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Group Title: Economic information report - Food and Resource Economics Department - 23
Title: Livestock and livestock product production in Florida, 1925-1973
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Title: Livestock and livestock product production in Florida, 1925-1973 a historical data series
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Publication Date: 1975
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Livestock -- Marketing -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Table of Contents
    Copyright
        Copyright
    Title Page
        Title Page
    Table of Contents
        Page i
    List of Tables
        Page ii
    List of Figures
        Page iii
    Purpose of study
        Page 1
    All crops and livestock and products share of total cash farm receipts
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Beef cattle
        Page 6
        Number of farms, January 1, by classes
            Page 6
        Production, price and income
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
            Page 12
            Page 13
    Hogs
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Milk production
        Page 19
        Number of milk cows on farms
            Page 19
        Production per cow
            Page 19
        Total milk production
            Page 19
            Page 20
            Page 21
            Page 22
            Page 23
        Cash receipts from milk marketing
            Page 24
            Page 25
            Page 26
            Page 27
    Poultry and eggs - Egg production
        Page 28
        Average number of layers during the year
            Page 28
        Eggs per layer
            Page 28
        Eggs produced
            Page 28
            Page 29
            Page 30
            Page 31
            Page 32
        Price per dozen
            Page 33
        Cash receipts from egg marketings
            Page 33
    Poultry and eggs - Broilers
        Page 33
        Broilers produced
            Page 33
        Pounds produced
            Page 34
        Cash receipts from broilers sold
            Page 34
            Page 35
            Page 36
            Page 37
    Summary
        Page 38
        Page 39
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HISTORIC NOTE


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Copyright 2005, Board of Trustees, University
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Economic Information


Report 23


Livestock and


Livestock


Product Production in Florida


1925-1973--A


Data


Historical


Series


Food and Resource Economics Department
Agricultural Experiment Stations
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville 32611


April 1975


R. E. L. Greene
















'TABLE OF CONTENTS




Page

LIST OF TABLES ........ .. . . ... ii

LIST OF FIGURES . ... . . .... .. iii

PURPOSE OF STUDY ..... ... ..... .. 1

ALL CROPS AND LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCTS SHARE OF TOTAL CASH FARM


. . . . . .


BEEF CATTLE . . . . . . .


Number on Farms, January 1, by classes . .
Production, Price and Income . .. .

HOGS . . . . .

MILK PRODUCTION . . . . .


. . 6


. . 14


. 4 .


Number of Milk Cows on Farms . .
Production per Cow . . .
Total Milk Production. . . .. .
Cash Receipts from Milk Marketing . .

POULTRY AND EGGS--EGG PRODUCTION . . .

Average Number of Layers During the Year .
Eggs per Layer . . . .
Eggs Produced .. . . ...
Price per Dozen . . ....
Cash Receipts from Egg Marketings . .


S19
. 19
S 19
. 24


POULTRY AND EGGS--BROILERS ... . . 33


Broilers Produced . . .
Pounds Produced . . ..
\ Cash Receipts from Broilers Sold .


. 33
. 34
. 34


SUMMARY ......... .......... . 38


RECEIPTS .


. . . 28














LIST OF TABLES



Table Page

1 Cash farm receipts from livestock and products and crop
marketing and percent each group is of total cash farm
receipts, Florida, 1925-1973 . . .. 4

2 Beef cattle: Number on farms by classes, Florida, January 1,
1925-1974 . . . . . . 7

3 Cattle and calves : Production, price and income, Florida,
1925-1973 . . . . .. . .. 9

4 Cattle and calves: Cash receipts from marketing and percent
receipts from cattle and calves are of percent of total live-
stock and products receipts and total cash farm receipts,
Florida, 1925-1973 .. . . . 12

5 Hogs: Production, marketing, price per 100 pounds, cash
receipts, gross income and indexes, Florida, 1925-1973 16

6 Milk Production: Number of milk cows on farms, production
per cow, total milk production, cash receipts from marketing
and indexes, Florida, 1925-1973 . . . 21

7 Milk marketing: Cash receipts from milk marketing and
percent total is of total livestock and products and of
total cash farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973 . .. 26

8 Eggs: Production, price per dozen, cash receipts and
indexes of production, price per dozen and cash receipts,
Florida, 1925-1973 . . . . .. 30

9 Broiler production: Number, weight, price per pound, cash
receipts and indexes of trends in number, price per pound
and cash receipts, Florida, 1935-1973 . 35













'LIST OF FIGURES


Figure Page

1 Percent all crops and all livestock and products receipts
are of total cash farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973 . 3

2 Percent receipts from cattle and calves are of total
livestock and products receipts and total cash farm
receipts, Florida, 1925-1973 . . . ... 11

3 Pounds of pork produced and pounds of pork marketed, Florida,
1925-1973 . . . . . . 15

4 Milk production: Number of milk cows on farms, milk per
cow and total milk production, Florida, 1925-1973 . .. .20

5 Milk marketing: Percent cash receipts from milk marketing
of total livestock and livestock products and total cash
farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973 . . .... 25

6 Eggs: Average number of layers during year, eggs per layer
and total eggs produced, Florida, 1925-1973 . ... -29

7 Broilers: Number produced and pounds produced, Florida,
1935-1973 . . . . . . 37


iii













LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS PRODUCTION IN FLORIDA
1925-1973, A HISTORICAL DATA SERIES


R. E. L. Greene


Total agricultural production is increasing in Florida. However,

some enterprises are declining in importance while others are experiencing

more than average growth. All farmers are concerned with the question

of the kind of enterprise or enterprises they should produce. Many factors

should be considered in the selection and combination of enterprises that

will yield the highest net returns. Trends in acres or numbers, produc-

tion and returns for various enterprises give a picture of their relative

importance over a period of time. Such data are also valuable in appraising

Florida's agriculture.


PURPOSE OF STUDY


The purpose of this report is to present historical data for livestock

and products produced in Florida to show trends in numbers, production per

unit, total production, price per unit and value of production or cash

receipts. The data cover the period 1925 to 1973 except where an enter-

prise became of economic importance during this period.

Farmers almost ceased to produce certain classes of livestock over



R. E. L. GREENE is professor of food and resource economics.

1The basic data in this report were taken from selected annual
Livestock Summary Reports prepared by the Florida Crop and Livestock
Reporting Service, Orlando, Florida.





2

the study period while others became of economic importance. Each live-

stock enterprise of economic importance in 1973 has experienced a sub-

stantial increase in production per unit.

Data are presented for selected livestock enterprises. They are

discussed in alphabetical order without regard to their economic value.

Data are shown for cattle and calves, hogs, milk and poultry-eggs and

broilers.


ALL CROPS AND LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCTS
SHARE OF TOTAL CASH FARM RECEIPTS


From 1925 to 1946, 79 percent or more of all farm cash receipts in

Florida came from crops (Fig. 1). Since that time, the relative impor-

tance of livestock and products has increased but only in 1948, 1958, 1970

and 1973 has the proportion of total cash receipts from livestock and

products been more than 30 percent of total cash farm receipts (Table 1).















Percent

100


90 All livestock and products


80


70


60


50


40
cr a

30


20


10



1925 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970



Figure l.--Percent all crops and all livestock and products
receipts are of total cash farm receipts, Florida,
1925-1973







Table l.--Cash farm receipts from livestock and products and crop marketing
and percent each group is of total cash farm receipts, Florida,
1925-1973



Total cash farm Percent of total farm
receipts from: cash receipts from:

Livestock Total Livestock
and cash farm and
Period products Crops receipts products Crops


- - 1,000 dollars -


Year

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942-
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959


21,362
23,694
23,273
23,680
23,809
21,096
16,238
13,465
13,269
15,495
18,858
21,262
24,507
23,567
23,967
24,078
29,645
37,816
56,603
58,766
70,594
85,364
92,657
108,878
100,738
108,260
115,612
136,611
136,494
140,104
146,130
157,338
179,739
222,601
218,777


98,482
94,238
88,642
97,294
94,030
96,870
85,951
68,713
58,262
80,955
79,122
90,161
113,552
90,872
107,886
90,931
119,481
167,659
265,612
293,738
313,542
340,864
233,659
230,959
327,921
379,037
394,407
384,438
408,192
418,012
489,088
506,903
483,214
489,599
605,657


119,844
117,932
111,915
120,974
117,839
117,966
102,189
82,178
71,531
96,450
97,980
111,423
138,059
114,439
131,853
115,009
149,126
205,475
322,215
352,504
384,136
426,228
326,316
339,837
428,659
487,297
510,019
521,049
544,686
558,116
635,228
664,241
662,953
712,200
824,434


17.8
20.0
20.8
19.6
20.2
17.9
15.9
16.4
18.5
16.1
19.3
19.1
17.8
20.6
18.2
20.9
19.9
18.4
17.6
16.7
18.4
20.0
28.4
32.0
23.5
22.2
22.7
26.2
25.1
25.1
23.0
23.7
27.1
31.2
26.5


