The Livestock Industry with Dan Severson

Dan Severson gave us an overview of the livestock industry in Delaware. I love learning about Delaware and its agricultural industries. I found it amazing how Delaware farms have an economic impact of $7.9 Billion. Even though it is a small state, it plays a big part in the agriculture industry. He gave us the statistic that the value of Delaware’s agricultural products sold directly to consumers is $3.5 Million. Delaware’s location seems to be helping out the state in many ways. Delaware can easily get its meat to big cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. These cities have ethnic districts, which means they are able to sell meat to cultures who require certain types of meat and certain parts of the animal. I was intrigued to learn about the recent dairy trend. The number of dairy farms is decreasing, and herds are becoming large within the remaining farms. I really enjoy being able to learn about so many different industries within the field of agriculture.

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