Livestock Industry

Dan Severson is a New Castle County Extension Agent who lectured us about the Livestock Industry in Delaware.  Dan went through a variety of animals and how they impacted Delaware.  What really shocked me was that 96% of Delaware farms are family owned.  As well, I didn’t know how much beef and pork consumption there actually is.  I’ve always assumed that poultry was the most consumed, but it ranks third.  Poultry in Delaware brings in the most money by far, but I didn’t know how well beef, dairy, and hogs accounted for.  Dan’s knowledge for the livestock industry allowed for myself to learn a bunch of new information regarding the demographics and the overview of an industry I didn’t necessarily know much about.

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