82.2
80.0
79.2
80.4
79.8
82.1
84.1
83.6
81.5
83.9
80.7
80.9
82.2
79.4
81.8
79.1
80.1
81.6
82.4
83.3
81.6
80.0
71.6
68.0
76.5
77.8
77.3
73.8
74.9
74.9
77.0
76.3
72.9
68.8
73.5








Table l.--Cash farm receipts from livestock and products and crop marketing
and percent each group is of total cash farm receipts, Florida,
1925-1973--Continued



Total cash farm Percent of total farm
receipts from: cash receipts from:

Livestock Total Livestock
and cash farm and
Period products Crops receipts products Crops


-- 1,000 dollars --

210,725 562,051 772,776
204,902 644,250 849,152
213,423 647,870 861,293
224,740 662,976 887,716
228,361 764,512 992,873
249,505 748,515 998,020
302,566 740,765 1,043,331
320,271 823,554 1,143,825
323,705 875,202 1,198,907
382,874 937,381 1,320,255


Five year averages


Year

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973


1,275,948
1,458,367
1,662,557
1,921,390


117,701
94,063
118,751
228,865
381,035
524,233
699,811
872,762
1,140,867
1,579,565


27.3
24.1
24.8
25.3
23.0
25.0
29.0
28.0
27.0
29.0
31.0
27.9
27.9
31.7


19.7
16.9
18.9
18.1
24.0
24.3
26.4
24.8
27.7
29.7


aFour year average.


880,404
1,051,042
1,198,524
1,312,515



94,537
78,150
96,319
187,484
289,389
396,817
514,892
656,332
825,083
1,110,621


395,544
407,325
464,033
608,875


72.8
75.9
75.2
74.7
77.0
75.0
71.0
72.0
73.0
71.0
69.0
72.1
72.1
68.3


1925-29
1930-34
1935-39
1940-44
1945-49
1950-54
1955-59
1960-64
1965-69
1970-73


23,164
15,913
22,432
41,381
91,646
127,416
184,919
216,430
315,784
468,944


80.3
83.1
81.1
81.9
76.0
75.7
73.6
75.2
72.3
70.3








BEEF CATTLE


Number on Farms January 1, by Classes


The number of bpef cattle'on farms by classes on January 1 is given

in Table 2. Total number of all cattle increased from 511,000 in the

1930-34 period to 1,925,000 in the 1970-74 period. Except for the 1930-

34 period, total number increased each five year period. However, the

largest increase was between he 1945-49 and the 1950-54 periods. This

was true for all classes of cattle.


Production, Price and Income


Total pounds of beef marketed increased about 10 times between the

1925-29 and 1970-73 periods (Table 3). Amount of beef marketed annually

in the 1925-29 period was 52,274,000 pounds; marketing in the 1970-73

period were 521,840,000 pounds. Annual cash receipts from beef sold in-

creased about 56 times going from $3,172,000 in the 1925-29 period to

$182,048,000 in the 1970-73 period.

Cash receipts from cattle and calves increased substantially during

the study period both absolutely and as a share of total receipts from

livestock and products and also of total receipts from crops and livestock

(Fig. 2). During the 1925-29 period, receipts from cattle and calves

accounted for 13.7 percent of receipts from all livestock and products

and 2.7 percent of all cash receipts from crops and livestock. In the

1970-73 period, these percentages were 38.8 and 11.5 respectively (Table

4).








BEEF CATTLE


Number on Farms January 1, by Classes


The number of bpef cattle'on farms by classes on January 1 is given

in Table 2. Total number of all cattle increased from 511,000 in the

1930-34 period to 1,925,000 in the 1970-74 period. Except for the 1930-

34 period, total number increased each five year period. However, the

largest increase was between he 1945-49 and the 1950-54 periods. This

was true for all classes of cattle.


Production, Price and Income


Total pounds of beef marketed increased about 10 times between the

1925-29 and 1970-73 periods (Table 3). Amount of beef marketed annually

in the 1925-29 period was 52,274,000 pounds; marketing in the 1970-73

period were 521,840,000 pounds. Annual cash receipts from beef sold in-

creased about 56 times going from $3,172,000 in the 1925-29 period to

$182,048,000 in the 1970-73 period.

Cash receipts from cattle and calves increased substantially during

the study period both absolutely and as a share of total receipts from

livestock and products and also of total receipts from crops and livestock

(Fig. 2). During the 1925-29 period, receipts from cattle and calves

accounted for 13.7 percent of receipts from all livestock and products

and 2.7 percent of all cash receipts from crops and livestock. In the

1970-73 period, these percentages were 38.8 and 11.5 respectively (Table

4).








BEEF CATTLE


Number on Farms January 1, by Classes


The number of bpef cattle'on farms by classes on January 1 is given

in Table 2. Total number of all cattle increased from 511,000 in the

1930-34 period to 1,925,000 in the 1970-74 period. Except for the 1930-

34 period, total number increased each five year period. However, the

largest increase was between he 1945-49 and the 1950-54 periods. This

was true for all classes of cattle.


Production, Price and Income


Total pounds of beef marketed increased about 10 times between the

1925-29 and 1970-73 periods (Table 3). Amount of beef marketed annually

in the 1925-29 period was 52,274,000 pounds; marketing in the 1970-73

period were 521,840,000 pounds. Annual cash receipts from beef sold in-

creased about 56 times going from $3,172,000 in the 1925-29 period to

$182,048,000 in the 1970-73 period.

Cash receipts from cattle and calves increased substantially during

the study period both absolutely and as a share of total receipts from

livestock and products and also of total receipts from crops and livestock

(Fig. 2). During the 1925-29 period, receipts from cattle and calves

accounted for 13.7 percent of receipts from all livestock and products

and 2.7 percent of all cash receipts from crops and livestock. In the

1970-73 period, these percentages were 38.8 and 11.5 respectively (Table

4).








Table 2.--Beef cattle: Number
1925-1974


on farms by classes, Florida, January 1,


Cows Heifers Steers Bulls
2 years 1-2 years 1 year 1 year
Period and older old Calves and older and older Total
"--


Year

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964


- - - 1,000 head -


305
293
267
251
241
233
241
247
275
296
306
309
308
303
316
338
353
385
444
487
495
520
532
546
484
557
609
672
747
848
814
798
830
813
753
741
772
786
807
862


71
69
64
65
64
68
68
72
76
78
82
83
84
80
91
93
105
110
124
135
135
130
132
130
124
119
111
154
182
179
153
138
122
137
120
106
110
115
138
159


94
81
70
60
61
58
54
77
103
110
111
107
110
104
112
119
127
130
143
152
158
155
152
156
162
165
189
239
232
174
207
192
245
245
210
212
218
243
278
330


102
96
88
79
71
64
83
99
89
90
87
84
86
84
84
85
88
89
94
110
114
141
115
103
129
135
155
217
210
172
191
202
180
196
167
184
182
188
213
200


588
554
503
468
449
435
459
510
560
593
607
604
609
592
623
655
694
735
828
908
927
972
957
961
926
1,005
1,095
1,315
1,414
1,416
1,412
1,378
1,426
1,439
1,294
1,289
1,328
1,378
1,484
1,601


---- ~







Table 2.--Beef cattle: Number
1925-1974--Continued


on farms by classes, Florida, January 1,


Cows Heifers Steers Bulls
2 years 1-2 years 1 year 1 year
Period and older old Calves and older and older Total

Year - - 1,000 head - -- - -

1965 900 171 356 184. 50 1,661
1966 900 182 325 190 50 1,647
1967 900 171 328 185 52 1,636
1968 931 171 314 189 52 1,657
1969 986 177 310 170 55 1,698

Five year averages

1925-29 271 67 73 87 14 512
1930-34 259 72 80 85 15 511
1935-39 308 84 109 85 21 607
1940-44 402 113 134 93 22 764
1945-49 515 130 157 120 26 948
1950-54 686 149 200 178 36 1,249
1955-59 802 134 220 187 47 1,390
1960-64 794 126 256 193 47 1,416
1965-69 923 174 327 184 52 1,660

Other heifers Heifers,
& beef cows steers & Steers Bulls
Beef replacement bulls under 500 lbs 500 lbs
Period cowsa 500 lbs & over 500 Ibs & over & over Total

Year - - - 1,000 head -- --- - -

1970 998 221 337 150 61 1,767
1971 1,027 216 360 140 64 1,807
1972 1,069 232 367 137 66 1,871
1973 1,136 260 392 116 69 1,973
1974 1,282 279 460 110 77 2,208

Five year average

1970-74 1,102 242 383 131 67 1,925


aCows and heifers that have calves.

Includes a small number of dairy bulls.








