Industry: 0279—Animal Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified
Establishments primarily engaged in the production of animal specialties, not elsewhere classified, such as pets, bees, worms, and laboratory animals. This industry also includes establishments deriving 50 percent or more of their total value of sales of agricultural products from animal specialties (Industry Group 027), but less than 50 percent from products of any single industry.

Alligator farmsFrog farms
ApiariesHoney production
Aviaries (e.g., parakeet, canary, lovebirds)Kennels, breeding and raising own stock
Bee farmsLaboratory animal farms (e.g., rats, mice, guinea pigs)
Cat farmsRattlesnake farms
Dog farmsSilk (raw) production and silkworm farms
Earthworm hatcheriesWorm farms
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
0279Animal Specialties, Nec2,861
027900Animal specialties, nec363
02790000Animal specialties, nec363
027901Worm farms132
02790100Worm farms103
02790101Earthworm farm24
02790102Silk (raw) production and silkworm farm5
027902Bird sanctuaries205
02790200Bird sanctuaries127
027903Amphibious animal farms78
02790300Amphibious animal farms16
02790301Alligator farm28
02790302Frog farm28
02790303Rattlesnake farm6
027904Domestic animal farms884
02790400Domestic animal farms100
02790401Cat farm41
02790402Dog farm200
02790403Kennels, breeding and raising own stock543
027999Animal specialties, nec, nec1,199
02799901Apiary (bee and honey farm)1,081
02799902Laboratory animal farm65
02799903Insect farm53