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 Feedlots10,176
0212Beef Cattle, Except Feedlots15,225
0214Sheep and Goats1,274
0219General Livestock, Except Dairy and Poultry1,412
Industry Group 024: Dairy Farms
0241Dairy Farms19,910
Industry Group 025: Poultry And Eggs
0251Broiler, Fryer, and Roaster Chickens886
0252Chicken Eggs517
0253Turkeys and Turkey Eggs585
0254Poultry Hatcheries632
0259Poultry and Eggs, Not Elsewhere Classified916
Industry Group 027: Animal Specialties
0271Fur-Bearing Animals and Rabbits367
0272Horses and Other Equines3,810
0273Animal Aquaculture727
0279Animal Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified2,880
Industry Group 029: General Farms, Primarily Livestock And Animal Specialties
0291General Farms, Primarily Livestock and Animal Specialties24,703