Table 3.--Cattle and calves: Production, price and income, Florida,
1925-1973


Period production


Year

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959


1,000
pounds

45,185
48,800
49,020
47,010
44,945
42,055
42,925
54,395
67,760
62,295
65,290
67,585
72,420
68,635
70,825
73,140
79,520
87,830-
102,045
137,590
148,735
165,155
152,865
161,600
153,580
207,060
213,955
297,395
328,100
319,720
337,035
328,055
346,270
362,670
341,205


Marketingsb
1,000
pounds

49,060
60,875
56,270
49,390
45,775
23,970
18,735
31,650
45,365
49,760
61,870
62,620
75,960
52,735
57,370
56,280
65,960
52,580
70,180
127,940
139,410
184,865
162,760
189,270
132,100
165,170
106,110
206,065
270,990
324,550
361,130
334,285
366,820
464,130
368,685


Price per 100 Ibs.
Cash Gross
Cattle Calves receipts income


1,000
Dollars Dollars dollars

3.90 6.10 2,331
4.50 6.50 3,171
5.00 7.20 3,219
6.50 8.00 3,578
6.60 9,60 3,560


5.20
4.00
3.20
3.10
3.50
4.60
4,70
5.20
4.90
5.20
5.40
6.70
8.50
10.60
9.40
10.00
11.20
12.20
16.10
15.60
18,70
24.10
19.10
10.90
10.60
10.60
-10.90
12.50
17.70
20.50


8.50
7.30
5.10
4.70
5.10
6.10
6.20
6.40
6.PO
6.40
6.50
7.70
9.90
12.00
10.60
11.20
13.00
14.00
18.40
18.20
22.40
27.70
21.00
12.50
12.00
13.40
14.00
15.40
22.90
23.80


1,803
1,108
1,205
1,662
2,146
3,187
3,289
4,337
2,888
3,505
3,478
5,168
5,554
8,862
13,375
15,601
22,549
21,438
31,987
22,245
33,108
27,986
41,026
31,308
37,007
41,273
39,479
48,753
87,768
78,890


1,000
dollars

2,383
3,221
3,264
3,627
3,610
1,860
1,148
1,236
1,700
2,210
3,232
3,338
4,392
2,937
3,589
3,546
5,289
5,715
9,080
13,572
15,825
22,748
21,585
32,112
22,371
33,227
28,199
41,288
31,464
37,218
41,528
39,740
49,036
88,305
79,524


~I ` ~`








Table 3.--Cattle and calves: Production, price and income, Florida,
1925-1973--Continued



Price per 100 lbs.
Cash Gross
Period Productiona Marketings Cattle Calves receiptsc income
1,000 1,000 1,000 1.000


Year

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968,
1969


pounds

344,660
360,920
388,645
409,650
452,345
435,340
439,080
427,170
415,805
433,970


1970 466,920
1971 504,270.
1972 530,330
1973 594,960

Five year averages.


1925-29
1930-34
1935-39
1940-44
1945-49
1950-54
1955-59
1960-64
1965-69d
1970-73


46,992
53,886
68,951
94,025
156,387
273,246
343,047
391,244
430,273
526,620


pounds

359,550
358,340
344,915
368,590
414,795
467,630
487,721
503,189
482,102
526,867
555,100
528,350
530,330
473,580



52,274
33,896
62,111
74,588
161,681
214,577
379,010
369,238
493,502
521,840


Dollars Dollars


18.80
19.60
20.70
21.20
17.00
18.70
23,30
24.30
25.80
30.20
33.10
35.80
46.00
57.50



7.48
6.14
6.22
9.34
14.96
19.12
17.90
19.46
25.26
43.10


17.80
18.20
20.10
18.80
16.30
17.30
20.30
20.60
21.60
23.90
25.20
25.90
30.00
38.40



5.30
3.89
4.92
8.12
12.98
16.68
14.44
18.24
20.74
29.88


dollars

64,923
66,870
70,021
71,840
68,518
82,767
102,840
108,619
110,442
137,309
156,462
158,542
189,814
223,376



3,172
1,585
3,441
7,287
22,764
34,087
59,233
68,434
108,395
182,048


dollars

65,657
67,466
70,878
72,972
69,617
83,647
103,930
110,296
112,295
139,404
159,257
161,466
193,855
230,257



3,221
1,631
3,498
7,440
22,928
34,279
59,627
69,318
109,914
186,209


a
Adjustments made for inshipments and changes in inventory.

Excludes interfarm sales.

Includes receipts from marketing and from sale of farm slaughtered
meat.

dFour year average.





















Livestock &
products
(percent)





40


35


30


25 .Percent of total
livestock and' *
products receipts
20


15


10 -Percent of total cash farm
receipts
.5


,,, I I,

1925 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970



Figure 2.--Percent receipts from cattle and calves are of
total livestock and products receipts and total
cash farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973


Cash farm
receipts
(percent)








Table 4.--Cattle and calves: Cash receipts from marketing and percent
receipts from cattle and calves are of percent of total livestock and
products receipts and total cash farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973



Percent of total
Cattle and
calves cash Livestock and Cash farm
Period receipts products receipts


Year

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959


1,000
dollars

2,331
3,171
3,219
3,578
3,560
1,803
1,108
1,205
1,662
2,146
3,187
3,289
4,337
2,888
3,505
3,478
5,168
5,554
8,862
13,375
15,601
22,549
21,438
31,987
22,245
33,108
27,986
41,026
31,308
37,007
41,273
39,479
48,753
87,768
78,890


10.9
13.4
13.8
15.1
15.0
8.5
6.8
8.9
12.5
13.8
16.9
15.5
17.7
12.2
14.6
14.4
17.4
14.9
15.6
22.8
22.1
26.4
23.1
29.4
22.1
30.6
24.2
30.0
22.9
26.4
28.2
25.1
27.1
39.4
36.1


1.9
2.7
2.8
3.0
3.0
1.5
1.1
1.5
2.3
2.2
3.2
3.0
3.1
2.5
2.7


3.0
3.5
2.7
2.8
3.8
4.1
5.3
6.6
9.4
5.2
6.8
5.5
7.9
5.7
6.6
6.5
5.8
7.3
12.2
9.7






Table 4.--Cattle and calves: Cash receipts from marketing and percent
receipts from cattle and calves are of'percent of total livestock and
products receipts and total cash farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973--
Continued



Percent of total
Cattle and
calves cash Livestock and Cash farm
Period receipts products receipts
1 nn0


Year

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973


- U
dollars

64,923
66,870
70,021
71,840
68,518
82,767
102,840
108,619
110,442
137,309
156,462
158,542
189,814
223,376


30.8
32.6
32.8
32.0
30.0
33.2
34.0
38.8
34.1
35.9
39.6
38.6
40.9
36.7


8.3
9.8
9.5
9.2
10.4
12.3
11.2
11.4
11.6


Five year averages


1925-29
1930-34
1935-39
1940-44
1945-49
1950-54
1955-59
1960-64
1965-69
1970-73a


3,172
1,585
3,441
7,287
22,764
34,087
59,233
68,434
108,395
182,048


13.7
10.0
15.3
17.6
24.8
26.8
32.0
31.6
34.3
38.8


2.7
1.7
2.9
3.2
6.0
6.5
8.4
7.7
8.9
11.5


aFour year average.







HOGS


Hogs are a relatively minor livestock'enterprise in Florida. ;The

proportion of pork produced that was marketed increased substantially over

the study period (Fig. 3). In the 1925-29 period, less than one-third of

the pork produced was marketed. In the 1965-69 period, 94 percent of the

pork produced was marketed. The peak year of pork production was 1943

when 125,150,000 pounds were produced (Table 5). The peak year of sales

was 1971 when 102,072,000 pounds were marketed.

Cash receipts from pork marketed were $3,590,000 in the 1925-29 period

and $20,835,000 in the 1970-73 period. The increase in value of sales was

due to the increase in pounds marketed and increase in price per hundred-

weight. Between 1925-29 and 1970-73, amount of pork marketed increased

322 percent and price per hundredweight increased 193 percent.











Pounds
(1',000,000)



120


110


100.


