/87.1
1978 : 1.1 3.3 39.30 131.5


1/ THIS COLOR CLASS
DUCE DEMI-BUFF-DARK
CHART ON FRONT PAGE
4/ REVISED.


CROP REPORTING BOARD, ESCS, USDA


INCLUDED "RANCH WILD" TYPES IN 1977. IN 1978 IT INCLUDED MINK FEMALES BRED TO PRO-
BROWN, VIOLET CROSS, PASTEL CROSS, STANDARD CROSS, PEARL CROSS, AND OTHERS. 2/ SEE
FOR PELTS PRODUCED AND NUMBER OF RANCHES. 3/ DATA NOT AVAILABLE PRIOR TO 1975.


MINK PRODUCTION, JULY 1979