Major Group: 02—Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties

This major group includes establishments (e.g., farms, ranches, dairies, feedlots, egg production facilities, broiler facilities, poultry hatcheries, apiaries) primarily engaged in the keeping, grazing, or feeding of livestock for the sale of livestock or livestock products (including serums), for livestock increase, or for value increase. Livestock, as used here, includes cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and poultry of all kinds; also included in this major group are animal specialties, such as horses, rabbits, bees, pets, fish in captivity, and fur-bearing animals in captivity.

An establishment primarily engaged in the production of livestock or livestock products (Major Group 02) is classified in the industry (four-digit) or industry group (three-digit) which accounts for 50 percent or more of the total value of sales for its agricultural production. If the total value of sales for agricultural products of an establishment is less than 50 percent from a single four-digit industry, but 50 percent or more of the value of sales for its agricultural products derives from the products of two or more four-digit industries within the same three-digit industry group, the establishment is classified in the miscellaneous industry of that industry group; otherwise, it is classified as a general livestock farm in Industry 0291.

Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
Industry Group 021: Livestock, Except Dairy And Poultry
0211Beef Cattle Feedlots10,486
0212Beef Cattle, Except Feedlots15,755
0214Sheep and Goats1,275
0219General Livestock, Except Dairy and Poultry1,469
Industry Group 024: Dairy Farms
0241Dairy Farms20,378
Industry Group 025: Poultry And Eggs
0251Broiler, Fryer, and Roaster Chickens915
0252Chicken Eggs531
0253Turkeys and Turkey Eggs596
0254Poultry Hatcheries649
0259Poultry and Eggs, Not Elsewhere Classified889
Industry Group 027: Animal Specialties
0271Fur-Bearing Animals and Rabbits370
0272Horses and Other Equines3,970
0273Animal Aquaculture734
0279Animal Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified2,832
Industry Group 029: General Farms, Primarily Livestock And Animal Specialties
0291General Farms, Primarily Livestock and Animal Specialties23,913