90


80


70


60


50


40


30


20


10


0


1930 1935 1940


1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970


Figure 3.--Pounds of pork produced and pounds of pork
marketed, Florida, 1925-1973


1925






Table 5.--Hogs: Production, marketing, price per 100 pounds, cash receipts, gross income and indexes,
Florida, 1925-1973



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Price Price
a b per 100 Cash Gross per 100 Cash Gross
Period Prod. Marketing pounds receipts income Prod. Marketings pounds receipts income
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Year pounds pounds Dollars dollars dollars

1925 57,670 13,000 9.10 3,454 6,075 75 18 49 27 43
1926 64,055 13,500 9.90 3,807 6,658 83 19 54 29 48
1927 67,485 19,460 8.70 3,594 5,786 88 27 47 28 41
1928 67,500 28,820 7.10 3,564 5,234 88 41 39 27 37
1929 64,090 28,100 7.70 3,621 5,303 83 40 42 28 38
1930 64,245 23,050 7.50 3,367 5,257 83 32 41 26 38
1931 66,645 20,350 5.50 2,401' 3,879 86 29 30, 18 28
1932d 69,095 21,200 3.35 1,540 2,483 90 30 18 12 18
1933 69,189 31,200 3.20 1,696 2,475 90 44 17 13 18
1934 60,695 26,700 3.85 1,826 2,748 79 38 21 -14 20
1935 62,070 24,900 6.50 2,541 4,197 80 35 35 20 30
1936 73,085 31,520 7.30 3,397 5,364 95 44 40 26 38
1937 83,030 43,520 7.50 4,403 6,446 108 61 41 34 46
1938 98,145 55,275 6.50 4,569 6,320 127 78 .35 35 45
1939 102,350 65,175 5.60 4,444 5,871 133 92 30 34 42
1940 91,425 52,000 5.10 3,348 4,598 119 73 28 26 33
1941 98,245 64,360 7.30 5,675 7,428 128 91 40 44 53
1942 108,945 71,115 10.40 8,617 10,808 141 100 57 66 77
1943 125,150 84,300 12.40 12,315 15,657 162 119 67 95 112
1944 118,571 86,856 11.10 11,156 13,876 154 123 60 86 99







Table 5.--Hogs: Production, marketing, price per 100 pounds, cash receipts, gross income and indexes,
Florida, 1925-1973--Continued



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Price Price
Super 100 Cash Gross per 100 Cash Gross
Period Prod. Marketing pounds receipts income Prod. Marketings pounds receipts income
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Year pounds pounds Dollars dollars dollars

1945 115,069 91,099 13.20 13,827 17,061 149 129 72 106 122
1946 117,100 88,775 15.80 16,139 19,932 152 125 86 124 142
1947 94,304 62,144 20.90 15,433 19,822 122 88 114 118 142
1948 101,330 69,670 20.30 16,413. 20,488 132 98 110 126 146
1949 86,402 68,682 17.20 13,408 16,288 112 97 93 103 116
1950 88,730 60,480 16.40 11,505 14,352 115 85 89 88 102
1951 107,347 75,252 18.80 15,836 19,349 139 106 102 122 138
1952 114,054 100,239 17.40 18,859 21,620 148 142 95 145 154
1953 97,949 77,824 18.90 15,090 19,380 127 110 103 116 138
1954 87,442 64,672 21.20 14,633 18,067 113 91 115- 112 129
1955 94,871 77,786 15.20 12,067 14,501 123 110 83 93 104
1956 103,571 81,616 13.20 10,921 12,741 134 115 72 84 91
1957 87,900 84,660 16.50 14,171 16,856 114 120 90 109 120
1958 92,340 68,025 18.70 12,918 16,089 120 96 102 99 115
1959 102,413 85,548 14.30 12,379 15,421 133 121 78 95 110
1960 88,534 74,104 14.80 11,096 13,770 115 105 80 85 98
1961 86,733 73,008 16.90 12,476 15,123 112 103 92 96 108
1962 87,325 78,340 16.00 12,612 14,440 113 111 87 97 103
1963 83,733 73,148 14.60 10,752 12,180 109 103 79 83 87
1964 88,381 87,756 14.80 13,021 14,075 115 124 80 100 101






Table 5.--Hogs: Production, marketing, price per 100 pounds, cash receipts, gross income and indexes,
Florida, 1925-1973--Continued



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Price Price
per 100 Cash Gross per 100 Cash Gross
Period Prod. Marketings pounds receipts income Prod. Marketings pounds receipts income
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Year pounds pounds Dollars dollars dollars
1965 78,295 77,641 18.50 14,364 15,688 102 110 101 110 112
1966 82,633 77,709 23.00 17,873 19,281 107 110 125 137 138
1967 77,051 70,785 18.40 13,024 14,003 100 100 100 100 100
1968 86,572 78,698 17.60 13,851 14,787 112 111 96 106 106
1969 89,128 84,257 21.00 17,694 18,699 116 119 114 136 134
1970 86,160 83,170 21.90 18,214 19,318 112 117 119 140 138
1971 100,947 102,072 16.60 16,944 17,781 131 144 90 130 127
1972 92,281 91,310 24.20 22,097 23,295 120 129 132 170 166
1973 74,689 70,880 36.80 26,084 27,850 97 100 200 200 199
Five year averages
1925-29 64,160 20,576 8.50 3,590 5,811 83 29 46 28 41
1930-34 65,974 25,524 4.64 2,164 3,368 86 36 25 17 24
1935-39 83,772 44,078 6.68 3,853 5,640 109 62 36 30 40
1940-44 108,467 71,726 9.26 8,222 11,473 141 101 50 63 82
1945-49 102,841 76,074 17.48 15,059 18,718 133 107 95 116 134
1950-54 99,104 75,693 18.54 15,348 18,554 129 107 101 118 133
1955-59 96,219 79,527 15.58 12,491 15,122 125 112 85 96 108
1960-64 86,941 77,876 15.42 11,991 13,918 113 110 84 92 99
1965-69 82,736 77,818 19.70 15,361 16,492 107 110 107 118 118
1970-73 88,519 86,858 24.88 20,835 22,061 115 123 135 160 158

Adjustments made for number shipped in and change in marketing.
bExclude interfarm sales.
c
Includes receipts from marketing and from sales from farm slaughtered meat.
Includes government purchases.
Four year average.







MILK PRODUCTION


Milk production in Florida is normally geared to the amount needed

for fluid consumption. Thus, production tends to increase as population

increases.


Number of Milk Cows on Farms


The number of milk cows on farms showed a substantial increase each

year from 1925 to 1960 (Fig. 4). Number of cows then declined for three

years. After 1963, number of cows increased again but at a slower rate

than during the earlier period. There were 74,000 milk cows on farms in

1925; the number stood at 203,000 in 1973 (Table 6). On an.index basis

(1967 = 100), the number of cows in 1973 was up 12 percent while total

milk production was up 17 percent.


Production per Cow


Production per cow did not change much from 1925 to 1934. After 1934,

production increased steadily to 1948. The greatest increase in production

per cow occurred between 1949 and 1972. Production per cow averaged 2,850

pounds in 1925, 3,930 pounds in 1948 and 9,429 pounds in 1972. Production

per cow in 1973 was 5 percent higher than it was in the 1967 base year.


Total Milk Production


Total milk production depends on number of milk cows on farms and

average production per cow. Since both number of milk cows and production

per cow increased during the study period, there was a similar increase in

total milk production. In 1925, 211 million pounds of milk were produced.

Production had increased to 1,843 million pounds by 1973.'







MILK PRODUCTION


Milk production in Florida is normally geared to the amount needed

for fluid consumption. Thus, production tends to increase as population

increases.


Number of Milk Cows on Farms


The number of milk cows on farms showed a substantial increase each

year from 1925 to 1960 (Fig. 4). Number of cows then declined for three

years. After 1963, number of cows increased again but at a slower rate

than during the earlier period. There were 74,000 milk cows on farms in

1925; the number stood at 203,000 in 1973 (Table 6). On an.index basis

(1967 = 100), the number of cows in 1973 was up 12 percent while total

milk production was up 17 percent.


Production per Cow


Production per cow did not change much from 1925 to 1934. After 1934,

production increased steadily to 1948. The greatest increase in production

per cow occurred between 1949 and 1972. Production per cow averaged 2,850

pounds in 1925, 3,930 pounds in 1948 and 9,429 pounds in 1972. Production

per cow in 1973 was 5 percent higher than it was in the 1967 base year.


Total Milk Production


Total milk production depends on number of milk cows on farms and

average production per cow. Since both number of milk cows and production

per cow increased during the study period, there was a similar increase in

total milk production. In 1925, 211 million pounds of milk were produced.

Production had increased to 1,843 million pounds by 1973.'







MILK PRODUCTION


Milk production in Florida is normally geared to the amount needed

for fluid consumption. Thus, production tends to increase as population

increases.


Number of Milk Cows on Farms


The number of milk cows on farms showed a substantial increase each

year from 1925 to 1960 (Fig. 4). Number of cows then declined for three

years. After 1963, number of cows increased again but at a slower rate

than during the earlier period. There were 74,000 milk cows on farms in

1925; the number stood at 203,000 in 1973 (Table 6). On an.index basis

(1967 = 100), the number of cows in 1973 was up 12 percent while total

milk production was up 17 percent.


Production per Cow


Production per cow did not change much from 1925 to 1934. After 1934,

production increased steadily to 1948. The greatest increase in production

per cow occurred between 1949 and 1972. Production per cow averaged 2,850

pounds in 1925, 3,930 pounds in 1948 and 9,429 pounds in 1972. Production

per cow in 1973 was 5 percent higher than it was in the 1967 base year.


Total Milk Production


Total milk production depends on number of milk cows on farms and

average production per cow. Since both number of milk cows and production

per cow increased during the study period, there was a similar increase in

total milk production. In 1925, 211 million pounds of milk were produced.

Production had increased to 1,843 million pounds by 1973.'







MILK PRODUCTION


Milk production in Florida is normally geared to the amount needed

for fluid consumption. Thus, production tends to increase as population

increases.


Number of Milk Cows on Farms


The number of milk cows on farms showed a substantial increase each

year from 1925 to 1960 (Fig. 4). Number of cows then declined for three

years. After 1963, number of cows increased again but at a slower rate

than during the earlier period. There were 74,000 milk cows on farms in

1925; the number stood at 203,000 in 1973 (Table 6). On an.index basis

(1967 = 100), the number of cows in 1973 was up 12 percent while total

milk production was up 17 percent.


Production per Cow


Production per cow did not change much from 1925 to 1934. After 1934,

production increased steadily to 1948. The greatest increase in production

per cow occurred between 1949 and 1972. Production per cow averaged 2,850

pounds in 1925, 3,930 pounds in 1948 and 9,429 pounds in 1972. Production

per cow in 1973 was 5 percent higher than it was in the 1967 base year.


Total Milk Production


Total milk production depends on number of milk cows on farms and

average production per cow. Since both number of milk cows and production

per cow increased during the study period, there was a similar increase in

total milk production. In 1925, 211 million pounds of milk were produced.

Production had increased to 1,843 million pounds by 1973.'




















Number of
cows on farms
(1,000 head)



190


180


170


160 -


150 -


-140 -


130


120


110 -


100


90


80


70


Number of dows -*


+- Milk per cow


Milk
per cow
(pounds)



10,000-


- 9,400 -


S8,800 -


-8,200 -


- 7,600 -


- 7,000 -


S6,400


S5,800


S5,200

-4,600


-4,000


-3,400


- 2,800


Total milk
production
(million lbs.)



1,760


1,630


1,500


1,370


1,240


1,110


980


850


720

590


460


330


200


1925 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970


Figure 4.--Milk production: Number of milk cows on farms,
milk per cow and total milk production, Florida,
1925-1973


I 1 1 I I I I I I








Table 6.--Milk Production: Number of milk cows on farms, production per cow, total milk production,
cash receipts from marketing and indexes, Florida, 1925-1973



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Number of Total Cash receipts Number of Total Cash receipts
milk cows Prod. milk from milk cows Prod. milk from
Period on farms per cow prod. marketing on farms per cow prod. marketing
1,000 Million 1,000
Year head Pounds pounds dollars

1925 74 2,850 211 8,865 41 33 13 8
1926 79 2,740 216 9,616 43 32 14 9
1927 82 2,710 222 9,270 45 31 14 8
1928 83 2,790 232 9,418 46 32 15 8
1929 85 2,930 249 10,044 47 34 16 9
1930 86 2,800 241 9,442 47 32 15 8
1931 87 2,880 251 8,093 48 33 16 7
1932 89 2,860 255 6,363 49 33 16 6
1933 92 2,860 263 6,422 51 33 17 6
1934 96 2,850 274 7,556 53 33 17 7
1935 98 2,960 290 8,459 54 34 18 7
1936 99 3,240 321 9,569 54 37 20 8
1937 99 3,260 323 10,007 54 38 20 9
1938 99 3,250 322 9,805 54 38 20 9
1939 100 3,300 330 9,843 55 38 21 9
1940 101 3,400 343 10,632 55 39 22 9
1941 104 3,600 374 12,079 57 42 24 11
1942 107 3,600 385 14,173 59 42 24 13
1943 112 3,750 420 18,305 62 43 27 16
1944 116 3,800 441 19,779 64 44 28 18







Table 6.--Milk Production: Number of milk cows on farms, production per cow, total milk production,
cash receipts from marketing and indexes, Florida, 1925-1973--Continued



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Number of Total Cash receipts Number of Total Cash receipts
milk cows Prod. milk from milk cows Prod. milk from
Period on farms per cow prod. marketing on farms per cow prod. marketing
1,000 Million 1,000
Year head Pounds pounds dollars

1945 119 3,900 468 21,225 65 45 30 19
1946 127 3,820 485 24,835 70 44 31 22
1947 131 3,830 502 30,181 72 44 32 27
1948 133 3,930 523 34,239 73 45 33 30
1949 135 4,300 580 37,878 74 50 37 34
1950 136 4,400 598 37,300 75 51 38 33
1951 139 4,540 631 40',337 76 52 40 36
1952 148 4,600 681 45,188 81 53 43 40
1953 164 4,680 768 52,602 90 54 49 47
1954 174 4,600 800 53,076 96 53 51 47
1955 175 5,050 884 57,867 96 58 56 51
1956 179 5,600 1,002 65,495 98 65 64. 58
1957 185 5,880 1,088 73,149 102 68 69 65
1958 189 5,910 1,117 75,946 104 68 71 67
1959 192 6,460 1,240 83,916 105 75 79 74
1960 194 6,730 1,306 87,226 107 78 83 77
1961 189 6,910 1,306 85,795 104 80 83 76
1962 180 7,270 1,309 86,075 99 84 83 76
1963 177 7,500 1,328 88,026 97 87 84 78
1964 178 7,600 1,353 87,097 98 88 86 77








Table 6.--Milk Production: Number of milk cows on farms, production per cow, total milk production,
cash receipts from marketing and indexes, Florida, 1925-1973--Continued



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Number of Total Cash receipts Number of Total Cash receipts
milk cows Prod. milk from milk cows Prod. milk from
Period on farms per cow prod. marketing on farms per cow prod. marketing
1,000 Million 1,000
Year head Pounds pounds dollars

1965 178 7,810 1,390 87,314 98 90 88 77'
1966 180 8,200 1,476 99,029 99 95 94 88
1967 182 8,660 1,576 112,802 100 100 100 100
1968 186 8,355 1,544 115,123 102 96 98 102
1969 190 8,205 1,559 121,054 104 95 99 107
1970 191 8,592 1,641 126,863 105 99 104 112
1971 194 9,201 1,785 141,187 107 106 113 125
1972 198 9,429 1,867 149,524 109 109 118 133
1973 203 9,079 1,843 172,091 112 105 117 153

Five year averages

1925-29 81 2,804 226 9,443 45 32 14 8
1930-34 90 2,850 257 7,655 49 33 16 7
1935-39 99 3,202 319 9,537 54 37 20 8
1940-44 108 3,630 393 14,993 59 42 25 13
1945-49 129 3,956 511 29,672 71 46 32 26
1950-54 152 4,564 696 45,701 84 53 44 41
1955-59 184 5,780 1,066 71,275 101 67 68 63
1960-64 184 7,202 1,320 86,844 101 83 84 77
1965-69 183 8,246 1,511 107,064 101 95 96 95
1970-73a 196 9,102 1,784 147,416 108 105 113 131

a
Four year average.








Cash Receipts from Milk Marketings


From 1925 until 1969, cash receipts from milk marketing were the

highest of any livestock enterprise in the state. In 1932, receipts from

milk sold were $6,363,000 (Table 6). The value of milk sold had increased

to $172,091,000 by 1973.

With the exception of 1927 and 1928, from 1925 to 1941 cash receipts

from milk marketing made up more than 40 percent of the total cash receipts

from livestock and products (Fig. 5). This figure declined from 41 percent

in 1941 to 29 percent in 1946 (Table 7). There was considerable fluctuation

in the share of receipts from milk marketing from 1946 to 1973 but it aver-

aged about 35 percent.

In terms of all farm receipts, cash receipts from milk marketing were

about 8 percent of total farm cash receipts from 1925 to 1941. From 1947

to 1973, this figure fluctuated mainly between 8 and 10 percent averaging

around 9.25 percent.



















Livestock and
products
(percent)



45


40


35 Live,
livi
30 proi


25


20


15


10"


5


0 1
1925 1930


Cash farm
receipts
(percent),



1.8


S16


14


12


. 10


8


6.


4


2


0


1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960' 1965 1970


Figure 5.--Milk marketing: Percent cash receipts from milk
marketing of total livestock and livestock products
and total cash farm receipts, Florida, 1925-1973








Table 7.--Milk marketing: Cash receipts from milk marketing and percent
total is of total livestock and products and of total cash farm
receipts, Florida, 1925-1973



Percent of total of:

Cash receipts Livestock
from milk and Cash farm
Period marketing. products receipts
1n000


Year


1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954


1955
1956
1957
1958
1959


dollars

8,865
9,616
9,270
9,418
10,044
9,442
8,093
6,763
6,422
7,556
8,459
9,569
10,007
9,805
9,843
10,632
12,079
14,173
18,305
19,779
21,225
24,835
30,181
34,239
37,878
37,300
40,337
45,188
52,602
53,076
57,867
65,495
73,149
75,946
83,916


Percent


Percent


41.5
40.6
39.8
39.8
42.2
44.8
49.8
50.2
48.5
48.8


44.9
45.0
40.8
41.6
41.1
44.2
40.7
37.5
32.3
33.6
30.1
29.1
32.6
31.4
37.6
34.4
34.9
33.1
38.5
37.9
39.6
41.6
40.7
34.1
38.3


8.6
8.6
7.2
8.6
7.5
9.2
8.6
6.9
5.7
5.6
5.5
5.8
9.2
10.0
8.8


9.1
9.9
11.0
10.7
10.7








Table 7.--Milk marketing: Cash receipts from milk marketing and percent
total is of total livestock and products and of total cash farm
receipts, Florida, 1925-1973--Continued



Percent of total of:

Cash receipts Livestock
from milk and Cash farm
Period marketing products receipts
1,000


Year

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973


Five year averages


1925-29
1930-34
1935-39
1940-44
1945-49
1950-54
1955-59
1960-64
1965-69'
1970-73


dollars

87,226
85,795
86,075
88,026
87,097
87,314
99,029
112,802
115,123
121,054
126,863
141,187
149,524
172,091



9,443
7,655
9,537
14,993
29,672
45,701
71,275
86,844
107,064
147,416


Percent


Percent


41.4
41.9
40.3
39.2
38.2
35.0
32.7
35.2
35.6
31.6
32.1
34.4
32.7
28.3


11.3
10.1
10.0
9.9
8.8
8.7
9.5
9.9
9.6
9.2
9.9
10.0
9.0
9.0


40.8
48.1
42.5
36.2
32.4
35.9
38.5
40.1
33.9
24.2


8.0
8.1
8.0
6.5
7.8
8.7
10.2
10.0
9.4
7.8


a year average.
Four year average.







POULTRY AND EGGS--EGG PRODUCTION


Average Number of Layers During the Year


The average number of layers on Florida farms changed very little

between 1925 and 1941 (Fig. 6). After 1941-numbers increased moderately

until 1954. Numbers showed a rapid increase from 1954 until 1971. The

average number of layers was 1,686,000 in 1925, 2,475,000 in 1954 and

12,283,000 in 1971 (Table 8).


Eggs per Layer


Eggs per layer did not show much change between 1927 and 1934, but

increased substantially from 1935 to 1945. A rapid increase in eggs pro-

duced per hen came after 1947, from 135 in 1946 and 1947; to 233 in 1967

and 1968. There was a drop in eggs produced per hen in 1969 and 1970

followed by an increase in 1971 and 1973. The number of eggs produced

per layer was 239 in 1973. This rate of lay compared to only 117 eggs in

1926 and 1935.


Eggs Produced


The total number of eggs produced per year depends on the number of

layers and eggs produced per layer. As indicated above, both of these

factors showed a substantial increase over the study period. The total

number of eggs produced per year followed a trend similar to the average

number of layers but with a faster rate of increase due to the increase

in eggs per layer.

The number of eggs produced showed only a small change from 1925 to

1940. Eggs produced increased from 1940 to 1955 but the most rapid in-

crease came after 1955. The total number of eggs produced per year stood







POULTRY AND EGGS--EGG PRODUCTION


Average Number of Layers During the Year


The average number of layers on Florida farms changed very little

between 1925 and 1941 (Fig. 6). After 1941-numbers increased moderately

until 1954. Numbers showed a rapid increase from 1954 until 1971. The

average number of layers was 1,686,000 in 1925, 2,475,000 in 1954 and

12,283,000 in 1971 (Table 8).


Eggs per Layer


Eggs per layer did not show much change between 1927 and 1934, but

increased substantially from 1935 to 1945. A rapid increase in eggs pro-

duced per hen came after 1947, from 135 in 1946 and 1947; to 233 in 1967

and 1968. There was a drop in eggs produced per hen in 1969 and 1970

followed by an increase in 1971 and 1973. The number of eggs produced

per layer was 239 in 1973. This rate of lay compared to only 117 eggs in

1926 and 1935.


Eggs Produced


The total number of eggs produced per year depends on the number of

layers and eggs produced per layer. As indicated above, both of these

factors showed a substantial increase over the study period. The total

number of eggs produced per year followed a trend similar to the average

number of layers but with a faster rate of increase due to the increase

in eggs per layer.

The number of eggs produced showed only a small change from 1925 to

1940. Eggs produced increased from 1940 to 1955 but the most rapid in-

crease came after 1955. The total number of eggs produced per year stood







POULTRY AND EGGS--EGG PRODUCTION


Average Number of Layers During the Year


The average number of layers on Florida farms changed very little

between 1925 and 1941 (Fig. 6). After 1941-numbers increased moderately

until 1954. Numbers showed a rapid increase from 1954 until 1971. The

average number of layers was 1,686,000 in 1925, 2,475,000 in 1954 and

12,283,000 in 1971 (Table 8).


Eggs per Layer


Eggs per layer did not show much change between 1927 and 1934, but

increased substantially from 1935 to 1945. A rapid increase in eggs pro-

duced per hen came after 1947, from 135 in 1946 and 1947; to 233 in 1967

and 1968. There was a drop in eggs produced per hen in 1969 and 1970

followed by an increase in 1971 and 1973. The number of eggs produced

per layer was 239 in 1973. This rate of lay compared to only 117 eggs in

1926 and 1935.


Eggs Produced


The total number of eggs produced per year depends on the number of

layers and eggs produced per layer. As indicated above, both of these

factors showed a substantial increase over the study period. The total

number of eggs produced per year followed a trend similar to the average

number of layers but with a faster rate of increase due to the increase

in eggs per layer.

The number of eggs produced showed only a small change from 1925 to

1940. Eggs produced increased from 1940 to 1955 but the most rapid in-

crease came after 1955. The total number of eggs produced per year stood







POULTRY AND EGGS--EGG PRODUCTION


Average Number of Layers During the Year


The average number of layers on Florida farms changed very little

between 1925 and 1941 (Fig. 6). After 1941-numbers increased moderately

until 1954. Numbers showed a rapid increase from 1954 until 1971. The

average number of layers was 1,686,000 in 1925, 2,475,000 in 1954 and

12,283,000 in 1971 (Table 8).


Eggs per Layer


Eggs per layer did not show much change between 1927 and 1934, but

increased substantially from 1935 to 1945. A rapid increase in eggs pro-

duced per hen came after 1947, from 135 in 1946 and 1947; to 233 in 1967

and 1968. There was a drop in eggs produced per hen in 1969 and 1970

followed by an increase in 1971 and 1973. The number of eggs produced

per layer was 239 in 1973. This rate of lay compared to only 117 eggs in

1926 and 1935.


Eggs Produced


The total number of eggs produced per year depends on the number of

layers and eggs produced per layer. As indicated above, both of these

factors showed a substantial increase over the study period. The total

number of eggs produced per year followed a trend similar to the average

number of layers but with a faster rate of increase due to the increase

in eggs per layer.

The number of eggs produced showed only a small change from 1925 to

1940. Eggs produced increased from 1940 to 1955 but the most rapid in-

crease came after 1955. The total number of eggs produced per year stood



















Average layers Eggs Eggs
.during year per produced
(millions) layer (millions)

I
I
13 / 230- 3,250

I \ I
12 A, 220- 3,000


S11 Eggs per layer 1 210. 2,750


10 / 200- 2,500


9 / -190- 2,250
I Average
layers.
8 during 180. 2,000
P year
7 170- 1,750
I
6 160- 1,500
Si Eggs
5 produced 150- 1,250
I

4 a 140- 1,000


3 130 750


2 120- 500


1 110- 250


0 1 1 0 1 I 1 4 o o
1925 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970


Figure 6.--Eggs: Average number of layers during year, eggs
per layer and total eggs produced, Florida, 1925-1973







Table 8.--Eggs: Production, price per dozen, cash receipts and indexes
and cash receipts, Florida, 1925-1973


of production, price per dozen


Indexes (1967 = 100)

Average Eggs Price Average Eggs Price
layers during per Eggs per a Cash number per Eggs per Cash
Period the year layer produced dozen receipts layers layer produced dozen receipts


Thousands


Year

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944


1,686
1,723
1,146
1,802
1,657
1,645
1,556
1,650
1,595
1,440
1,519
1,530
1,637
1,452
1,543
1,601
1,578
1,709
1,942
2,009


Number Millions Cents


118
117
123
129
124
126
125
130
125
125
117
118
120
142
128
128
125
130
129
128


191
201
227
233
205
208
194
214
199
180
178
180
196
206
198
205
198
222
251
260


36.3
37.4
30.9
31.0
33.5
31.0
23'.8
19.0
19.0
23.0
27.1
26.8
26.4
26.2
23.7
24.2
28.5
32.5
41.0
38.8


1,000
dollars


4,538
4,737
4,506
4,676
4,383
4,107
2,777
2,533
2,327
2,377
2,710
2,725
3,102
3,209
2,804
3,605
3,468
4,550
6,663
6,370


123
126
104
105
113
105
80
64
64
78
92
91
89
89
80
82
96
110
139
131


~-`---







Table 8.--Eggs: Production, price per dozen, cash receipts and indexes of production, price per dozen
and cash receipts, Florida, 1925-1973--Continued



Indexes (1967 = 100)

Average Eggs Price Average Eggs Price
layers during per Eggs per Cash number per Eggs per Cash
Period the year layer produced dozen receipts layers layer produced dozen receipts
1,000
Year Thousands Number Millions Cents dollars

1945 1,839 134 247 38.8 7,037 19 58 11 131 13
1946 1,856 135 251 45.4 7,268 20 58 11 153 13
1947 1,936 135 262 45.9 9,665 20 58 12 155 18
1948 2,128 141 299 56.0 11,712 23 61 14 189 22
1949 2,158 150 324 55.1 12,581 23 64 15 186 23
1950 2,189 166 364 46.3 11,999 23 71 17 156 22
1951 2,163 172 372 58.1 15,735 23 74 17 196 29
1952 2,269 174 395 53.4 15,575 24 75 18 180 29
1953 2,416 183 443 57.3 19,148 26 79 20 194 35
1954 2,475 202 501 49.5 18,975 26 87 23 167 35
1955 2,793 203 568 48.5 21,259 30 87 26 164 39
1956 3,410 208 709 48.6 27,135 36 89 32 164 50
1957 3,835 207 793 46.5 29,441 41 89 36 157 55
1958 4,212 209 881 45.5 32,267 45 90 40 154 60
1959 4,484 216 968 39.1 30,638 47 93 44 132 57
1960 4,720 218 1,030 41.1 34,421 50 94 47 139 64
1961 5,144 222 1,144 37.6 35,187 54 95 52 127 65
1962 5,716 218 1,248 30.1 37,002 60 94 57 102 69
1963 6,456 224 1,448 34.3 40,931 68 96 66 116 76
1964 7,229 231 1,667 34.1 47,001 76 99 76 115 87






Table 8.--Eggs: Production, price per dozen, cash receipts and indexes of production, price per dozen
and cash receipts, Florida, 1925-1973--Continued


Indexes (1967 = 100)

Average Eggs Price Average Eggs Price
layers during per Eggs per Cash number per Eggs per Cash
Period the year layer produced dozen receipts layers layer produced dozen receipts
1,000
Year Thousands Number Millions Cents dollars

1965 7,714 230 1,778 33.8 49,771 82 99' 81 114 92
1966 8,634 232 1,999 39.3 65,172 91 100 91 133 121
1967 9,457 233 2,199 29.6 53,995 100 100 100 100 100
1968 10,330 233 2,412 30.1 60,275 109 100 110 102 112
1969 11,217 224 2,515 35.8 74,792 119 96 114 121 139
1970 11,728 217 2,545 33.7 71,276 124 93 116 114 132
1971 12,283 228 2,802 24.9 58,017 130 98 127 84 107
1972 12,075 235 2,840 24.9 58,847 128 101 129 84 109:
1973 11,760 239 2,806 46.5 108,578 124 103 128 157 201

Five year averages

1925-29 1,603 122 211 33.8 4,568 17 52 10 114 8
1930-34 1,577 126 199 23.2 2,824 17 54 9 78 5
1935-39 1,536 125 192 26.0 2,910 16 54 9 88 5
1940-44 1,768 128 227 33.0 4,931 19 55 10 111 9
1945-49 1,983 139 277 48.2 8,469 21 60 13 163 16
1950-54 2,302 179 415 52.9 16,286 24 77 19 179 30
1955-59 3,747 209 784 45.6 28,146 40 90 36' 154 52
1960-64 5,853 223 1,307 35.4 38,908 62 96 59 120 72
1965-69 9,470 230 2,181 33.7 60,801 100 99 99 114 113
1970-73 11,962 230 2,748 32.4 74,180 126 99 125 110 137


cludes hatching eggs.


aPrice per dozen in
bFour year average.


L
M







at 205 million in 1940, 568 million in 1955 and 2,806 million in 1973.


Price per Dozen


The price received for eggs varied during the study period (Table 8).

The average price per year during the five year period 1930-34 was 23.2

cents per dozen. Average price then increased each five years up to

1950-54 when it averaged 52.9 cents per dozen. It then decreased each

five year period and averaged only 32.4 cents per dozen in the four year

period 1970-73. Due to the increased efficiency of production, Florida

farmers continued to increase the number of layers kept even though price

per dozen decreased.


Cash Receipts from Egg Marketings


Average cash receipts increased each period from 1930-34 to 1970-73

despite the decrease in price per dozen received for eggs after the 1950-

54 period. After 1950-54, cash receipts from marketing increased at a

slower rate than number of eggs produced. From 1955-59 to 1970-73, num-

ber of eggs produced increased 562 percent but cash receipts increased

only 355 percent. For the five year period 1930-34, cash receipts per

year averaged only $2,824,000 compared to $74,180,000 per year during the

four year period 1970-73.


POULTRY AND EGGS--BROILERS


Broilers Produced


Statistics on broiler production were first reported in 1935 (Table

9). However, only since 1965 has the numbers of broilers produced become

of much importance (Fig. 7). In 1935, 800,000 broilers were produced.







at 205 million in 1940, 568 million in 1955 and 2,806 million in 1973.


Price per Dozen


The price received for eggs varied during the study period (Table 8).

The average price per year during the five year period 1930-34 was 23.2

cents per dozen. Average price then increased each five years up to

1950-54 when it averaged 52.9 cents per dozen. It then decreased each

five year period and averaged only 32.4 cents per dozen in the four year

period 1970-73. Due to the increased efficiency of production, Florida

farmers continued to increase the number of layers kept even though price

per dozen decreased.


Cash Receipts from Egg Marketings


Average cash receipts increased each period from 1930-34 to 1970-73

despite the decrease in price per dozen received for eggs after the 1950-

54 period. After 1950-54, cash receipts from marketing increased at a

slower rate than number of eggs produced. From 1955-59 to 1970-73, num-

ber of eggs produced increased 562 percent but cash receipts increased

only 355 percent. For the five year period 1930-34, cash receipts per

year averaged only $2,824,000 compared to $74,180,000 per year during the

four year period 1970-73.


POULTRY AND EGGS--BROILERS


Broilers Produced


Statistics on broiler production were first reported in 1935 (Table

9). However, only since 1965 has the numbers of broilers produced become

of much importance (Fig. 7). In 1935, 800,000 broilers were produced.







at 205 million in 1940, 568 million in 1955 and 2,806 million in 1973.


Price per Dozen


The price received for eggs varied during the study period (Table 8).

The average price per year during the five year period 1930-34 was 23.2

cents per dozen. Average price then increased each five years up to

1950-54 when it averaged 52.9 cents per dozen. It then decreased each

five year period and averaged only 32.4 cents per dozen in the four year

period 1970-73. Due to the increased efficiency of production, Florida

farmers continued to increase the number of layers kept even though price

per dozen decreased.


Cash Receipts from Egg Marketings


Average cash receipts increased each period from 1930-34 to 1970-73

despite the decrease in price per dozen received for eggs after the 1950-

54 period. After 1950-54, cash receipts from marketing increased at a

slower rate than number of eggs produced. From 1955-59 to 1970-73, num-

ber of eggs produced increased 562 percent but cash receipts increased

only 355 percent. For the five year period 1930-34, cash receipts per

year averaged only $2,824,000 compared to $74,180,000 per year during the

four year period 1970-73.


POULTRY AND EGGS--BROILERS


Broilers Produced


Statistics on broiler production were first reported in 1935 (Table

9). However, only since 1965 has the numbers of broilers produced become

of much importance (Fig. 7). In 1935, 800,000 broilers were produced.







at 205 million in 1940, 568 million in 1955 and 2,806 million in 1973.


Price per Dozen


The price received for eggs varied during the study period (Table 8).

The average price per year during the five year period 1930-34 was 23.2

cents per dozen. Average price then increased each five years up to

1950-54 when it averaged 52.9 cents per dozen. It then decreased each

five year period and averaged only 32.4 cents per dozen in the four year

period 1970-73. Due to the increased efficiency of production, Florida

farmers continued to increase the number of layers kept even though price

per dozen decreased.


Cash Receipts from Egg Marketings


Average cash receipts increased each period from 1930-34 to 1970-73

despite the decrease in price per dozen received for eggs after the 1950-

54 period. After 1950-54, cash receipts from marketing increased at a

slower rate than number of eggs produced. From 1955-59 to 1970-73, num-

ber of eggs produced increased 562 percent but cash receipts increased

only 355 percent. For the five year period 1930-34, cash receipts per

year averaged only $2,824,000 compared to $74,180,000 per year during the

four year period 1970-73.


POULTRY AND EGGS--BROILERS


Broilers Produced


Statistics on broiler production were first reported in 1935 (Table

9). However, only since 1965 has the numbers of broilers produced become

of much importance (Fig. 7). In 1935, 800,000 broilers were produced.






34

This number increased to 12,855,000 in 1965 and 56,833,000 in 1973.

Broilers are a unique enterprise in that the number produced increased

sharply after 1965 despite the fact that wholesale price per pound was

only about one-third of that received earlier. Broilers are grown under

contract. Contractors normally furnish, the baby chicks, feed and medi-

cine and also pay the cost of catching the grown birds and hauling them

to a dressing plant. Producers furnish labor and housing and bear other

costs of production. The producer is interested in receiving a price

that will cover his cost. Contract price to producer has not declined

in proportion to the wholesale price.


Pounds Produced


Weight per broiler did not fluctuate much over the period studied.

Average weight per broiler increased about three-fourths of a pound from

1935 to 1973. Thus, the total pounds of broilers produced showed a pattern

very similar to that of number produced. Production amounted to 43,707,000

pounds in 1965 and 215,965,000 pounds in 1973.


Cash Receipts from Broilers Sold


Cash receipts from broilers sold were only $528,000 in 1935. This

figure increased to $6,338,000 in 1965 and $49,888,000 in 1973. As indi-

cated above, change in cash receipts does not represent change in income

to producers since they are paid on the basis of pounds of broilers sold.

The producer is affected indirectly by price per pound for broilers. Even

though wholesale price has been falling, it is only one factor taken into

consideration in determining the price to be paid to producers.






34

This number increased to 12,855,000 in 1965 and 56,833,000 in 1973.

Broilers are a unique enterprise in that the number produced increased

sharply after 1965 despite the fact that wholesale price per pound was

only about one-third of that received earlier. Broilers are grown under

contract. Contractors normally furnish, the baby chicks, feed and medi-

cine and also pay the cost of catching the grown birds and hauling them

to a dressing plant. Producers furnish labor and housing and bear other

costs of production. The producer is interested in receiving a price

that will cover his cost. Contract price to producer has not declined

in proportion to the wholesale price.


Pounds Produced


Weight per broiler did not fluctuate much over the period studied.

Average weight per broiler increased about three-fourths of a pound from

1935 to 1973. Thus, the total pounds of broilers produced showed a pattern

very similar to that of number produced. Production amounted to 43,707,000

pounds in 1965 and 215,965,000 pounds in 1973.


Cash Receipts from Broilers Sold


Cash receipts from broilers sold were only $528,000 in 1935. This

figure increased to $6,338,000 in 1965 and $49,888,000 in 1973. As indi-

cated above, change in cash receipts does not represent change in income

to producers since they are paid on the basis of pounds of broilers sold.

The producer is affected indirectly by price per pound for broilers. Even

though wholesale price has been falling, it is only one factor taken into

consideration in determining the price to be paid to producers.








Table 9.--Broiler production: .Nu-'ber, wighit, price per pound, cash
receipts and indexes of trends in number, price per pound
and cash receipts, Florida, 1935-1.973



Broilers produced. Indexes (1967 = 100)

Price-- -- Price
per Cash Number per Cash
Period. Number Pounds pound receipts produced pound receipts
1 00,' -


Year

1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943:
1944
1945
1946
1947
1945
1949
1950
1951
1952
1933
1954

1955


1959
1957
1958
196359
1960


1965
1962
1963
1969
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969


Cents dollars


Thousands

800
i,ooo
1,000

1,600
2,000
3,000
3,800
4,900
6,000
5,000
5,750
5,462
6,773
7,247
8,334

8,911
9,986
10,479
11,736
9,389
11,830
10,884
11,319
10,413
10,101
12,222
11,855
9,721
11,082
12,855
18,643
25,164
35,481
38,937.


Thousands

2,400.
3,000
3,600
4,480
5,600
8,400
10,640
12,250
15,000
12,500
14,375
14,747
18,287
18,118
23,335
20.103
25,842
27,944
30,389
34,034
27,228
35,490
33,740
35,089
33,227
3:2,323
39,110
37,937
'31,107
30,571
43,707
59,648
83,041
124,184
135,580


22.0
22.7
24.4
22.8
21.3
21.0
22.3
28.0
33.0
33.0
37.0
42.0
42.0
39.0
33.0
29.3
31.0
30.0
28.9
24.1
26.2
20.6
19.3
18.3
16.1
16.8
13.5
14.6
14.3
13.9
14.5
14.8
12.7
13.4
14.1


528
681
378
1,021
. 1,193
1,7 J
2,373
3,400
4,9 50
4,125
S5,319
6,194
7,681
7,C66
7,701
7,6f-.
8,011
8,383
8,752
8,202
7,134
7,311
6,512
6,421
5,365
5,430
5,280-
5,539
4,448
5,083
6,338
8,828
10,546
16,641
19,117


3
4
5-
6
8
12
15
19
24
20
23
22
27
29
33
36
35
40
42
47
37
47
43
45
41
S40
49
47
39
44
51
74
100
141
155-


173
179
192
180
168
165
176
220
260
260
291
331
331
307
260
231
244
236
228
190
206
162
152
144
127
132
106
115
113
109
114
117
100
106
Ili


5
6
8
10
11
17
23
33
47
39
50
59
73
67
73
73
76
79
83
78
68
69
62
61
51
51
50
53
42
48
60
8i
100
158
181


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Table 9.--Broiler production: Number, weight, price per pound, cash
receipts and indexes of trends in number, price per pound
and cash receipts, Florida, 1935-1973--Continued



Broilers produced Indexes (1967 = 100)

Price Price
per Cash Number per Cash
Period Number Pounds pound receipts produced pound receipts
1,000
Year Thousands Thousands Cents dollars

1970a 46,578 167,681 13.0 21,799 185 102 207
1971a 48,606 174,982 12.7 22,223 193 100 211
1972a 56,655 209,624 13.3 27,880 225 105 264
1973a 56,833 215,965 23.1 49,888 226 182 473

Five year averages

1935-39 1,320 3,816 22.6 860 5 178 8
1940-44 4,540 11,750 27.5 3,328 18 217 32
1945-49 6,713 17,772 38.6 6,792 27 304 64
1950-54 10,021 27,662 28.7 8,305 40 226 79
1955-59 10,767 32,974 20.1 6,549 43 158 62
1960-64 10,996 35,140 14.6 5,156 44 115 49
1965-69 24,175 89,232 13.9 12,294 96 109 117
1970-73 52,186 192,063 15.9 30,448 207 125 289


aTwelve month period beginning with December of previous year 1970-
1973.
Four year average.















Number
produced
(millions)


Pounds
produced
(millions)


220


200


180


160


140


120


100


80


60


40


1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970



Figure 7.--Broilers: Number produced and pounds
produced, Florida, 1935-1973














SUMMARY


Total agricultural production is increasing in Florida. However,

some enterprises are declining in importance while others are experiencing

more than average growth. The purpose of this report is to present his-

torical data for livestock and/or livestock products to show trends in

numbers or amounts, production per unit, total production, price per

unit and value.of production. The data cover the period 1925 to 1973

except where an enterprise became of economic importance during the period.

Data are presented for cattle and calves, hogs, milk and poultry-eggs and

broilers.

From 1925 to 1946, the value of all livestock and products accounted

for about 20 percent of the total cash farm income in the state. Since

1952, the proportion has fluctuated between 25 and 30 percent averaging

out to slightly over 27 percent.

In the 1925-29 period, income from cattle and calves was $3,172,000

or only 2.7 percent of the total cash farm income for the state. In the

1970-73 period this amount had increased to $182,048,000 and was 11.5

percent of the total cash farm income.

Hogs are a relatively minor livestock enterprise. Cash receipts from

pork marketed were $3,590,000 in the 1925-29 period and $20,835,000 in the

1970-73 period. Between 1925-29 and 1970-72, amount of pork marketed in-

creased 322 percent and price per hundredweight increased 199 percent.

The number of milk cows on farms increased from 74,000 in 1925 to

203,000 in 1973. During the same period milk production per cow increased






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6,229 pounds. In the 1925-29 period, total cash receipts from milk market-

ings were $9,443,000 compared to $147,416,000 in the 1970-73 period. For

the same two periods, the value of milk'marketings as a percent of total

livestock and products decreased from' 42 to 28 percent.

The number of laying hens on Florida farms increased from 2,793,000

in 1955 to 11,760,000 in 1973, or 321 percent. The increase in total

number of eggs produced for the same period was 394 percent. Cash receipts

from eggs sold were $21,259,000 in 1955 and $108,578,000 in 1973. Percent-

age wise cash receipts from eggs produced was only slightly more than the

increase in total production of eggs due to price per dozen declining

from 48.5 cents in 1955 to 46.5 cents in 1973.

Statistics on broiler production were first reported in 1935 when

800,000 broilers were produced. The largest increase in numbers produced

has occurred since 1965 during which period number produced increased

43,800,000. Cash receipts from broilers sold failed to keep pace because

of the decline in price per pound for broilers.


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